Given that I started my blog on August 6th, 2013, it would be reasonable to wonder how the hell it has nearly 1,000 posts and a few pages. The answer isn’t that complicated, and it doesn’t require that I have written almost 1 blog post per day. I mean……..I could do that, since I speed read and type 80-90 wpm, but I didn’t. But I kind of did, too.
Google+ Was Like a Blog; Now It’s Here
Google’s most recent failed attempt at a social network was Google+, and damn, do I miss it. I joined during the beta phase in the summer of 2011, thinking it would be useful marketing for my dental office. It took quite a while to get the hang of it, but photography became my eventual “in” to an amazing community of people. Over time, I followed an incredible number of people, who talked about a wide range of topics. I commented on, and shared, many posts from those people to a rather large number of Collections (one of my favorite features, and probably the last good one that G+ created).
Anyway, as G+ was about to die, the social sharing app Friends+Me created a way to download all of one’s own content. For some people, that probably wasn’t much, but for me, it was well over 5,000 total posts, both original and shared. I then imported many of those posts to this blog.
Trying to Give Credit, Where Credit is Due, is Hard
What I didn’t realize (or even think about) at the time of import, is that the posts I’d shared from others, kind of look like I wrote them myself. Which I didn’t.
Over time, I will try to identify and link to the actual creators/authors of the content, but I had no way of following all of them after G+ shut down. I’ll get some of them, but I’ll at least try to get most of those marked in some way, so you’ll know what’s mine and what isn’t.