Now that the #BlogsOfAugust challenge from Mike Elgan is over, I wanted to share my five key takeaways from that experience.
I’ve also included thoughts from other #BlogsOfAugust participants who shared their experiences on what surprised them the most about blogging on the ‘Plus.
The surprisingly fast pace at which you get followers. G+ is blooming right now! Daniel Montesinos
The single most surprising thing for me was the level of engagement on Google+ versus Blogger. I got more comments on my G+ entries in a single month than I think I’ve received on Blogger … ever Mike Jenkinson
On Google+, the interactivity between author and audience is so dynamic that the original post is often just a trigger to a larger discussion—that is, the beginning of the conversation, not the end of it. M. Sinclair Stevens
I was surprised how helpful the other bloggers are and how much I can learn from them. Silvan Rehan
It’s easy to blog on Google+! I stopped worrying about formatting, SEO, linking, photos, etc., and just started having fun. Frank Mease
The single most surprising thing to me has been the level of engagement with my posts. This has far exceeded my expectations based on experiences with other blogging platforms. It’s been so promising that our company is planning to begin blogging on G+. Tim Bain
Google also announced a new Google+ feature that allows you to embed a Google+ post into your blog. I’m excited about this as I was already intending to cross post between my blog and Google+ and this will make it easier. Below I’ve embedded the Mike Elgan Google+ post that has more comments from the #BlogsOfAugust challenge participants (including yours truly) about their month blogging on Google+.
Kathy Alice Brown is a SEO expert specializing in Technical SEO and Content. In her spare time she loves to get outside.