Google+ is not a ghost town. There are many people rocking the platform day in and day out. Google+kins have created their own socialsphere and are making it more fantastic as they grow and evolve. As Guy likes to say, “Google+ is for people who share your passions” — make new friends and explore what you love more deeply.
Not sure how to get started? Ask questions of people who are active on Google+, they are very helpful as a community.
If you aren’t there and haven’t tried it, give it a chance! Nothing is more frustrating than someone saying “I don’t like that” and then having them admit they didn’t try it. You aren’t five and this isn’t spinach. Try it.
2. Share content that you find on other sites and cross polinate
3. Find some great circles of people who love what you love
An easy way to find people is to search “shared a circle with you” and check out the circles that other people are sharing. People usually say why they created the circle or just the name can tell you everything you need to know. Here is the largest list of Google+ Shared Circles created by Chris Porter. There are 1315 great Google+ circles here — if you can’t find something that interests you, I hate to tell you this but… you might be boring.
4. +Mention your friends
Let people know you are on Google+ and want to join the conversation.
5. Trendspotting — catch the wave of a trending topic
Participating in #Caturday, #ScienceSunday or whatever trends interest you can help you by:
Increasing your engagement per post or tweet
Make some new connections
Build your following
Have more FUN! That makes everything more awesome, right?
Peg Fitzpatrick is proud to be a Managing Partner and writer for 12 Most. She is Director of Marketing and Social Media Manager for Kreussler Inc., and hosts the popular #MyBookClub chat on the 1st Monday of every month at 8 pm EST.
She has also started speaking at events such as the #140 Conference and is honored to be included on several “best of” online and blogging lists. Peggy loves to travel and enjoys photography as well.
All about being positive and connecting, she is a true social butterfly. Tweet her and say hi at @pegfitzpatrick, find her Stumbling on StumbleUpon, rocking Google+ here Google or happily pinning on Pinterest