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Google Plus is Not Your Blog - Chris Brogan

Google Plus is Not Your Blog - Chris Brogan | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Your blog, especially if you pay to have it hosted and with its own shiny URL is YOUR real estate. There are still some things you can do to violate your terms of service with your hosting company, but otherwise, it’s yours to do with as you wish, kind of like when you own a home or a building. You can change the design of your blog. You can store all the data you want to house. You can add and subtract things. You can customize the look and the feel. You can drive people where you want them to go. You can incentivize them to take an action you’d like them to take.

No matter what, no matter how much more engagement you get on a place like Google+, it is not your “home base.” It’s your “outpost.”
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Why Bloggers Should Consider Engaging on Google+ Darren Rowse

Why Bloggers Should Consider Engaging on Google+ Darren Rowse | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Let me start by saying that as good as Google+ is, its never going to replace my blogs. I say this because I’ve already seen a number of people say that they’re considering giving up their blogs to concentrate their efforts on Google+.
The same thing happened back a few years ago when Twitter hit. I can think of at least a couple of people who gave up blogging to go more heavily into Twitter.

While Google+ is in some ways more like a blog than Twitter (comments, longer form content, etc.) I would still advise caution here for a number of reasons that I’ve previously written about in my post Homebases and Outposts – my approach to Social Media. Ultimately a lot of it comes down to:
- Google controlling my destiny
- Branding
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With Google+ do you really need a blog anymore? - Post de Loic Le Meur

With Google+ do you really need a blog anymore? - Post de Loic Le Meur | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
With Google+ do you really need a blog anymore?

You can't use Twitter as your blog as you can't share more than 140 char.
You can't use Facebook as your blog as it's private, you can use your Facebook page as a blog, though.
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Why I’ll Never Redirect my Personal Blog to Google Plus - Marshall Kirkpatrick, Technology Journalist

Why I’ll Never Redirect my Personal Blog to Google Plus - Marshall Kirkpatrick, Technology Journalist | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
A number of prominent web personalities have announced that they are going to redirect their personal blogs to their Google Plus pages – because they get so much more interaction with readers when they post there. I can understand that, but I’ll never do that with my blog.

I have 3 times as many connections on Circles as I have RSS and email subscribers here (in 2 weeks, vs 5 or 6 years!) – but I’m not tempted in the slightest to give up what I have here. Perhaps it’s just about trade-offs and I’m not willing to give up the control I have over the way my personal site communicates with visitors.
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Google+ Marks The End of Blogging As a Means of Personal Expression - Technology Review

Google+ Marks The End of Blogging As a Means of Personal Expression - Technology Review | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
A crazy fad is sweeping the blogosphere: Prominent tech bloggers, including Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, and Bill Gross, founder of startup incubator Idealab, are giving up their blogs and pointing their eponymous domain names at their Google+ streams.

And why? "G+ gives me more (real-time) feedback and engagement than my blog ever did," writes Rose.

When Internet-famous people are tearing down their blogs and pointing their domain names at their Google+ streams, is 'web logging' dead?
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Google+ also developing into a mini-blogging platform?

The conversations (easy-going) and sharing (so far not oversharing or broadcasting) seems to be be strong parts of the Google+ platform. But there also seems to be a lot of people starting to use the tool as a mini-blogging platform, where "the blog post" are published into the stream, instead of onto a blog platform, and thereafter linked-up through Google+.

A couple of examples:

Chris Brogan testet out two ways of blogging in Google+, and made a post about it, outside of G+.
http://www.chrisbrogan.com/googleplusblogging/

Baratunde Thurston blogged the same post - "Will Google Plus let me hangout with Halle Berry?" at Google+ https://plus.google.com/113247423264358423892/posts/U7tVYBaEnBD and at his own blog: http://www.baratunde.com/blog/2011/7/5/will-google-plus-let-me-hangout-with-halle-berry.html

Dave Grays thoughts on Google+ - a Google he could fall in love with:
https://plus.google.com/117373186752666867801/posts/KrjoVib2mTB

Andy Staudacher strongly warned against the G+Profil-URL-Shortener
https://plus.google.com/100272572056305744950/posts/VnJzgwgm3x6
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