Who cares about Google+ anyway?

That’s what we’d like to know. Take the microblog challenge and find out!


What’s that again?

Google+ is a social media site, generally believed to be full of tumbleweed and Google staff.


I got chatting to my good chum Naomi about the great potential for Google+ to straddle the world between twitter/facebook and blogging. She’s recently been using Google+ to write microblogs about things that have caught her eye, but don’t necessarily fit with the themes of her nature writing blog.

We agreed it was a great idea, but what’s the point if nobody’s reading it?

So, we decided we’ll make people read it. Over a month, we’ll pick a theme and write a number of microblogs (as many or as few as you want) and we’ll all go around and read each other’s. For a little while, we’ll make Google+ positively buzz.

What’s in it for me?

1. You get to write about something you might not normally put on your blog, whether because the audience is wrong or it doesn’t quite fit.

2. You might meet some lovely new people and read things you never usually would.

3. You choose the level of commitment. Whether you want to write one every day, or just two over the month, you pledge that number. We won’t even laugh if you go over or under.

4. If you’d rather write stories/poems etc rather than blog posts, go for it! Just think of all that writing you could get done.


Leave a comment to pledge, and please share this around.

I’d like to run this through February as an experiment – who knows, if it’s successful, maybe I’ll keep going!

If you want to take part tell me the number of posts you pledge and the theme you plan to write about. If you don’t know yet, that’s okay too.


About sarahgracelogan

Sarah Grace is an itinerant scribbler and general layabout. She runs a writing group called CAKE.shortandsweet, because any form of procrastination from actual writing is always attractive to the serious author of refined taste. When not distracted by laser pens, Sarah Grace writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, poetry, stage scripts and screenplays. She has performed her work at Stirred Poetry, Bad Language and Tongue in Cheek Manchester. Her first publication, Humping the Boonies is a self-published chapbook available directly from the author, or from Travelling Man, Manchester. You can find more details about her ongoing projects, not to mention a selection of free stories up for grabs right here on her blog. https://sarahgracelogan.wordpress.com/about/ She also likes to talk about theatre, film, books, photography, and especially games and other things that involve collaborative storytelling. Sarah Grace likes feedback, in whatever form it comes.


  1. I love Google+. I’m on it everyday. It’s very similar to twitter I think. Well the way I use it is. Here’s my profile: https://plus.google.com/101901541983966148329/
    I never really thought of it as a blogging platform. Will be interested in following your guys progress 🙂

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