What else do you need to do to make your family history blog as inviting and as enticing as possible so that cousins will contact you for possible research collaboration?
But? Once someone ends up on your blog and realizes that they just might be related to you in some way, how easy do you make it for possible cousins to contact you?
Putting your email address directly on your blog may be helpful for cousins to contact you. However, it also makes it easy for spammers to span your email. Who needs that?
Also? How many times have you had a cousin contact you via email, but not provide some important contact information of their own so that you can easily contact them back? I know that's happened to me in the past. I mean, I like to know the name of the person who has contacted me so that I can address them properly when I contact them back.
And here's the solution: create a Google Contact Me Form in your Google Drive and embed the HTML code for the form on your website. Sounds complicated, I know, but it's not. I promise. It's a 2-step process because you create the Contact Form and then embed it on your family history website or blog. Below I created two slideshows with step-by-step instructions for this 2 step-process -- one for the creation of the Contact Me Form in Google Drive and one on how to embed it on your Blogger Blog. Now, I used Blogger Blog as the example because it's a popular free blogging platform. However, you can embed this Contact Me Form wherever you want using the HTML code.
Creating a Contact Me Form in Google Drive
Before you start the slideshow, the first step is to navigate to your Google Drive account. Then...
Before starting the slideshow:
- Sign in to your Blogger.com account.
- If you have multiple blogs, select the blog you want to add the Contact Me Form to.