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 Generosity Pays

My friend +Doug Buck is a guy you need to circle. He's the kinda guy who likes people. But when he truly likes you he'll stick with you.

Doug will give you some advice here.....let me tell you that I believe Doug likes Google+ because his a giver. He shares a positive view. 
*And he engage.* 

Circle the man +Doug Buck ;-)
 
You are what you post

So there a was cycling home from work thinking: That's a great idea for a post, something helpful about engagement, and how to connect to the wider circleverse.


As we are to the people that meet us here, the sum of what we post, when you are looking at putting someone in a circle you have a look at what they post, the comments they make the things they plus, (handily something that this post by +Mike Elgan helps are great deal with https://plus.google.com/u/0/113117251731252114390/posts/aPtgzF3CfTp )

your choice to follow or not follow is dictated by what you see of them, well the same is true for people wanting to follow you, what you are posting, or sharing influences the choices they make, so if you are new here or still lurking about the edges wondering why no one seems to be interested in you, remember  the presence you are creating here is what is driving that choice for them, if you never publicly post or share something, if you aren't commenting on other peoples posts, and have avoided the plus button.

Then no one knows who you are, they haven't anything to help them see what it is you are interested in, if you share a common interest or are an interesting person. Remember though if you fill your stream with dozens of reshares of pictures and posts an hour with no regard for how this comes across on the streams of others then this will equally influence other peoples choices on following you.

If you didn't know yourself, looking at your public profile, would you follow you?

Go on log off of Google and look at the image of yourself from the outside, is it a fair picture of yourself, is it a blank white screen with no info?



Then I got to thinking, why this post?

I've seen a few of them about over the year or so I have been here, more so more recently, posts about how to get the most out of G+, how to get great circles, find engaging content, meet inspiring people.

Is it because G+ is so complicated you need months of experience to get the most?

I don't think so, what I believe is G+ has attracted a broad spectrum of people who are passionate about what they believe and have found that passion reciprocated here on G+, and as a result of this have become passionate about G+ and helping people here with what ever questions they might have.

G+ is fast become a place where people want to get on, they want to engage and be engaged with by others who share there own sense of wonder at what you can find, who you can meet and the relationships you can build in this online world.

Over the time i have been here i have meet +Johan Horak+Jaana Nyström+martin shervington+Mike Elgan+Shamil Weerakoon+Linda Lawrey, +Trey Ratcliff , +byron rempel, +Cliff Roth  to name but a few people (believe me when I say I could keep adding names, where would I stop!) who's posts have inspired, informed and improved my experiences of G+ and I have meet the because of what they post
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~sighs~ Now I know, it's easier to add people using basic mobile than mobile
 
+Dick Kegels I have and should have added you to my circles a long time ago. Thanks my kind friend. +Doug Buck here's another friend for you.
 
+Shashank Tripathi Thanks buddy. So you are on mobile. Thanks for stopping by. +Doug Buck I see you have the overhauls on. You have to come and do some circling.
 
It's good to join and interact with new people and share ideas/posts.

Yes, I am on a mobile from 8th of June, because I am in a hostel for studies (not in collage), and here we are not allowed any gadget except mobile. Many hostels in India even not allow that :(
 
+Rumyana Draganova the same to you my clever Plovdiv Physics friend. I am going to pull myself away from G+ and read a bit. ;-) A good night to you.
 
Ahh about what?
Hostel, mobile, or exception of gadgets?

Sorry, I don't get english very well :(
 
Oh, this is very easy in basic mobile version but mobile version is terrible.

In basic mobile , its just click on add to circle , a new page loads with circle list and checkboxes, choose the circles and click apply.

While in mobile version, on many ocassions, a java dialog box on screen appears, which makes loading slow.
The mobile version allows to +1 comments, edit them, delete them, report profiles, do minor circle editing like choosing who to put in your circles category and which circle is just for following

basic mobile enables to post photos and do public posts, as I am below 18.
 
+1 Johan Horak, #safetyfirst , it's 12:40 am, so I am going to get some sleep :)

Maybe, tommarow I go to any Internet càfe
Good night
 
+Johan Horak  Agree! I like the "You are what you post" post! How true it is.  It was not until I read this post that I realized what I was doing:  When someone adds me to their circles, and I get the alert to add back,  before I add them,  instead of reading their "about" profile, I go straight to their post stream to see what they share, write, or post about!.  I'm easy to please as far as the topic they are interested in posting about and like to learn new things in all kinds of professions and news.  As long as the stuff they are sharing or posting is a public family friendly topics; does not include adult content or nudity;  and they do not promote hatred, prejudice or intolerance of another's views then I'm all in!  :-) 
 
+James Novak Well done my friend. It can be so simple.

You may want to write your story up. Your process will mean a lot to other here at Google+.
 
+Johan Horak I'll do it! And I'll share Your and +Doug Buck's Post about it.  Then how about I will disable the "comments" and send any comments here to this thread link.Our friend  +Ronnie Bincer taught me how to do that...I'm anxious to test my skills at it again.  You OK with this? 
 
+James Novak Yes you can send it here but that creates a bit of resistance. I would keep it at your post. ;-)
 
+Johan Horak Thanks, glad asked first. Will proceed with share and my opinion. Good day my friend.  I look forward to seeing more views of the ocean bay in your neighborhood!  
 
+Johan Horak Adding +Doug Buck 'to me circles', Thanks for the +Mention! +James Novak .. the disabling comments idea is a valid one, but only in certain instances IMO (for example, when someone is taking a poll via +1's on their post's comments, or you really want people to engage where the 'other comments are'...

I think Johans point is valid, that for newbees they may not feel as comfortable jumping over to 'yet another place' in order to engage.
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