Below is a post which was just supposed to be a bit of fun. I saw the great Doctor Who goodies and took a photo - mainly thinking to share it with who is a big fan.
Little did I know that the post would take off in a big way. It must have made it onto the 'What's Hot' list last night because at one point it was getting over one +1 every minute!
It now has over 600 (!) plus ones and quite a few shares.
So who missed the trick? The shop selling the stuff! Apart from an empty Facebook page and a completely unused Google generated G+ page they have no online presence. Not even a website! If they had been on G+ I would have tagged them in the post and I am absolutely certain that they could have got some business off the back of my post.
It frustrates me that a new business, that is trying hard to get off the ground in Chorley, is completely ignoring an amazing way to boost their business!
I think I'll be visiting them to show them how they're missing out!
Social media works .... and not always in the ways that may seem to be most obvious!
#DrWho #WhatsHot #SocialMedia
This is a great post by explaining why you needn't be too afraid of the Google+ walking dead and the RIP G+ articles that are being posted as click bait just recently.
You might also notice a few familiar faces in there who may (or may not) be able to do a mean Monster Mash but Google+ zombies they most certainly ain't!
H/t to (who does a lot of walking ..... of the South Downs kind rather than dead variety!)
#WalkingDead #GooglePlus #AliveAndKicking
Has anyone else noticed that many of the suggested people to follow are already in your circles?
is already in at least 6 of my circles and yet Google keeps repeatedly suggesting that I follow him. Either Google wants to make sure that the whole Plus follows Martin (it should!) or there is a weird bug about! Or is this Follow option something new that I've not heard about?
Has anyone else noticed similar strange suggestions?
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In this great post interviews and discusses Return on Relationships and ways to really connect in a valuable way.
I love this final quote from Ted:
"....remember relationships are like muscle tissue. The more you engage them, the stronger and more valuable they become."
It takes just 2 minutes to sign a petition to keep access to justice for all!
Today is the day that civil court fees are increased by over 600%, in some cases up to an eye-watering £10,000.
This increase comes on top of significant increases introduced last year and there is absolutely no justification for such a hike in fees. It is simply a shameful tax on justice and a step that further removes access to justice from the non-wealthy. The fee rises come in the face of opposition from all sides of the justice system including solicitors and barristers representing both Claimants and Defendants, defendant insurers, unions, legal advice services and the judiciary.
The Law Society launched a legal challenge to the court fee rises a couple of weeks ago and in response, and pending the outcome of that legal challenge, the government brought forward the date for introduction of the higher fees with only a few days notice given.
If you believe that access to justice should be available to all, not just those with considerable means, we would urge you sign this petition against the extortionate fee increases > https://www.change.org/p/ministry-of-justice-david-cameron-mp-chris-grayling-mp-stop-court-fees-increasing-by-over-600-on-9-march-2015?after_sign_exp=member_sponsored_donation
You may think that this matter doesn't affect you but anybody may find themselves in need of access to the courts at some time in their life and that access should not be denied.
#AccesstoJustice #Courts #CourtFees
This HOA should be very useful. Grab a late lunch and tune in!
Sure, it's a pretty chunky topic but we think we've got a couple of chaps who can help us cut through the clutter and get to the good stuff.
has been commercially involved with the web since back in 1995 and is enormously well respected in internet marketing and SEO circles. He's involved in a number of weekly HOA's and continues to consult with and help all types and sizes of business.
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is a speaker, consultant and marketing psychologist. For the past couple of years he's practically lived on Google+ and continues to offer stacks of free advice and content to help people and their businesses across the globe.
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- Beckett & Co Solicitors2001 - present
Hello! I’m Donna, and as my tagline says, I’m a lawyer, social media addict and consultant.
The Lawyer: I qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and have specialised as a personal injury solicitor since 1997. I am the owner of Beckett and Co Solicitors Solicitors which is a specialist personal injury practice.
The Social Media Addict: it’s true, I am completely addicted to social media, particularly Google Plus and I am on a mission to get the UK plussing!
I love to help people to connect. I run the UK Connect Community, which I set up to help UK users find, connect and network together.
I am also very active on Twitter and you can connect with me at @BeckettandCo
I won the award for Best Use of Social Media at the Lancashire Business Awards 2013
The Consultant: I love talking about social media. I mean, I really love it! In particular, I enjoy teaching business owners how they can use social media to catapult their business into the limelight and use social media to achieve real results.
I run social media training workshops, speak at events, and offer 1 to 1 training. If you’re interested in social media training call me for a chat on 01257 469332 or you can contact me here
My other interests: animals, motorbike racing (I absolutely love MotoGP), books, and rock music. I love to spend time in Northumberland – my header photo was taken at Beadnell beach.
What else do you need to know? Nothing much - what you see is what you get!
- Personal Injury Solicitor & Social Media Addict, 1996 - presentOwner