RESHARE:Forget the SUL - who would YOU suggest we follow?
Aside of me (wink wink), who would you recommend new comers follow on Google+?
Don't think popularity or just great content, but rather - engagement.
We want to make people feel welcomed and included so they stay and have fun.+Amanda Blain
started it, let us finish. I'll start in the first comment.
Reshared text:Who To Follow On Google Plus - THE 2014 LIST
I see lots of magazines and websites promoting a list of "Who to follow in social media/twitter/facebook/whatever".... Sadly few of these lists ever include anyone from Google Plus... So time to change all that....
I'm working on creating a list of 50 People to Follow On Google Plus for the New Year. I'll include it with my Google Plus talk at +New Media Expo
and promote it heavily on all my social media. ... So some guidelines are needed...
1) First i'm going to work with +CircleCount
to include some "facts" behind why these accounts are good to follow, not necessarily based on follower count, but stats of any kind are all too often missing from these lists.
2) Brands or People can be included.
3) It's my list, so I'll have final say but want your input(see below)
4)Engagement should play a big part here.. as in the person is actually "here" on plus and will + mention answer you, share your stuff, plus your comment etc.. I think thats important.
5) Outside press on the final list - If you know someone on a news site, press, have a blog, etc... mention it! Let's try and get some eyeballs outside of the Plus Sphere.
will be the official fun trackable hashtag I just made up for this.
Want to participate? I'd love to see the ONE PERSON/BRAND
who you think 'rock and rolls' on plus. Please don't start plussing yourself or 50 people you like or are friends with here If you pick yourself or a big group, I'm deleting it
Try and think of if you were inviting someone brand new to the network and they were only following ONE person, which person would make them "get plus"
or want to stay around? It could be the person who did that for you. Or Someone who is using plus in a unique and fun way. The person who makes you feel included and love it here above all others, and likely would do that for thousands of other people too.(So not your personal best buddy :) ) I'm hoping to get some "unqiue gems" and not just another list of "big names"... Try for that person/brand.
You also could use the #GPlus2Follow
hashtag on a really awesome post you see, and i'll monitor that for cool suggestions too.
I hope this will be a fun way to get some eyeballs on Google Plus Rockstars and some positive attention to the site we all love. #socialmedia #GPlus2Follow #Ghosttown #GooglePlus