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Jacques Cloutier
Photographer, Philosopher with a sense of humor
Photographer, Philosopher with a sense of humor


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Here's a great way to expand your visibility if you are relatively unknown. +Peter From should be thanked for his generous initiative!
The NEW USER PROMOTION CIRCLE –– First Version –– Announcement


READ the whole post BEFORE you ask for inclusion. Thank you!

Next Monday it will be time to share the first validated New User Promotion Circle (NUC). This is a circle for users that are new to Google+ and/or have less than 1000 followers but still have good photography in their feeds.
It's all about being seen –– and this circle will help these users to get the attention they deserve. It's the perfect circle to be in (and the only one for that matter) if you want your work promoted a bit quicker throughout the G+ community.

This will be a great circle to add as well for those of you that have plenty of followers. Why? Because the circle will contain skilled photographer's you might not have found otherwise. If you know someone in need of a push forward here on G+, let them know about this circle.

If YOU want to hop on the NUC train, do the following:

1. Help spread the word and reshare this announcement post. Why? If you think you should be promoted, you should be willing to do the same for your fellow photographers. Simple as that.

2. Ask for inclusion in the comments and please state HOW MANY followers you have and that you HAVE reshared. I will check every feed.

3. Make sure that you share your own original photography in your feed. If there are too many reshares of other peoples' work, irrelevant YouTube clips, animated GIFS, blog post teasers etc., I might not add you to the circle. The NUC is a validated quality circle that should bring people great imagery to their feeds.

NOTE! If you see that I have plussed your comment, then you know that I have added you to the NUC. I didn't PLUS your comment? Make sure that you have reshared this announcement post and let me know that you did so.

*This announcement post is hash-tagged with #CircleSharingForThePeopleNUPC1 so that you may mute the reshares this post will generate. That way you will avoid seeing multiple copies of this post in your feed and your adrenaline level will stay normal. I will add a new hash-tag for every announcement and circle post in the future. That way you won't miss out on any of the action but still can mute all the duplicate reshares.* 

Here is an excellent add-on that will help you to mute the reshares:

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Space Time Beauty Inspiration Just relax, enjoy and appreciate. If you see and recognize beauty it is also within yourself... +Peter Galazka
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Can someone explain to me why sometimes, when I add a comment, it does not appear under the post I was commenting on?
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What's the best "Circle" and "Interesting people" harvesting technique without being overwhelmed and still focus on quality sharing?
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Very helpful for an unskilled "Virgin Newbie" like myself! Keep them coming David!
H/T+ (David Amerland)
G+ Tips for Newbies
If you want to jump-start the conversation in the G+ environment and you are new here, here is a short video to help you out. Google Plus Etiquette for Newbies
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