Adding the Facebook “Like” Button: Why not?

Even though I don’t update this blog every day, it gives me a nice, warm feeling when someone uses social networking tools to broadcast a post they find interesting. There is nothing like referrals to let you know that people enjoy your writing and find it interesting enough to share with friends.

I added social networking sharing tools to my site a while ago, but until today, had not added the Facebook “like” button. Not out of any specific animus, but because I hadn’t gotten around to it. But after seeing several articles about blog traffic and noting how my friends had begun to rely on the tool, I used a plugin to add it to my site. It took less than two minutes, and I was able to join in on the fun.

Facebook “Like” button links.

Mashable on how using the button can increase blog referrals…

WebMonkey on how easy it is

But its not all good press, as PCWorld has an article about what’s to hate about the button …