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Monday, August 6, 2012

Google+ for the blog!

I've done it!  I started a Google+ profile for myself and a Google+ page for this blog!  I don't know why I waited so long because it really wasn't that difficult. 

I followed the steps outlined in the What Can Google+ Do For You? series by Shasta from In The Old Road.   Thanks for this great series Shasta and for your passion for Google+!

After I set up both pages, I added a Google+ gadget to my blog.  I already had a +1 button and hopefully as I start using Google+ more I'll see more +1's on my posts. 


I'm going to link up to Shasta's Google+ Blog Hop.  She's co-hosting this hop with several other great blogs.



This blog hop will help me meet lots of bloggers on Google+ and add lots of people to my circles.  Hopefully bloggers will circle me back too :) 

I kind of sound like I know what I'm talking about don't I? :)  I'm still learning though... I know I will be making lots of changes as I get more proficient with Google+.

I will be sharing blog posts and organizing tips on the blog's Google+ page (like I do on the From Overwhelmed To Organized Facebook page).  As I see how each of these social communities interacts, I'm sure each one will take on it's own flavour. 

If you're using Google+, I encourage you to join the blog hop.  And, of course, please check out the From Overwhelmed To Organized Google+ page as well!  I'm looking forward to getting to know you more on Google+.


Happy organizing!





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26 comments:

  1. Congrats on your page! I just started one too, but not sure I know what I am doing! Love all things organizing....we need to connect :) Following you on FB

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    1. Thanks Raquel! Isn't organizing great?! I'm following you back on FB. Looking forward to getting to know you more :)

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  2. Congrats on your G+ page! I am just getting into it and I really enjoy it! :) My page is Lu & Ed on there. :)

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    1. Thanks Cody! Love your page...very creative.

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  3. Hi Hilda, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks so much Chris! Your blog is lovely and I look forward to getting to know you more.

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  4. Okay I have been blogging for years. You sent a text from Igoogle asking to be friends. I am going to research all this - to tell you the truth I don't use it much. How did you find me on it? I am all full of questions. And I am used to the GFC button. I am going to read the other blog about why they are important. Thanks for your en lighting me. I am going to follow you here, add you as a friend on google. Hope you do the same.

    Glad to meet you.
    sandie

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    1. Hi Sandie! Good to "meet" you :) I'm still fairly new to blogging overall but especially to Google+ so I'm learning as I go. I've found it really easy on G+ to increase my circles (easier than getting "likes" on Facebook). G+ recommends people I may know based on people already in my circles and since pretty much everyone I circled is a blogger (from the blog hop initially) then most of the names recommended are also bloggers. I've been circling those people and inviting them to do the same back so that's probably how I found you. I'm glad you're following and I will do the same. I look forward to getting to know you and if you have any G+ questions I'll do my best to answer them!

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  5. You have a lovely blog! I'm your newest follower from "Flock Together" blog hop - I would love a follow-back if you get a chance: http://godsgrowinggarden.com/
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Thanks Angie! Love your blog too and am following back.

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  6. I am your newest follower returning your follow. I look forward to more visits.

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    1. Thanks Meryl! I look forward to getting to know you!

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  7. Google+ is a foreign concept and a little scary to me. I am a Facebook girl all the way! (yet have to set up a "like" page for my blog though). Thank you for the link, I will definitely have to look into it!

    Thanks again for the follow, I did the same :)

    Kristina

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    1. I was pretty scared to start G+ too Kristina. I put it off for awhile. I like FB and am working on building the FB page for my blog but I was sold on G+ mainly for how it improves Google search results. With a bit of work building up your "circles" it should help increase traffic for your blog. Good luck with it if you get started and let me know if you need any help (not that I'm an expert or anything!).

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  8. Thank you so much for demystifying Google+ for me a bit. I have an account, but have not really used it at all. I checked out the link to Shasta's blog. This will be very helpful. Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome Mom on the Make! Glad to help. I searched for you on G+ but didn't see anything under your blog name. If you follow me there I'll follow you back. Let me know if you need any other help getting going just ask :)

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  9. Hi Hilda! I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by and following! I love your blog! I am an organizational nut so I am so excited to be your newest follower! Have a wonderful weekend!!

    -Stephanie
    stephanie-shear.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Stephanie! Thanks for commenting and following! Great to meet a fellow organizational nut :) I look forward to getting to know you better.

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  10. I regret being so late in responding to you! Thanks for joining the Flock Together Blog Hop last week. I am now your happy GFC, G+, and LF follower. Hope you'll hop with me this week at http://www.momsbestnest.blogspot.com/2012/08/flock-together-tuesday-blog-hop-828.html

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    1. Thanks Mikki! I hopped again this week and will continue to. It's a great way to meet other bloggers :)

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  11. Hi Hilda, Shasta sure did put on a great series, didn't she? I'm following you via G+, GFC, and email now. I'm looking forward to that Blog Hop too! I'm visiting after connecting on FB. Hope you get a chance to visit us to return the favor. I'm a Canadian blogger as well (West Coast).

    Cheers,

    Renee
    http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com

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    1. Hi Renee,

      Yes, her series was the main reason I started G+! Great to connect with you on FB and I'm following you too. Always great to meet another Canadian blogger!

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  12. Hey there! I found ya on Monday Mingle & I'm a new follower. Your blog is great, I'm going to check out Google+.

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  13. Hi, I'm a new follower from the Monday Mingle Hop, and I am so glad I found your blog because I could definitely use some organization help sometimes.

    http://www.supremelydivinelife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Glad to help :) Following you back. Your cupcakes and cakes look amazing!

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