Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 PROMO: HG: Hypergridders: Are you getting full use of your G+ profile?

Are you getting full use of your G+ profile?
In the multigrid worlds of the hypergrid, you need a grid-independent address.   Your G+ profile will do.   If you have projects, skills, products, or anything you want to tell people about, you need a place to start the telling.  That is your G+ profile.  But you don't get full use of the profile until you get people to see what is on it. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.
You have a profile on your home grid.  But people have to go to your home grid.  Do they even remember what is your home grid?  The can send you an IM if you are on their friends list.  Otherwise, how can they contact you?  One good way is your Google+ profile.

Who cares about using their G+ profile?

  • Bloggers: collect leads and promote your blog.
  • Content creators:  promote your products and talk to your customers
  • Performers:  promote your work, talk with fans and venues.
  • Community developers: recruit to the community.
  • Land Developers: talk to customers, promote offers
  • Everyone: Promote your name and brand.
  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?
  • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
  • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection

Metaverse events, current and upcoming


What do you put on your G+ profile?

  • Whatever you want to tell people about.  
  • The kinds of things you produce.
  • Your inworld store and how to find it.
  • Your Kitely Market store--and you can link to that.
  • Your current projects and what people can do about them.
  • Your website, blog, or other web presence, with links
  • How to reach you (if you want).  Home grid and address for that grid.
  • NOT your email address--scrapers will get that and sell it to spammers.
  • Your news stream, carrying any items you want to pass on to others.

What would you put on your news stream?

  • Links to all the posts in blog articles you want people to read.
  • Links to all the events you want to promote.
  • Current news about items in your profile.


As a blogger I use my G+ profile every day.   I use Feedly to read the news and often find items that I may want to report on.  Most articles have a button that sends a link to the news stream on my profile. I use that button to gather any articles that I may want to report on, reread, or give wider circulation.
Later, I review the collection.  Some items I copy over to my blog notes for further action.  Some items I send to Google communities where I think there will be an interest.  Some I just leave there for other people to read.
My stream apparently has proved useful to others.  It has over 8 million views and over 3600 followers. It carries a lot of items that don't make it to my blog articles.

Content creators

  • Links to your goods on a web market place.
  • LInks to blog articles and other web sites that report about your products.
  • A link to any G+ group you post in.
  • Short reports on products you are may add.  Invite comments.
  • Suggest collaboration ideas in products or marketing.


  • Announcements of upcoming shows
  • Links to your calendar and blogs that report on shows.
  • A link to your website (and have your website link back to your profile).
  • Information on how to contact you or your manager.   
  • Comments you hear about your shows.  
  • Short articles about improvements you plan for your shows.
  • Short articles about venues you have worked in on find interesting.
  • Links to any G+ groups you post in

Community developers

  • About your community and developments there.
  • An invitation to your community and tell how to join it.
  • A link to your community calendar when there is a new event
  • Links to any G+ groups you post in
  • About upcoming events in the community.
  • Links to blog articles about the community.
  • Ideas about future community development--invite comments.

Land Developers

  • About your land and current offerings, including specials.
  • News of new people on your land.
  • News about new amenities you are installing.
  • News about events on your land.

Don't just count on your profile

  • You can send posts from your profile to your G+ groups.
  • All those places your profile links to--they can link back to your profile.

News and Notes


    The Hypergrid WIP Show

    The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

      Previous Articles from the WIP show 

      HG links-- depending on your interests 

      Metaverse beginner help

      Schools in virtual worlds

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