I’ve been searching for a short-cut to the understanding of Google+ that I think I need, but there doesn’t seem to be one. All roads point back to one thing, which isn’t a short cut at all. Rather, it’s a deep dark cave with multiple passages and confusing sign posts. But, at this point, I am persuaded (by Sharon Greenthal of Midlife Boulevard and Lori Sailiata of Lara Britt Writes) that this is the way to go.
What is Google Plus? A Complete User Guide by Martin Shervington is a resource I’ve known about for weeks. It just took me this long to convince myself that there wasn’t a more stream-lined approach. Can any social media platform really be worth the effort of watching hours of videos and reading the accompanying text? Of course it can, if it’s the social media platform that determines how findable my blog is.
I suspect that much of the early material will be a repeat for me since I read What the Plus! by Guy Kawasaki. But, since that book was dated the day it was printed, I also suspect there are gaps, so I’m going to go through the whole thing.
I ate lunch, took a walk, and gave myself a pep talk, so I’m going in. Wish me luck! If I don’t emerge in time for the Bloggiesta Twitter chat tonight, send in the Saint Bernard with mulled wine.