I’m going to start a blogging series here on my blog about Google Plus. Sense it’s all about the fundamentals, I thought I would explain what those were. A lot of people go about Social Media in a way that they don’t even understand. It’s mind boggling really. If you do the same thing over and over and expect different results, then what kind of person does that make you? Go ahead and leave a comment below.
So, here is a list of the main fundamentals of building a following.
- Content – It’s always about this isn’t it?
- Connect – If you don’t do this, you may as well hang it up.
- Share, Share, Share – Really, it’s not that hard.
These are the three basics that you must get down. If you don’t, then I can’t help you.
Producing Content for Google Plus is rather easy. Images are a great start. People love to share, +1, and comment on them. You’ll get a lot of interaction out of sharing Images and Video, so be sure to do both.
Connecting is easy too. Just click on that add to circle button at the top right of the screen. Easy right? You can create other circles, but I think that’s for another post.
If you have numerous circles, share content with those circles. You’re more likely to get interaction, or you can just share it publicly and use the circles to find content. Sharing is as simple as hitting that Share Arrow in the middle at the bottom of the post.
Get these fundamentals down and you’ll be able to use them across any network. Google Plus is a great network to build a following. No matter who you are, you have a specialty and something to offer. So, go out and get started. Can you think of a few more fundamentals that people need to get down?
Many people go through life believing that they don’t have enough. That there isn’t enough to go around in this world. That the world is over populated. Well, guess what? It’s not.
One of the many things I’ve learned from watching “The Secret” is that there is plenty in this world. There is always enough to go around. No matter if it’s Money or Food. We determine our fate by our thoughts.
For example, if you’re always thinking about debt, guess what, it’s going to continue to pile up or you won’t be able to get out of it. However, if you started thinking about Money all the time, more doors would open than close. But don’t just think about money, imagine, visualize yourself actually having that money. The Universe gives us what we think about.
Controlling your thoughts are very important if you want to succeed in today’s world. If you’re happy working a 9-5 job and doing the same thing over and over on a daily basis, which I’m sure you’re probably not, then fine, have at it. There are those who will, and those who don’t. Brings a who new meaning to will doesn’t it? What will you Will into your life?
I’ve created an Abundance list that I use on a daily basis. This list reassures me that there is plenty in the world and there is. You can use this list if you wish, or create your own Abundance list.
There is an abundance of Money.
There is an abundance of Food.
There is an abundance of Health.
There is an abundance of Life.
There is an abundance of All.
There is an abundance of Love.
There is an abundance of Happiness.
There is an abundance of Success.
There is enough for everyone.
These are all things that I want more of in my life. You too can have more of these. By affirming that there is enough, you’re also visualizing, which helps aid your visualization process. Change truly does start within. What are you going to start changing?
Dance In The Rain
I dance in the rain with thee.
For your mind and soul set me free.
Laughter and love on this night.
Together, we will not be fright.
Standing against the storm.
This is how love does form.
I cherish this moment for all time.
And hope I never turn into a lime.
For when that happens, all is lost.
Love is always the last to be tossed.
I will always remember you.
Even if it means, that I’ll turn blue.
Despite the fact, we’re worlds apart.
Only you can have my heart.
Changing Winds Prevail
The world around me is narrow and thin.
This is not something, I can easily win.
Chaos and the hectic abound in this wood.
Though I look around and see much good.
People are skeptic and thus they can’t see.
The world around them is already free.
From the lies and turmoil of their lives.
The passion and love, that’s what drives.
For they know the secret, from within.
That the thoughts have always been.
They strive for all they’ve done.
All you can think of is a pun.
Open your eyes, so you can see.
Change always starts within thee.
Why are we here?
It’s a question I’ve often pondered.
Many wonder if life has meaning at all.
No one’s ever came back to tell us otherwise.
Often we never get anywhere.
Many times too late, we’re already there.
Perhaps we have everything right here, or not.
Will we ever even know?
Life is truly a journey.
Why then does it feel as though I’m caged?
That I’m running in cirlces, going no where fast.
I see in others, what I see in myself.
Why then, do I not see this flower?
Even though, it’s right under my nose.
Struggling to reach the top, just to get a bit of light.
Only to fade away when winters frost comes.
Then I realize, that the meaning of life has always been here.
Right under my nose, just waiting to be seen.
To live, to grow, to die, to be reborn again.
Is it that simple?
Why did this not click before?
Just like the flower, growth takes time.
Time that there isn’t much of.
That is why we’re reborn again.
Until we learn what we need.
You’ve got that idea and you want to make happen. How do you go about it? Well, sitting on your butt all day won’t help.
It helps to get out of the house once in a while. Give yourself some time away from the computer or what ever you happen to be doing. Go for a walk, bike ride, or run. It’ll help you cool off and relieve stress. This tactic works for me quite often. I feel exhausted but refreshed at the same time. If you know what I mean.
After a short break to rest up, I’m ready to go back at my planning.
Now that you’ve had a chance to relax and do something different for a change, it’s time to start putting things all together. You need a plan to help you get that plan going. In other words, you have to create a plan to get yourself off the ground. This is the second step and very important.
Without a strategy to get off the ground, you may as well hang it up. This is where a lot of people fail. Trust me, I know a thing or two about failing. Idea after idea, excuse after excuse, and what do I have to show for? Nothing. This is my attempt at actually making something work for a change. Now I need a strategy.
Where do you want to go?
First off, we have to figure out where we want to go. I’ve decided on England. I want to see various parts of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The UK is a great place to start. Lots to do, lots to see. When I’m done with the UK, I’ll head off to Scandinavia. Very beautiful country lies in Scandinavia. Much untouched beauty there.
Not only do we have to know where we want to go, but we have to know what we want to do. The basics I know. I want to immerse myself into the cultures, taste the food, experience the life of the people, learn their language, etc. It will be a whole new take on a journey that will be filmed and photographed for the world to see.
How are you going to fund this project?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but traveling is expensive. Filming and Photographing foreign lands, takes a lot of money. I think a great place to start would be Kickstarter. Many shows and films have got off the ground via pledges through Kickstarter, not just films though, art projects and many other things as well. Just about anything you can think of.
The problem for me at the moment is going to be coming up with a Business Plan. That’s basically what I need to succeed. I need to figure out what kind of equipment I’m going to have to take with me, the associate cost with traveling, how much I’ll need to spend on food, any clothing expenses I’ll incur, sleeping quarters, and even how I’m going to put all of that together.
Where to go from here?
From here on out, there’s no looking back. I’ve got to make myself get up each day and do some research. Find out as much as I can about what I want to accomplish out of this journey. So, I’m committing myself to at least two hours of research every day to gather the information I need. I’ll come up with an estimated cost of this trip and I’m sure it’ll add up. Documentaries aren’t cheap. Once I’ve gathered all the information I need, I can head off to Kickstarter.
It’s all uphill from here. Strap yourself in for the ride.
We’ve all heard that little Pun, “A little hard work never hurt anyone.” Yeah, but I bet those people who made that statement, didn’t know anything about the world that we know now.
We should work and enjoy that work. We should work hard but not over do it. Over doing it creates injury. Much like I have now.
Some of you know this, some of you don’t, but I have a Hernia. Doesn’t hurt,so I’m not really worried about it. I’ve also used it as an excuse to become lazy. No more.
Working hard feels great, many fitness trainers can attest to that. What doesn’t feel good, is working yourself so much that you’re exhausted at the end of the day. You know what I mean. Working 10-12 hour days, come home, then all you want to do is eat and slep.
If you workout too hard, you could end up getting a Hernia, or even a herniated disk in the spine. What about knee injury? What about hip injuries?
Even just plain hard work can cause injuries when you’re not careful. Depends on how fit you are and how active you are. This is why it’s important to work your way up at a pace you can handle.
How does this correlate to lessons in life? When we’re trying to become successful, people often work long hours, even swing shits, this puts unnecessary strain on the body. Take a break, take a step back. Let your body rest, or at least build up your endurance for such task.
Working harder, for longer hours, isn’t always better. That’s not getting you ahead. In fact, it may even be pushing you back, taking years off your life. There is a great quote……
“Work smarter, not harder.” Take that to heart.
Silly puns. Don’t even get me started on “The Lord Is My Shepherd.”
What are some of the puns that you’ve noticed are silly? What are your favorites? Some of them are actually funny jokes. Go ahead, make us laugh.
There are many things that are necessary for Humans to exist. Touch, Feeling, Experience, Love, but what about Communication? We all need it to exist, but are you getting enough of the right kind?
Stem Cells…..Upon the moment of Conception, a Human Being starts to develop. But, what many people don’t stop to think about is the fact that how many Stem Cells it takes to get the job done. From day one, Stem Cells are working inside the Human to be, simply to make it all possible.
Millions of Stem Cells are required to get this massive job done. Imagine, Millions of little things, working together, communicating on a scale that is unprecedented in all of the Human History. We’re talking about communication on a level that is hard to even imagine.
What’s so special about this? The communication that takes place in order to tell which group of Stem Cells becomes the Heart, which group becomes the Brain, which group becomes the Liver, and so on. If you really think about it, it’s mind boggling.
So, here’s my dilemma. If these Millions of Stem Cells can work together to create a human, with no physical errors, or any major physical errors. Then why is it that two Humans often have a hard time communicating? More specifically, the Male/Female relationships?
You always see people ignoring each other, neither one wanting to sway to one side, some even throwing stuff, while others merely just avoid the situation all together. Seriously? What’s the big deal?
Someone, please explain this to me. Chances are, you probably can’t.
Still, It’s food for the thought. Enjoy.