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The Curse of the Solopreneur

What were you doing in 1997?

Chances are, you had no idea how these 4, seemingly random, events would have an impact on you twenty years later.
20 years ago, 4 random events happened. Their common thread explores The Curse of the Solopreneur and how to finally beat it.
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What do you of all these updates? Is G+ everything you need it to be, or is it still missing something?

+Luke Wroblewski originally shared:

Over a Year of New Web Features
With today's announcement ( of our upcoming transition to the new Google+ Web experience, I thought it would be useful to share all the feature additions, fixes, and updates we’ve made thanks to your feedback over the past fourteen months:

Home Stream
* Ability to reply to comments in the stream
* 1 comments with one click
* Turn animated comments (as seen on all streams) on/off
* Extra fast Web page loading with AMP
* New presentation for original comments on re-shared posts
* Real-time indicator of when there's new posts
* Auto-play of animated GIFs (with setting to turn on/off)
* 3 column stream view for very wide screens
* Quick action to view full post pages
* Hover over user images for more info about people
* "What You Missed" posts in your Home stream
* Full timestamp on post pages
* View poll results from the post menu
* No limits on circle streams in menu
* Volume control for Recommended & Trending posts
* Recommended & Trending ranking improvements
* Recommended Community & Collections improvements
* Ability to scroll Community & Collections recommendations

* Drag & drop images to make new posts & comments
* Ability to create polls
* Ability to crop photos in polls
* Upload multiple images at once to a post
* Ability to re-order multiple images using drag & drop
* Warning to ensure you don't lose new posts
* View map for images with location
* Multiple improvements to mentions

* New "Hold Posts for Review" setting
* Search for members in a Community
* Search for posts within a Community
* New simpler invite to Community feature
* Visible about information for Communities
* Links to categories on Community pages
* New Community content controls
* Community owner & moderator badges on comments
* Possible for owners to delete communities
* Possible for owners & moderators to leave communities
* View most recently visited Communities
* Create new posts inside Communities

* Easily move any of your posts into a Collection
* Improved Collection sharing
* Ability to create a Collection when making a post
* When following a Collection, see related Collections
* Related Collections on post pages
* Follower counts visible on your Collections

* Ability to get Google+ notifications in Chrome browser
* Mark all notifications as read
* Mark individual notifications as read
* Updated notifications in the header
* New full-screen notifications page
* Filter notifications by All, Unread, & Other Updates
* Thumbnails & icons to help scan notifications
* The new Google+ Activity Log
* Pinned posts on Collections, Communities, and Profiles

* Easier access to profile information
* Full "About" information on profiles
* Edit your introduction in About Me
* See large profile images in a gallery view
* New Following screen design
* View 'Posts from Circle' from the Following screen

* Personalized search autocomplete suggestions
* Improved people search results
* Improved Community search results
* More topical results for Collections & Communities
* Search history

Spam & Abuse
* Additional details when reporting abuse on posts
* Approve or reject comments we (G+) flag as spam
* Remove suspended users from Community member lists
* Community “Strict” content control setting
* Community "Hold Posts for Review" setting
* Review & reinstate comments we flag as spam

Some of you might rightly recognize that items on this list were present in Google+ Classic but were added to the new Web preview over the past fourteen months. Why? We completely re-wrote the Google+ Web app from scratch. Rather than rebuild every nook and cranny that developed over the five year history of Google+, we started with a clean slate of the features people used the most (based on our data & research). We then released this preview version to collect feedback and find out what people missed the most of what we left out.

Not every feature/setting has returned but we have been continuously listening and making updates (as seen above). And we’ll continue doing so. To make your voice heard, please send us your ideas/issues using the Send Feedback menu item. Thanks~
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See which #socialmedia tools are rated the absolute best! 💯
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If you haven't yet tried using +Friends+Me to help manage your Google+ activity, here's yet one more reason.

Easily pull YouTube videos into your new posts and schedule those shares according to your best times.

Try it for yourself:

+Friends+Me originally shared:

Fast and easy video posting

I'm excited to announce a new feature to make it easier than ever to add high quality video content to your posts with a couple taps. The new youtube icon you’ll find in your posting options leads to a page where you can simply tap on videos to preview them and add them to your post. For easy navigation, we’ve included your recently liked (on youtube) and the most popular videos pre-loaded and you can always search for that specific video you wanted to share.

Happy sharing!
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I'm so excited to have finally published a guest post for +Jeff Bullas - a blogger that I've followed and admired for years.

Similarly, this topic is one that's been in the making for years - the steady but inevitable decline of passive monetization as a reliable source of income for bloggers. Passive monetization may be dead... but that doesn't mean bloggers aren't without even greater alternatives.

The one currency that every blogger can accrue is this: Influence.

I'd love to know what you think:

With examples and insights from +Michael Hyatt, +IMDb, +Guy Kawasaki, +Trafeze and +Anguilla Beaches.
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Someone really needs to stop me from doing this same failing activity over and over again... I seriously feel like Charlie Brown.
Among the many issues Charlie Brown deals with as a young child, there’s one that continues to resonate with me (and perhaps you as well). It’s a
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Start with an idea. Grow into a website.
Build traffic & fans. Establish trust & likeability.
"Always Be Monetizing." Well-deserved result?...
Your own business with income & equity.
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"No one can make it rain for you besides you. But you can get help holding the umbrella." via @SoloBuildIt
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Why This Disney Movie is the Ultimate in Content Repurposing

As soon as I saw the trailer for the new Beauty and the Beast, I knew I had to write this article. I think it's fascinating how Disney has been able to keep leveraging this same story and piece of content year after year for more than two decades... and now they're doing it again.

#BeautyAndTheBeast #Disney #Blogging
For 23 years, Disney has been marketing and re-releasing this classic, animated film, and with this year's new release, they're demonstrating the pinnacle of repurposing content.
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Facebook now lets you livestream from the web! Learn more from Venture Beat:

Do you have access yet? Will you use it when you do?
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Love this message: "I measure success by how many lives I can change, not by how much money I make from selling." - Travis Wilkerson
Confessions of a new solopreneur: How Travis helps others out of poverty.
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