Hi, and Thank You for visiting or following me on Google+!
FYI - You will not find me on Klout, PlusClout or other emperor's new statistics sites.
If you are new to Google+ - there are a few points to take note of...
Google+ is not Facebook. Your old friends might not be here (yet), but that is okay, since Google+ exists to bring people together based on their shared interests and not only by social connection.
You don't have to follow people back if they follow you. On Google+, we don't have to be friends, but who knows - we might actually go from random commenters to become friends if we share a common interest, and if we like what the other have to share and say.
Don't be one of the #blueheads! Add a photo of yourself, or a drawing, or one of your cat. Fill in a little info about yourself and your interests, roughly where in the world you are, and what else you might like to share.
Do you want your Google+ experience to come alive? Find someone to follow! How, you say? Do you know how to Google? ;) You can search for stuff on Google+ too. Search for People, brands or keywords and browse among the results. Spot someone making a post you like? Make a circle and follow them!
There are some people you absolutely need to follow. These people - among many others - share knowledge about how to get the most out of Google+. To mention a few: rahul roy, Shamil Weerakoon, and Denis Labelle . Browse their shared circle posts to find more interesting people to follow!
Comment, Share, and Post! To become a valued participant, you need to participate! Make comments in other people posts. Share posts that interest you. Post about stuff that interests you.
Share to public! It makes it easier to reshare, and it makes your profile interesting to people visiting which are not already in your circles.
There is no wrong way to use Google+ - but we all have our preferences. Personally, I'm not huge on wisdom memes and posts about how you slept or what you ate - well unless you had a weird dream, or took a #foodporn picture of something delicious, or shared the recipe. I prefer when people leave Facebook confessions on Facebook. I also like it when people are civil, reflected and care to post a little bit more than smileys, lols and wtfs.