I’ve had Google+ on my To Do List forever and a day. Now I’ve finally added the bare bones of a profile, tried to figure out what should be public and what should be private, and added some links as well as a new photo.
I don’t understand it all yet, especially the connecting and networking part, but I’ll do my homework and eventually figure it all out.
Becoming active on Goodreads is next on my agenda. I have an author presence there, but haven’t spent any time adding and rating books I’ve read, posting reviews, or connecting with friends.
I tried to learn some lessons from Diane’s post on structuring our lives (just scroll down, it’s right below this post). Getting more organized is going to be a crucial part of staying sane throughout 2014 (and beyond, I hope).
The next couple of weeks will be difficult. My favorite Olympic events, covering everything from snowboarding to ice skating to almost everything else, are calling me. I hear them right now…..
Patricia Stoltey says
Sharon, if that happened I would be very aggravated.
Hi Jemi. I agree about the Olympics. I love the winter events and hate that I can’t watch them all.
Jemi Fraser says
I think the rest of life should be put on hold while we all watch the Olympics! 🙂
Off to find you on G+
Sharon Himsl says
Good luck with google+. Some sites switching over no longer allow comments (unless you sign up too), which feels forced to me. Glad that’s not the case here.
Patricia Stoltey says
Thanks, Alex, Margot, and Susan.
Inger, I resisted Google+ for a long time but finally decided I wanted to be where the action is. Maybe if I do something very uncharacteristic and read all the instructions??? 😀
Susan Gourley/Kelley says
I found you on Google+. I haven’t figured out how it helps me but I’m there. I do use Goodreads.
Margot Kinberg says
Welcome to Google+, Pat! I’ve found it very helpful and it really is straightforward to use once you get used to it. On my way to find you there now.
When I saw the title of this post, I had to come and read it and wish you good luck. I do everything in Google, except Google+. I don’t like the format of the Google+ blogs and find some of them very confusing. On some you have a very hard time finding the latest post, whereas others are much more straightforward. I don’t know what the difference is. Maybe they are good for networking when you want to promote your books. Anyhow, I hope it works out for you.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
I’ll go find you on Google+ then! You can connect it to your Blogger profile, but that makes it harder for people to find your blog.