As part of my latest experiment, during the month of August 2013 (and very possible ongoing, if the experiment is a success) I’m going to be writing a number of blog articles exclusively on Google Plus.
Why write on Google+?
Since starting this blog 8 years ago this month in August 2005 (you can still read my first ever blog post – “To Blog Or Not To Blog?”) the subject of the content of my posts have changed in focus. I started out blogging about whatever took my fancy from geek stuff to popular culture to music.
As the blog evolved I found myself primarily writing about technology – knowledgebase-like “How to” articles and reviews.
Then, as I grew my own IT business and subsequently sold it and took up my current role – providing expert advice to help IT businesses grow – the focus of my blog posts became business and personal growth topics.
Today, the vast majority of subscribers to my blog visit because of this focus on business growth topics. I don’t want to stray too far from this topic and alienate those visitors, but that still leaves me itching to write about certain other topics – which is where Google+ comes in.
Blogging on Google+
At the end of July, noted Google+ blogger Mike Elgan threw down the gauntlet and asked Bloggers: Try blogging exclusively on Google+ for one month.
While I’m not going to stop writing for my own blog during this time, as an experiment I am going to write some blog posts exclusively for Google+ - both to satisfy my own need to write about any subject I care to and to see if I can raise my level of engagement on Google+.
Why you should read me on Google+!
If you’re not already using Google+ then you’re missing a big trick! Despite what you may read, Google+ is *not* a “ghost town”. Nor is it Google’s version of Facebook. It’s much more than that, offering some great communities, lots of content and writers that you won’t find elsewhere, and is a glimpse into the next wave of Google technologies – including authorship and Hangouts. Still unconvinced? Have a read of my article Should I Be Using Google+?
That being said, if you simply enjoy reading about technology, gadgets, books, social media, business, sci-fi or comic books – then start following me on Google+ because I plan to write a number of Google+ exclusive blogs over the next month and more!
Follow me on Google+
So there we have it. I’m going to enjoy experimenting with blogging on Google+! I’d be interested in your hearing your thoughts, both in the comment section here and by reaching out to me on Google+.
You can find me on Google+ here – I hope you’ll join me!