It’s been a year since Google+ arrived and I feel I’ve actually never given it a proper go. I’d post a tweet and then I’d log in to Google+ and share the same thing again. I know, it’s pretty shameful to say this out loud but I don’t think I’m the only one.
So, this week I’m going to join Phil and step away from Twitter, which I’ve been using heavily for more than three years now. I feel like an addict, well … sometimes! Instead whenever I feel the urge to tweet, I will go to G+ and share.
Going “Cold Twerky” won’t be easy but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
So, here is my To Do List:
- Use Google+ every day to share updates and look for info (Figure out how to link my Instagram and FourSquare to G+)
- Add some interesting people to my circles
- Actually clean up my circles and remove people who think sharing vids of people getting hurt is fun
- Consider enabling Google+ chat (The first, and last time, I went visible I received many dirty offers from people I didn’t even know – that freaked me out a little)
- Try hangouts
You can find my G+ updates at http://gplus.to/Kat4PR. Feel free to say hello and tag me in your update, or leave a comment here with any thoughts of feedback or things I should try on Google+.
I will update this post with anything interesting I learn along the way.
End of Cold Twerky: How did it go?
Monday (24hrs in…)
- Hmm, so where do I start. I don’t know many people – feel #confused
- Shared some links to interesting articles …
- No response … hmm, maybe they weren’t that interesting
- Lee Smallwood introduced me to some of his G+ friends
- Bingo! Made 10 new friends! Shared my thoughts on Google+ with many people #success
Lesson learned: Sharing content, good or bad, is not enough to make friends. The best way to start is to introduce yourself to the G+ community (or to get somebody to introduce you)
- After a busy Tuesday, starting to discover G+ a bit more
- Posted a few questions about G+ and received some good answers … Nice response, wasn’t expecting it
- I think I can get used to this… #happy
Lesson learned: It’s ok to ask questions. G+ users are friendly and like to share their ideas and help others to find their answers
- Rainy days make me feel depressed. Feeling the urge to tell someone on the web…
- Put off sharing anything about the weather until past 2PM … It didn’t feel right to share random thoughts here
- OK, I did it (don’t judge me) – ha, nice response from some G+ users … but not everyone … feel a little lonely here
- Had s good conversation about using pictures on G+
Lesson learned: G+ users are not into reading random thoughts, it’s sad actually. But you can have a good discussion about techy topics.
Google+ is very VERY different from Twitter and Facebook. People share good quality content and they like to engage with others and discuss the posts. During the Cold Twerky experiment this week I’ve had some really interesting conversations with people around the world. But is it really worth my time?
What I liked: The content is great – You can have great discussions via comments with people who share the same interests in one place. On top of that, you can post your response from your Gmail account. +1 here!
What I missed: As much as I enjoyed exploring G+ I don’t think it is going to take the first place in my social network of choice. I will continue to use it, but not instead of Twitter or Facebook. Twitter is a place where I can “talk” about anything and there is always somebody listening. Even if I post those random thoughts about the weather. Facebook is super important to me to stay in touch with my family and friends, and I keep it very private.
For more interesting thoughts about Google+, visit Phil’s blog and read his latest post