When I interviewed Mike Elgan back in Feb, 16, 2012 he talked about going on a Google+ Diet, where he uses Google+ for all his social media activities. Rather than spending time posting and sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and then jumping between them to check comments and responds, Mike is doing everything through Google+.
What’s so great about publishing from Google+?
As Mike explains: by using only Google+ directly, and automating the distribution of your Google+ posts elsewhere, you will gain the following benefits:
- Links will bring all your far-flung readers, fans, customers and others together on Google+, where everyone can have one big conversation, rather than scattering separate conversations all over the Internet that you have to keep track of.
- Concentrating on just Google+ and setting and forgetting all the other services saves you from “social media fatigue.”
- Posting everything directly on Google+ enables you to cultivate a community on the fastest-growing social network while it’s still in the phase where you can quickly gain a very large following.
Here’s how Mike is doing it: Elgan: How I publish from Google+