Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A New Blogging Community

First off, I want to say an incredible THANK YOU for everyone's comments on yesterday's post.  I was super busy all day, but I'll be replying and visiting bloggers (and doing follow-backs) from yesterday's comments soon.  =0)  I really appreciate you all visiting and sharing your thoughts with your comments.  It means a lot!  It made my day!!!

Now for today's post....

Are you on Google Plus?  There's a new blogging community, and I'd love for you to join me there.  It's a place to connect with our blogs and share our posts and information, all about blogging.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm following SO many blogs - sometimes it's hard for me to keep up and visit all my favorites when I want.  I'm not a huge fan of RSS and feedburner (but I still use it), because my email inbox is already completely crammed each day.  Sad to say, but sometimes I just have to go through and delete a bunch of stuff without even looking at the content (so if the subject line isn't a small preview of the content, it's a goner).  

Well, with this new Google Plus community, I am hoping that it's going to help me out a little bit...Here's why:

** With the new community, you can share your daily posts in the category that it belongs in - whether it's fashion, beauty, fitness, handmade, DIY, blogging tips, etc.  You can also share your blog's homepage on the blog roll.  If you have a question or want to chat, there's a category for that too.  When someone posts, you get a preview of the content (LOVE this!), so you can either click on it, or delete it if it doesn't suit you for the day.  And if it's something that you want to share, you can +1 it right there!  Easy peasy.

** You can browse by category to pick & choose what blog posts you want to read.  If you want to check out the foodie posts, you simply look in that category.  Want to see the Mommy blog posts to get some parenting tips, stories, etc. - check out that category and see what's waiting for you there.

** All bloggers are welcome to join!  You do have to apply, but that's because the content needs to remain family friendly.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

** We can interact and be social right there within the community and grow our blogs and other social networks together.  It's a great way to network.

** Own an online shop (Etsy, Storenvy, Artfire, etc.)?  There's even a category for some product promotion.

So what do you think?  Click on the image above and check it out.  You can preview the community and scroll through the list of category topics on the left.  At the bottom is a description, and you can decide if you'd like to apply and join.  =0)

Speaking of Google Plus, are you in my circles yet?  If you'd like me to add you, leave a comment below with your URL, and I'll add you.  If you want to add me, here's my Google Plus profile.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!



Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

I must admit that Google Plus scares me - It's overwhelming. Thank you for sharing this new community! - I just asked to join -but I was expecting an application or something but it didn't even ask me for my blog url - is that correct??
Thanks again

TheGoodOleDays OnEtsy said...

Thanks. I'll see you over there.

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Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I'm on Google Plus but I never use it. Definitely going to look into this though! I could use a little organization with the blogs I follow.

Handmade Cuties said...

I'm still learning G+ but excited to part of this community. Thank you so much!

Handmade Cuties

Additionsstyle said...

I love the new blogging community you started! It has been fun to find new blogs and be able to share in the community. Thanks for starting it, and letting me be part of the group!
Everyday Inspired

Sugar Aunts said...

We are not there yet, but joining is on the to-do list. We will try to find you once we learn our way a bit :)