Google Friend Connect – Give Me Your Opinion

I’ll keep this brief (you’ve probably heard that before but I really mean it).  I’ve been looking at the overall layout of my blog and that made me reconsider the design and layout of my opt-in forms.

You can see my “traditional” opt-in form on the right.  I think it’s important to offer something to my subscribers when they sign-up and I am giving away a valuable PLR ebook to all my subscribers.

However, I like the idea of using Google Friend Connect to easily add subscribers and send out newsletters to them to keep them informed of updates to my blog content.  I also like the idea of creating a “community” on my blog.

I would appreciate it if you could give me some feedback on this subject.  You can either leave a comment in the normal way or subscribe using the Google Friend Connect widget in the sidebar.  Thanks in advance.