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My Beautiful Earth

I had some time today, when the sun was just right on the front lawn, to take some interesting shots. My goal was to get some very subtle sequences and get Google+ to #autoawesome them.

Mission accomplished.

Notice the very subtle motion on some and the not-so-subtle little legs running around on others. I really love how these came out.

I wonder if anyone else has submitted any auto-awesome images for +TIME's #mybeautifulearth campaign.

#photography #iphonography
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+Motavis Jones thanks! It belongs to my mother-in-law. lol :D

+Anelia van Reenen thank you! :D

+Jonathan Moore thanks! 

+Joann Woolley I don't know how anyone could not love that.

+Mike Allton it was actually Judah (Micah is the newborn-- 3 months old). It was a lot of fun to capture! Just lock the focus on the foreground grass and tell your little one where to run/jump. Very fun and yields some interesting shots. 

+Jennifer Herndon thanks! It's always nice when it works out for me. I had a few auto-awesomes in there that were strange thought. The "action" auto-awesome is always strange.

+Danny Youngers happy Easter to you as well! 
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Keep Calm, It Is Finished

Made this a while back. Seemed like a good time to resurrect it. ;)

Have a great weekend everyone! Lots to celebrate.

#HappyEaster #ResurrectionSunday #Jesus #Christianity
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+Dilip K. I have to go. But hear me out for a second. The Lord says, I Am the Lord thy God. You shall have no others gods before me. You shall not make for yourselves any graven image, in the form of anything in heaven or earth. In the beganinning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1. And without him was nothing made that was made. In him we move and breath and have our being. God said, let us make man in our image. So in the image of God he created him. Male and female he created them. You see dilip k. There's this thing called being born again. Its when a person repents of thier sin, and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. We become new people. He who is in Christ is a new creation, old things has past away behold all things have become new. Jesus loves you and wants you to repent of your sin. Be he won't force you its a free gift to receive his offer of forgiveness. You dont have to work for it. I pray you'll seek this Jesus. Goodnight friend happy easter.
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Subscription Circles FTW!

I couldn't have said it better myse... uh, I mean-- yea. 

Now seriously, this has multiple uses for both personal and business:

- Stay on top of breaking news from trustworthy and cutting edge sources
- Keep your eye on people of particular interest
- Be the first to respond to clients or prospective clients posts
- Become a superstar engager for influencers that you'd like to connect with
- Take stalking your ex or your kids to new heights

Whatever you use subscription circles for, be sure to use them wisely. If you have too many of them (or just too many people in them) they can really overwhelm your notification bar. Before you know it you may have a #notificationpocalypse  on your hands. 

Used wisely, it can really enhance the Google+ experience. 

How do you use Subscription circles?

#googleplustips   #googleplushelp  
How to Make Sure You Never Miss the Best Stuff on Google+

This shot tutorial shows you how to add someone to what's commonly known as a Subscription circle

Basically, Google+ allows you to turn on notifications for your circles so that every time someone in that circle posts something, you get a notification either via email (dependent on your email settings) and under the bell icon as a notification. 

This allows you to keep special tabs on the people who provide the most value or are the most interesting on Google+. People you don't want to miss anything from. 

As you can see in the attached image, it's pretty easy:

1. Hover your pointer over the person's name. Their hovercard will pop up.
2. Hover over the circle button on their hovercard and add them to the circle that you want to be your Subscription circle
3. Click on that circle's stream and make sure you have the little bell in the top right corner clicked to "On" (it should be colored red). 

Now, practice by hovering over and adding me to your subscription circle-- because of course you don't want to miss anything from me! ;)

#googleplus101   #googleplustips   #dustntv  
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Thanks +Dustin W. Stout! I have a "Notify Me" circle that has very few people in it. You're one.

Keep up the great work!
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All My Quotegraphics In One Place

So you like sharing quotegraphics because they not only look cool, but can boost engagement? Well you're in luck! 

tl;dr - go here:

Quotegraphic All the Things

Yo dawg, I heard you like quotegraphics, so I quotegraphic'd these quotegraphics so you can quotegraphic while you quotegraphic!

Gosh, that Xzibit meme never gets old. Or maybe I just like to pretend that's the case.

Anyways, I just published a page where I will now put all of my quotegraphics for your viewing and sharing pleasure.

View all the quoted goodness here:

You're free to use and share any image on that page as long as it's properly attributed.


#quotegraphics #quotes 
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Awesome. Will love to use some in my blog. Thanks man.

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Getting my fix of vegetarian fed, antibiotic-free beef. Oh, and sweet potato fries! 
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Love sweet potato fries
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Selfie Movie Review: Captain America: Winter Soldier

This will be the first of a new thing my wife, +Catarina Stout, and I will be doing. We're calling it #selfiereview.

We're going to take a selfie of our reaction to a new movie right after we watch it. Sounds like fun right?

Winter Soldier
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. And dare I say (gasp) I liked it better than the first Captain America.

Have you seen it? What did you think?

#entertainment #film
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Wheres the captain?
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Celebrate #EarthDay with +TIME and have your images featured!

I know I'll be participating! How about you?

HT +Christine DeGraff
We’re teaming up with TIME to celebrate #EarthDay next week, and we want you to join in by sharing your photos of our beautiful earth. Publicly share photos on Google+ with #MyBeautifulEarth, and TIME will feature some of their favorite photos on their website on Earth Day. Explore now:
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+Ginger Schneider thank you darlin! 
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Need some help with Google+? Well then this might be just what the doctor ordered! 

Google+ Help Tips
1. Who Should You Circle?:
2. Make use of Google+ tours:
3. Photos:
4.  Save posts, articles and ideas on G+:
5. 3 steps to more privacy on your G+ profile:
6. Actively managing your community membership:
7. How to explore and join Communities:
8. How to send feedback on G+: 
9. Make Your G+ Photos “Auto Awesome”:
10. Automatically share your blog posts to Google+:
11. Ways to use Google+ photo editing:
12. Let hashtags find fun posts for you:
13. Make your Communities happier and healthier:
14. Do More with Your Photos From Auto Backup:
15. Search your own photos ->
16. How to delete your Auto Backup photos ->
17. Google Photos app is one-tap access to your Google+ Photos:
18. How to post publicly, to your circles, or to a community:
19. Share an album with someone not yet on G+:

20. How to restore photos from Trash:

21. How to adjust the mix of posts in your Home stream:

22. Follow your favorite YouTube channel on Google+:

. Circle +Google+ Help  
. Join Google+ Help community:
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Read to the end, because I don't just ask these types of questions rhetorically. I'm really interested in how I can help you get to where you want to go faster and with an extra helping of awesomesauce

#quote   #creativity  
"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility." - Saint Augustine

Lacking humility will stunt your growth in more ways than you'll ever be able to quantify. It may feel good to feed your ego, but in the end you'll have nothing but hollow, puffed up pride to keep you company. 

Stay humble. Stay hungry. Never stop learning from others. 

This is a lesson I keep coming back to as I build into the greatest online resource for creative social media. It wont happen until I've put myself completely aside and help as many people as possible reach their online goals. 

So how can I help you?

#creativity   #inspirational   #quote   #dustntv  
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Well  Since you asked, and since it's not a rhetorical question... <smile>  I need to learn WordPress.  Starting from scratch.  And will start that journey in a month or two. Any suggestions?  Resources?  How long will it take me until I know what I'm doing?
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This proves that if you do Google+ right, it can dwarf every other network.

This chart is displaying the number of social network shares from _Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. It's analyzing over 228 pages on

For a small reference point, I have more than a few pages that have been shared over 2K times on Facebook. Thats not even close to my most successful page being shared on Google+ over 11K times. 

Please point me to any remaining idiots experts saying Google+ is a #ghosttown . Pretty please show me where they're hiding! 

For those interested in how I created this chart, I used Quick Sprout here:

#socialmedia   #stats  
This Is What Happens When You Do Google+ Right

It's no secret that I love Google+. This chart shows that despite what any expert will tell you, Google+ can be the absolute best network for sharing your content, making new connections, and cultivating a powerful community of supporters. Period.

When you focus on quality, consistency, and being genuinely helpful (not just soliciting click-throughs) your results will amaze you!

Is this something you might be interested in learning more about? Would you be interested in Google+ specific tips and possibly even some premium courses?

If so, let me know in the comments and be sure to keep us circled! I'm looking for some passionate readers who want to take their Google+ presence to new heights.

#socialmedia #marketing #googleplus #dustntv
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H/T to +Dustin W. Stout My wife +Michelle Real and I are in the real estate business and have tried all platforms thoroughly, nothing compares G+ that is why we deleted our FB accounts this week, why waste time there??
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Social Media Consultant, Web Designer, Blogger, Strategist.
Design, Branding, Social Media, WordPress, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, double-jointed
    Founder, Creative Architect, 2010 - present
    Helping individuals and brands excel online through social media and design. Cultivating creative ideas and turning them into visual and literal brilliance.
    Co-founder, Lead Editor, Web Designer, 2010 - 2013
    Helping you get the most out of Google+ through tips, tricks and tutorials.
  • Shepherd of the Hills Church
    Director of Student Ministries, 2008 - 2011
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February 17
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Dustin Stout, Dustin W. Stout, DustinWStout, Dustin Wayne Stout, el Guapo, Google+ Guru
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Social Media, Creativity, Branding, and Design with just a dash of inspiration.
I am a web designer, branding enthusiastblogger and social media junkie. Creativity is my fuel, social media is my game, and Jesus is my homie.

Social Web Strategy Design

"Crafting creative ideas and turning them into visual and verbal brilliance. I help individuals and brands excel online through design and social media integration, strategy, and execution."

For consulting, contact me here.

I mainly post about Social Media, Creativity, Design, and Branding. I've also been dubbed a Google+ Scholar (whatever that means). So if you're having trouble getting the most out of Google+ then feel free to ask me questions! I may not have all the answers, but odds are I at least know someone who does!

Some circles I might fit well into are:

- Designers
- Social Media
- Branding
- Blogging
- Technology
- Geeks
- Christians
- Film lovers
- Awesome people

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I've wrote a few things that have gotten some attention. These are a great representation of what I write about most:

Social Media / Google+



I currently run a number of Google+ communities and moderate on a few others:

So what are you waiting for? Shoot me a +mention here on Google+ and let's connect!
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Survived an encounter with Chuck Norris. Was on Google+ before the masses.
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Canyon Country, CA
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