On Saturday my blog buddy Sarah and I met with several members of our local San Diego Chapter for the annual Published Authors Brunch. It was a time to eat delicious food and chat about the business of writing. I thought I would spend time over the next few days sharing some of the tips and information that was shared during this great event.
One of the topics discussed was the introduction of Google + and how to use it to our advantage. Described as part Facebook, part Twitter, Google + was touted as the newest weapon in an authors social media arsenal. Fellow author Melissa Wiley has written a great pair of articles on Google + here are the links for part 1 ,part 2, and part 3.
Here are a few recommendations to prepare for Google +:
- If you don’t already have a Google account, now is the time to get one. Even if you don’t use Google for your email it’s good to have the account already established.
- Update your Google profile. The updated file will be important as you establish your Google + presence.
Google + is still in the beta stage of development so you will need an invitation to check it out. I was just given an invitation so I will be looking at it later this week. I will give you an update once I’ve had a chance to work with it for a while.
Son #2 recommended this Gizmodo article if you would like to read even more about Google +.
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