I wondered who might be the #Aussie
with the most followers on Google Plus. A quick search on +CircleCount
(great site) shows the following: +Bill Gekas
(421,000 followers), +Mykal Hall
Hall (192,000) and +Darren Rowse
(151,000). Perth's +Paul Pichugin
comes in with a healthy 42,000.
I didn't keep scrolling pages, as followers were not listed in numerical superiority.
The one thing they have in common: they're photographers. Darren Rowse also blogs. This short bit of research shows its helps to have visual content to gain traction.