After 10 years of blogging with conventional blogging sites and services, I abandoned that approach a year ago and started blogging on Google+. Why? Because Google+ is by far the best blogging platform. As Tim O'Reily said, it's like Tumblr 2.0, but more social.
I also cancelled my account with a leading photo-sharing and management site, and now use Google+ for that exclusively.
I've replaced more than half my email communication with Google+ communication. If you don't know me, the only way to reach me is via Google+.
I use Google+ to automatically publish my email newsletter!
I use Google+ instead of Skype to communicate with my family while I'm living abroad.
I use Google+ to write first drafts of my stories, to crowdsource, to take polls, to get feedback and to drive traffic to the articles I write. It has dramatically improved my work as a writer.
I even use Google+ for social networking!
Although I'm most active on Google+, you can also follow me here:
And you can download my top 200 most popular posts as an eBook by clicking here
I'm ranked #1 on the Google Plus Score list
, which is based on user engagement.
Here's how I do Google+:
In the meantime, please CIRCLE ME! I'd love to interact with you here on Google+.
But wait! Who the $#@! is Mike Elgan?
I write about technology and innovation for a living. My work appears all over the place, most frequently Computerworld, Datamation, Cult of Mac, Houzz, PC World, InfoWorld, MacWorld, CIO Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and The CMO Site.
I don't do reporting or reviews anymore. I'm all opinion, all the time. And I don't do "access journalism." I am not in the industry, I'm not an investor or entrepreneur, but instead an independent, disinterested observer. (I have nothing against access journalism, it's just not what I do.)