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Archive for July 23rd, 2011

Feature I want soon on Google+ (see some …

Posted by shannonclark on July 23, 2011

Feature I want soon on Google+ (see some of my recent stream items to see why) is an ability to EXCLUDE certain circles I create from my “all circles” groups – i.e. an ability to mark special purpose circles I create as just that – something special and other than the norm.- typically these might be circles with ONLY “send to email” members – frequently just one (i.e. to archive an item to Evernote or to post something I share here to my personal blog as I’m going to do with this post

– or these might be a circle I create just including myself to save things to read later or to save drafts etc.

But these should be something other than the “all circles” option.

Another way of phrasing this might be that at some point in the future I would like the ability to create Circles with other circles.

i.e. to have a “default post” collection of circles

or to have a personal circles collection (i.e. in my current schema this would exclude my “following” circle who are folks I don’t actually know personally
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Similar to the Google+ to Evernote trick …

Posted by shannonclark on July 23, 2011

Similar to the Google+ to Evernote trick going around you can also post stuff you share here on Google+ to a wordpress blog you control via a similar method.On WordPress.com go to the “My Blogs” page, there you will see a list of the blogs you can post to.

For ones you control, there is a “post by email” option.

Enable this and you will generate a secret email address to use to post to your wordpress.com blog.

Now on Google+ create a circle and ADD this secret email. I’d suggest calling is something like “Post to <name of your wordpress.com blog>” so you don’t forget what it is for.

Then when you SHARE something with that circle be sure to check the “share via email” option when you share something with this circle (as the wordpress.com secret email address won’t be joining Google+.

And bingo a very easy way to post to WordPress.com blogs when you share something on Google+.

I personally would suggest you limit your use of this to content you personally create or to links you share with extensive commentary – posting other people’s content to your personal blog seems off to me (but plenty of people do that).

A very similar trick likely is possible with Tumblr and Posterous blogs as well.
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