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10 August 2017

Advantages of Collections on Google Plus

Are you a Google Plusser? Why not? Didn't create an account because there were predictions that Google management was considering kicking the network to the curb? Yes.  There was a buzz about that.

Several years back when Google Plus social media network was still in test mode, I received an invitation via eMail to participate in the project. When the decision was made to open to the public, I was already on board and they even gave me a custom URL for my profile.  My G+ experience has been very pleasant, although there are probably loads of features I have not learned how to use.

One of the features I have learned to use is the Collections.



Google Plus Collections is Google's answer to Pinterest users. Pinterest boards are for you to arrange your interests in an orderly fashion.  G+ Collections help you arrange your G+ posts in an orderly manner.  Why would you need to do that?  Ever try to search for one of your posts or links that you shared into the stream from a few years back?


All my G-Plus activity goes back several years. Tried going to my profile posts stream and scrolling down. That didn't work. If you scroll down your profile page looking for old posts you will discover that the post stream only goes back so far. You say to yourself: “How can this be? Have my posts disappeared?” Of course not! This is Google we're talking about! If Facebook can share your memories with you from years gone by, then there had better be a way to search for and find your old Google Plus posts.

Found a way to do that. It wasn't exactly simple. But it was doable. It is not easy to explain the process, so I'll direct you to the post where I found the information which I saved for future reference in my G+ Collections created for my business page called Tips and Advice for Business (Work-at-Home, etc.):





So how does this all tie together? If you find your old Google Plus activity and move it to your Collections activity, for your profile or your business page, then later you can just go there and retrieve your old posts. As a test, moved an old post from 2012 to a collection on my profile. View here.

So! You can probably conclude that although G+ Collections are good for organizing your Plus activity, in my opinion, the primary advantage of maintaining Collections on Google Plus is that you can retrieve your activity history.

Side Note:
  • All of my G+ Collections are set to Public, so you if you want to look at how my collections are organized, you can view the content even if you are not a member of the network. My Writings, My Work, My World, My Way is my collection which appears on my profile.  (In comparison, you have to have an account with Pinterest to view my various pinboards.  My profile shows 57 boards which include group boards.  Home Business Works on Pinterest.)

Did you find this blog post helpful?
Please let me know by leaving a comment and/or sharing with others.  Thanks! :)






The information above was shared a year ago.
As of August 2017, these are my G+ Collections.




On My Google+ Profile:
Follow on Tumblr
From My We Heart It Collections
Cool Shares via Pinterest
My I Like Eating Channel on G+
My Fox Collection
My Writings, My Work, My World, My Way




On My Google+ Brand Accounts:


(1) Home Business Works
Social Sites ~ Get Paid to Blog or Comment
Tips and Advice for Business (Work-at-Home, etc.)
Online Writing Communities & Blogs




(2) Everyday Exotic Spices
Awesome Food Blogs Around the Web
Follow Food Ways on Tumblr
Online Shopping for Grocery and Gourmet Products
CHEESE Meltdown
WORLD Cuisine
PIZZA Craving




(3) My Shopping Channel
My Shopping Channel ~ Featured Products




(4) Insurance Mart and Insurance SMART
Rx4Wellness ~ General Healthcare Info

31 March 2017

Experimenting with Blogspot

Gave my blog a little “cosmetic surgery”. This is what happens when you are in “self-teach learn as you go” mode.


Use a do-it-yourself tool or application for years and then one day you have an “Ah hah” moment because you finally figure out what the “button” is for!


Usually my attention is devoted to my Tumblr blog, but decided that there was something not quite right with the look of my Blogger ( Blogspot ) blog. 



Hmmm … ? What can I do that I haven't done before? Have you ever changed the fonts for the blog post titles and dates or added highlights? It's a simple thing but for me it was a revelation!


Well I didn't want to get overly ambitious since it was my first time but clicked on the “Customize” button for the template dared myself.


Clicked on “Advanced” and boldly went where I have never gone before!


Changed the font for my post title so that it could stand out more and increased the font size for the dates and even highlighted it in blue. That was it! Didn't dare go any further for fear things might get screwed up. Very pleased with my blogging adventure!





My Blog Stop! created using the official Google Blogger (Blogspot) blog publishing platform


(Screenshot below created using Fireshot, a Firefox browser add-on.)


Screenshot by Fireshot





Original source link: Experimenting with Blogspot - Persona Paper




22 February 2017

Are You a Newbie Blogger? Check Out WAH Tips and Tricks

Do-It-Yourself Advice, Tips and Tricks mainly for bloggers / freelance writers and affiliate marketers; aimed at assisting WAH (work at home) professionals and home business entrepreneurs to facilitate their success!

View my Flipboard Magazine.

26 December 2016

Business Advice : Women Helping Women : 4 Simple Success Tips

A brand new year is only a few days away. Always looking for ways sisters can help each other out. Found this great article and am passing it along. Success tips for 2017 and beyond!


4 Simple Ways Women Can Help Women Succeed In Business






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Online Work - Success Tips & Advice, Blogging, Writing, Etc. | Follow on Pinterest


07 October 2016

The Bing Bing BUY Button | Writedge (Tips for the Home Biz Entrepreneur)

This blog post supplies a summary update to my article The Bing Bing BUY Button | Writedge which was published July 2015.  The update is a contrast and comparison to my Pinterest experience.




Although The Bing Bing site has a lot of good features, it falls way behind Pinterest in search engine ranking. Pinterest has introduced “RichPins” (same as The Bing Bing Buy button), they allow users to convert personal accounts to business accounts, and account holders can also “Promote Pins”.  For this reason, as a home biz entrepreneur, most of my social media marketing efforts are devoted to maintaining my Pinterest profile. 





Create Web Page with Netboard.me | Writedge is a related or similar article published March 2015 about another site which was presented as a Pinterest alternative.  Though the features of Netboard are different from The Bing Bing, the above update results in me making the same decision to choose Pinterest.

22 September 2016

Inside AdSense: AdSense help, when and where you need it (Reblog)

How many times have you come close to pulling out all of your hair because you couldn't find an answer to a question about Google AdSense? Never? Ok! Then it's just me who is doing a happy dance in my chair because I finally struck gold! 


It's a Q & A gold mine of questions and answers about AdSense.


Where is it?  Uumm … at an official Google blog. (O.o)

Please! Don't ask me to supply a logical explanation for why I never looked! All I can say is sometimes the things that are clear and obvious don't always register in my brain. I'm like the rest of the brilliant scientists who get credit for their discoveries. Found out accidentally!  It's been discovered and that's what counts!






Another Awesome Discovery!


If you connected your YouTube channel to a Google+ Profile or Page, you may need some advice on successfully integrating them. Got questions?  PeggyK has answers. Check out her blog YouTube – Google+ Integration.



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09 May 2016

Official Blogger Blog: Keep your readers interested with the AdSense Guide to Audience Engagement (Reblog)

Latest tips and advice from the Google Blogger (Blogspot) Team. Reblogging, sharing and saving this tip.  Handy reference.



Official Blogger Blog: Keep your readers interested with the AdSense Guide to Audience Engagement




26 April 2016

Change Your Blog Name and Tagline

In a previous post a response was provided to the question:

How Often Do You Update Your Blog Content? 


In that post, I also explained that after joining a blogging community, BlogJob.com and being allowed to create a blog there, there was the task of giving the blog a name and a tagline. The blog is not yet a year old and it has become necessary to make an executive decision.

Decided that the blog name and tagline needed to be changed. It wasn't difficult to do since the blog URL remains the same no matter how many times the name changes.

Also needed to add an icon. Icon or favicons are an integral part of a website or blog's online identity.

Took care of the easiest task first. Went into the theme customizer and added an icon. Finally decided on the flag of Texas in the shape of the state of Texas as my icon. Since my plans are for Austin, Texas to be our final stop. Our family has relocated more than once. But I'm tired of moving.

Next task. Changed the name and tagline for my site to something more “generic”.

OLD blog name: Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging
NEW blog name: My Pain, Your Gain


OLD blog tagline: Let the blogging adventures continue.
NEW blog tagline: Advice for newbies and others who want to work at home. Learn from my mistakes.


Cha-cha-cha-changes. :)

Hope you visit at your earliest convenience.  :)
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10 March 2016

Blogging Tip : Mix and Burn

Used to write for a website called Squidoo. One of the fews sites where my online income earned was consistent. Seth Godin, the site owner decided to move on to other business adventures and the site was acquired by HUBPages, which is another excellent site for freelance writers, bloggers, work at home moms, and anybody else who wants to be a part of an online writing community and earn residual income.

Make a long story short. Squidoo used to have widgets provided to the users to enable them to enhance their content with additional material. One of my favorite widgets was the “RSS Mashup”. You could take several feeds, combine them and create one feed. Loved it!

HUBPages, for whatever reason, chose to discontinue allowing RSS feeds. So even though Squidoo is now under the HP umbrella, those nifty widgets evidently were not included in the acquisition deal.
Been searching for something similar and … Behold! Seek and Ye Shall Find!

Funny thing is a while back had tested this tool and then forgot about it. But since me and my bookmarks are BFFs (best friends forever), found my old “test mix”. The light bulbs in my brain started going off!


BLOGGING TIP:
Harness the power of two RSS tools:
  • RSS Mix ( rssmix.com ) and
  • Google Feedburner ( feedburner.google.com )

Step 1: Create the “RSS Mix” ( rssmix.com ). Gather the URLS for the feeds you want to combine together. In my example, it's all of my Tumblr blogs. Just go to the site and follow the extremely simple directions. Put the feed URLs in the box and click Create. No kidding. That's it!

Step 2: Use the URL of the mix feed that is generated and then burn a feed using the Google Feedburner ( feedburner.google.com ). If you have a Google account you have access to this tool. You may have never used it because you didn't know about it. But now you do, so … go for it! For those familiar with this tool, you know that once the feed is burned, there are many different ways to optimize / publicize the content. You choose what to do with it. 

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Sharing my “feed mix /feed burn” below as an example.

Blogs I Like ~ Mix and Mash

23 February 2016

Top Ten Popular Posts at My BlogJob Site

Criss-crossing the reports on my blogging adventures. (Plan to write a similar report of this blog's activities for my followers and friends at the other site.) Currently publishing a blog as a part of a global blogging social community. It was free to join. Members can participate in forums, groups, make friends, create multiple sites, etc. Found a review of this site dated May 2014 which supplies a really good description of how the community works.

"The site integrates a social aspect with blogs. It provides all the tools to setup any type of blog using WordPress compatible widgets and themes. … It's an amalgamation of social networking and blogging with a twist; the ability to earn points. BlogJob isn't the type of site where you'll earn a living, but it's an innovative idea, fun and completely free. ..." - See more at: *UPDATE* Let's review a freelance writing site: BlogJob

23 January 2016

Work-at-Home Blog | Express Yourself! on Tumblr

Sometimes where not sharing dispensable thoughts here, I'm at my other blog on Tumblr expressing myself.  If you ever have time to visit, you're welcome there, just like you're welcome here.

Mary Lou Williams - Jazz Legend


Why You Should Drink Pineapple Water Every Morning
Rare Glimpse of the Past - A Letter from Ghandi to Hitler


In the Mood for a Horror Movie?


UPDATE March 11, 2017:
During 2016 my Tumblr account was deleted.  At the end of the year a new Tumblr blog was set up.

My new Tumblr blog is called FoxNet2017.

Click to view a random post

http://foxnet2017.tumblr.com/