Yeah…we all know we love Facebook, and tend to crack jokes about this whole Google + thing, but I have to admit that I’m a pretty big fan of Google’s social network. Don’t get me wrong, I love Facebook as well but Google definitely has some cool features. Hangout anyone?

If you aren’t using Google + yet, maybe you should be. I’ve been sharing some fun videos and unique content over there. Plus when I do a Google Hangout, that’s where you’ll get to see me LIVE on your computer. You can follow me right here:

Growing Circles Google Plus Hop

If you have been using other social media sites to promote your blog and are frustrated with algorithms and reader engagement and want to learn more about G+ and grow your circles, then join us! Don’t be intimidated! G+ is new to most of us so join us and we can learn and grow together.

To make the most of this link party, please follow the rules below.

1. You MUST add your hosts and co-hosts to one of your circles before linking up.

2. Link up your personal Google+ profile, blog or business G+ pages but NOT your blog URL.

3. Share ONE post ONLY – (new or old) on G+ and use the hashtag #GrowingCirclesHop.

4. Connect with others by clicking on your #growingcircleshop hashtag. Engage with at least 2-3 others – Share, +1 or Comment.

5. Add new friends to your circles. Like me! 🙂

6. Grab a button for your blog if you’d like. (You can edit size to fit your blog in the code).

Mommy Mentionables

Throughout the next 12 hours, check back on G+ and +1 posts with the hashtag #growingcircleshop.

Google+ Tips

The real participation comes with sharing a blog post to G+ using the party’s hashtag and engaging with others who are also sharing posts from this party. Interaction and engaging with others on G+ will bring you the most success!

You will notice some posts have a very large picture associated with their post and others have a tiny picture. To increase your chances of being shared, post a photo along with your post link and NOT the tiny one that gets posted automatically with the link. The bigger and more clear your photo, the better chance of it being shared because those are the posts that G+ users want to share with their followers.

If you want to co-host with us, send an email to 2justByou(AT)gmail(DOT)com with G+ Hop Co-Host in the subject line and your G+ link for consideration.

For any questions about the hop, post them here so that we can get notification of your post.

Get to hopping peeps! And I’ll see you real soon LIVE on a Google Hangout (wink wink).

Question: What’s the one thing you’d like to see me talk about on a LIVE Google Hangout? Tell me in the comments below.