Thursday, November 19, 2015

A New Look for Google Plus & Thanking YOU at #GrowingCirclesHop

Hello, there! Welcome to another Thursday party, where we share our Google Plus content with Growing Circles Hop.

We do also want to point out that there is a newer, simple and easy-to-navigate style of Google Plus being offered in preview mode...We'll soon be talking more about that, but we'll be taking next week off for Thanksgiving Break. You might want to try out the new view and have a look around, and the option is available to switch back to the "classic G+" if you don't like the new style. A sample of the New Look is below!

You can see that the menu is now located on the left side, the cover photo image size is changed, interests are shown near the top and then the G+ posts below that. We'll get into more detail when we get back from our break! (So, we hope you'll join us in December!)
And for today's party...

This week we are all about giving thanks and showing YOU, our party-goers, how much we appreciate you linking up with us each week. We're showcasing some of our most loyal #GrowingCirclesHop partiers. Our party is on #89 and still always going strong with awesome content and people to follow on Google Plus as we party together. Be sure to stop by our featured partiers this week and be certain they're in your circles!

These are just a sliver of our regular party people! We are so thankful for each and every one of you that join us and share content (and use our party hashtag too!). Don't forget to check out the linky this week for more great people to have in your circles!

Party with us and use our party hashtag
for a chance to be our next
Party Hashtag Feature OR the Wildcard!
We also now do random features now and then, what we like to call our "Wild Card Features," where we randomly select a Google Plus post from any link from the linky, so be sure to link up and share YOUR content.

Remember to link up your G+ profile or a G+ post you've shared publicly,
not your blog URL.

The party stays open until Friday night at midnight, EST! So don't be shy, come and visit on Friday too. Show us your G+ posts. Search our party hashtag in G+ to see awesome content for TWO days instead of just one! 

To make the most of this link party, please follow the rules below.
1. You MUST add your hosts and co-hosts to one of your circles before linking up. 
Cathy  |  Sinea  |  Kim

2. Link up your personal Google+ profile, blog or business G+ pagesOR -- you can link up a specific G+ post of yours - but NOT your blog URL. 
Note: If you want to post both of them, we're cool with that too! The only thing we ask is that you limit your post shares to one per blog/business page. We have no set limit for personal post shares, but please keep it to a reasonable number (preferably not more than 5 posts using our party hashtag).
3. Publicly share a post - (new or old) on G+ and use the party hashtag #GrowingCirclesHop. See note above for limit guidelines.
4. Connect with others by clicking on your #growingcircleshop hashtag, or enter "growingcircleshop" in the search box at the top. Engage with at least 2-3 others by a Share, +1 and/or Comment. 
5. Add new friends to your circles! Be social. It's completely worth it!
6. Help us spread the word about this party so we can try for trending on Google Plus each week! 
Check back on G+ and +1/comment on the party posts with our hashtag #growingcircleshop until Friday night.

Want to co-host? We're looking for awesome bloggers to help us!
If interested, send an email to Kim at 2justByou(at)gmail(dot)com with "G+ Party Co-Host" in the subject line.

LINK UP below!!! You can now link up your G+ profile page -OR- you can link up a specific G+ post that you've already publicly shared using our party hashtag!  

Take a look at the posts for our Google Plus Tips Series here: 

Plus, join us at Wonderful Wednesday this week and share your recipes, DIY crafts, and more!

Pin It


Stephanie Daigneault said...

Looks like fun!!

mail4rosey said...

Awww look, I'm in such good company up there. Thank you for the mention. :) And for hosting the party. :)