I’ve set up a Blog Tips Community here and I’ve invited a variety of bloggers, and I’d like to invite you to join us.
What’s better about G+ Communities?
First up, you can have categories in your community.
I have WordPress, Blogger, How Tos and other related blogging categories as well as a general discussion category. Categories make it easier to manage the community and find older content.
And then there’s Events and hangouts.
I’ve always felt that G+ hangouts were the biggest weapon in the G+ armoury. The potential for hangouts is tremendous and aligned with a group based on your passions – the opportunities are awesome. Yeah I know, I could get a few more superlatives in the sentence but I’m trying to contain my enthusiasm! And then there’s the opportunity for events based around your community – like Meet Up, only more interactive.
G+ communities can be open or private, the blog tips community is open.
At the moment there are a few hiccups, last night I struggled to use the invite options to invite people to the community and had to resort to emailing Circles and Facebook messaging. I can forgive that on a new feature, let’s hope it gets fixed soon or our fledgling communities will wither and die. Also communities are not available on mobile devices at present. I have an Android powered Samsung Galaxy (no idea what version, but it’s the white one) and I can’t view communities on the G+ App. Let’s hope the mobile aspect gets here soon as well
A Few Other Communities
Saul Fleischman - Social Media Bootstrapping
Lilach Bullock - Social Media Marketing
Bob Dunn - WP Chatter
Aleandru Filip - Internet Marketing Lessons
Stephen Hughes - Blog Community
Carece Slaughter and Kim Reynolds – Social Media Mentors
Guy Kawasaki – APE (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur) (I’m currently reading the book and it’s a cracking read).
Kristi Hines – Blogging
Danny Brown and Sam Fiorella – Influence Marketing
Lisa Miller – Language Practice
So go check out the communities and join a few that interest you. Start your own community and fill it with like-minded people. If in doubt, start a regional community Essex G+ Community consists of only me right now, but I’ll soon find local people to join and network with.
If you’ve started a community already, please leave a link to it in the comments.
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