I had been looking for an image yesterday – something I was going to put on Zazzle – when I stumbled across this image of mine on G+. I had posted it about a month ago and gotten perhaps 5 comments. Yes, it was only a month ago (or so) that I posted this image under the heading of This and That where I rambled on about the whole digital download thing I was doing at the time.
So yesterday, as I say, I was looking for something else and came across this shot and then looked at it in Lightroom because it was striking and decided that I hadn’t posted any images lately on G+ without stories about the business stuff I was involved in and gave it the full writing plus post treatment (gave some idea of what I saw in the image).
This morning I woke up to see that G+ notifier was at +99. I figured that was a mistake. Nope.
The post had gotten the most reaction of any post that I ever did on G+.
Here’s the link to the post from yesterday. +500, 83 shares, and 128 comments (as of this writing).
The reason I was even looking at G+ in the first place was that it seems that I’m being circled at an incredible rate. I wrote down in my old fashioned diary / journal (yes on paper) what the number was at this time yesterday, and then wrote down what the being circled number was this morning and sure enough there was a 12,000 person difference. In other words, I’m currently adding about 12K people a day.
The first thought that comes to mind is if that’s the sort of thing that I’m doing – I can only imagine what some of the celebrity G plussers are doing.
And the next thought was – that’s like a pretty big town already. I’m adding a large-sized town each day.
And the third thought was (and this is sounding like a Sunday sermon) – isn’t that amazing how that first post slipped through the cracks and this one got so much attention. I wonder why. I figure that somewhere, somehow I got some write-up – or something was posted. But I don’t have any idea where.
And then I thought – time to make some coffee and get going – and make sure to incude this image in one of the download packages. Full circle.