Wednesday, August 17, 2011

maXimize your online presence with Google+

September is coming up rather quickly, and we'll soon be kicking off the "fall blogging season" - a time when more of us in Northern climates spend extra time on the computer as the sun begins setting earlier and earlier each day. By the time December rolls around, it begins getting dark in Albany/NYC as early as 3:45pm for a few weeks!

Now is the time to plan out your autumn online activities: I keep post-it notes near my workdesk. I also have a "daily checklist" of "must-stops" along the infobahn (anybody remember that term? It's easy to miss small things, and in my experience I have found that small things are often the building blocks toward bigger things, as in "better" things for me and my blog and online activity.

Mon ami Olivier Schmidt-Chevalier advise all netizens "It's time to include Google+ in your social media strategy." I must admit being a little behind in thoroughly immersing myself in Google+ ::: but then again, it took me several years before I got up to speed with twitter and facebook! And in case you missed it, I put my BLOGGING CLASS on WordPress and I keep a tumblr blog as well.
Are you familiar with GOOGLE AUTHORSHIP MARKUP? If you READ THIS YOU WILL BE! (A "project" for those longer evenings behind the keyboard!)
Larry Brauner discusses the Guy Fawkes Day Facebook threat (check out OPERATION FACEBOOK here).

EXTRA ::: I'm beginning to get more interactive with Google's CALENDAR feature, ever since I discovered it could be used OFFLINE! You'll want to try it out too! It's an excellent supplement if you use a desk planner (I swear by - not at -the "At A Glance" weekly/monthly planner. It may be a little tedious to handwrite out stuff, but when you don't have net access for whatever reason, you can jump into your hardcopy planner and continue to work, write, brainstorm,etc.) Internet marketer Sue Tamani has published an introduction to Google CALENDAR.

Another hallmark of the onset of Fall is the sudden surge of new virus and trojan threats: keep watch! There are a lot of you with ANDROID smartphones: YOU are particularly vulnerable to attack!

Any one with any questions, concerns or comments is welcome to leave remarks in my comments section or shoot me an email if you know my addy!

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