The Awesome Power that is Google+ –> Writers, you should use it!
- What is G+
- How the #writecampaign participants can use it
- How to join if you are not already in G+
As i’m sure most of you are aware, Google+ is the “new thing” is social media tools out. It is just awesome. I MUCH prefer it to twitter in most respects. I now find twitter so impersonal. G+ is like having the real time streaming of twitter emersed with blog posts and blog comments. With a dash of Facebook friends thrown in.
You can post your blog post, with a little blurb about it asking for comment on a topic… some will go and look at your blog and leave comments there. Some will leave them on G+, the interaction on G+ is awesome. Real time discussion about a issue or problem is fantastic. Unlike Twitter where the replies take up room in the stream and are really short. On G+ it is done in the comments of the post. So much more handy. –> Ok so you are worried that blog comments will go down, hmmm but you are making real connections on G+. I’m happy with that trade off.
Best of all you can limit who sees what!
f you only want your closer writing friends to see your query for Beta-readers. They only they need to see it. If however your book is about to be launched and you want to scream it to the world, you can scream it to everyone who wants to listen to you.
Twitter on the other hand you have no power over who sees your tweets. Your Twitter readers decide if they want to see your tweets or not.
Well it is a nice place for sharing out posts. If you all follow each other, then you can add everyone to a “Writecampaign circle and share your posts:-) Or you can write messages about how you are going with the campaign and challenges.
I have made a list for everyone in the #writecampaign on Google+ –> go HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME <– If you have not already done so. From this post you can easily hover over each name and add it to your circles. Easy!
–> Mini blog plug (sorry) –> don’t forget to sign up for my competition. If you have a book published and would like me to buy it/review it slash whatever. Sign up to the linky list. In the post here. I will buy at least one book a week maybe more.<–
But I’m not in G+ and I can’t get an invite!
Sure you can! Just send me an email, tweet, message with THE EMAIL YOU WANT CONNECTED TO YOU G+ ACCOUNT.
In other words I need you to put the email address you want connected in the body of the email. This makes it very clear to me that you want that email connected.
If you already have a Google account (google blogger/feedburner ….) then use that email connected with that account. Then your profile will be imported. (You can change it of course)
My secure Email form is here –> Email Sarah for a G+ invite, leaving your email address in the body of the message
I’m in G+ and want to have that badge thinggy on my blog
I have a page where I have described this process –> Add a badge details From here you can add a badge to BLOGGER or WORDPRESS. Assuming you can add an HTML widget to your blog. (Blogger no problems) (WordPress, should be no problems). There are lots of pictures to talk you through.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this new blog launch today. All your comments have eased my mind that people are going to come and find me at the new site. Please make sure you update your RSS feeds and things as they are obviously different to the old Precocious Scribe.
Problems so far:
- No ability (yet) to subscribe to comments (fixing soon)
- RSS has been playing up
- Feedburner not recognising my statistics yet. (I still have zero subscribers according to them) I know that at least 15 of you have sent me personal messages/emails to say you have actually signed up to the RSS, so I feel a little better. It’s horrid seeing it at zero instead of hundreds.
- Still have little content, the pages are rather bare…
- Basic formatting error and messyness.
On the whole I am happy:-)
Thanks again guys you are awesome