I have added Google Friend Connect to my blog as a way to connect with my visitors here – currently I am trying it out but as of now, since I just added it, I am a bit friendless. So this is a self serving plea to all of you, especially my friends and family, to come and join my site through Google Friend Connect. To do it you just have to click join and if you already us a Google service like Gmail or Blogger you can just sign in with that. You can also add it to your blogs and we can all get interconnected.
So why did i do this? Part for the reasons listed above and part per Robert Scoble’s request. When he added it a couple weeks back his main issue was having to FTP a couple files to his his server. For the masses a plugin for the feature would be best but it still was not hard to install on my site. I had to put two html files on my server via FTP, then I pasted the code Google had generated for me on my sidebar file using the WordPress appearance editor. I also added the Social Bar on the bottom of my site which was also just a bit of code pasting here and there, again, for this feature a plugin would be better for most.
So check it out, join my site, and let me know how it goes.