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Big Bounce63*Keeping startup founders out of court & jail - WORKSHOP* Getting sued sucks. Getting thrown in jail sucks. Entrepreneurs aren't immune, and our high-rates of content production can actually exacerbate the problem. Chances are your startup doesn't have the runway to afford a protracted court battle. Or jail term. But fear not. You don't need to be a legal scholar to stay out of trouble. You just need your common business sense augmented with some easy-to-learn lessons, and you'll probably stay out of legal trouble. This week's #OOTatBB will give you those lessons with plenty of real-world examples that demonstrate what went wrong, and what could have been done differently. Open Office Tuesdays at Big Bounce (#OOTatBB) is a great way to network with other entrepreneurs, startup pros and noobs, and a cadre of disruptive-minded people! Use the time to meet new people and to switch your mind and body from "day-job" mode to "side-hustle" mode. We promise that you'll find us a friendly bunch always eager to meet new people! And yes, tell your friends!Keeping startup founders out of court & jail - WORKSHOP2014-08-26 18:00:004  
Big Bounce63*Five Ways To Fund Your Startup's MVP*   _"That sounds like a great startup. Can I see it?" -- The question dreaded by every early-stage startup._ Let's face it: when someone asks that question, they aren't asking for a pitch deck or your articles of incorporation. No, they want to see something they can hold in their hands. Branding elements, signup page, initial website... all the way prototypes and mockups. You need to show, not tell. Chances are, you can't afford $60K or more to get those things started. This workshop will show you how to achieve what you need at various price points, hacking your way to developing an MVP you'll be proud to show off. Open Office Tuesdays at Big Bounce (#OOTatBB) is a great way to network with other entrepreneurs, startup pros and noobs, and a cadre of disruptive-minded people! Use the time to meet new people and to switch your mind and body from "day-job" mode to "side-hustle" mode. We promise that you'll find us a friendly bunch always eager to meet new people! And yes, tell your friends! #OOTatBB is proud to be part of the #yesphx movement. Let's get together and make great things happen!Free Workshop: Startup Funding2014-07-29 18:00:002  
Big Bounce63*#OOTatBB - Cards Against Huge Manatees GAME NIGHT!* What better way to socialize with other disruptive-minded people that playing the most disruptive game ever!  Come play a few hands of CAH with us over drinks and learn a little more than perhaps you wanted to about the entrepreneurial spirit of Arizona! Open Office Tuesdays at Big Bounce (#OOTatBB) is a low-key, no-agenda event. Come meet new people, meet with your team, or just get a little work done. You'll find us a friendly bunch always eager to meet new people! And yes, tell your friends! #OOTatBB is proud to be part of the #yesphx movement. Let's get together and make great things happen!#OOTatBB - Cards Against Huge Manatees GAME NIGHT!2014-07-08 18:00:002  
Big Bounce63*It's a beach-party themed #OOTatBB!* We know it's summer and that many of you don't like to leave your house for anything less then warm sandy beaches and cocktails with little straw hats.  We'll skip the warm sand in favor of blasting the A/C, but I will bring the straw hats and tropical drinks next week at #OOTatBB.  Open Office Tuesdays at Big Bounce (#OOTatBB) is a low-key, no-agenda event. Come meet new people, meet with your team, or just get a little work done. You'll find us a friendly bunch always eager to meet new people! And yes, tell your friends! #OOTatBB is proud to be part of the #yesphx movement. Let's get together and make great things happen!#OOTatBB - Beach Party!2014-07-01 18:00:002  
Big Bounce63There is more than one place to watch Google I/O 2014 here in the valley. At Big Bounce, we'll be watching the events that focus more on the future and changes ahead, rather than geeking out at the code level. Here's what we have planned to watch: _Wednesday, June 25th_ _9:00a:_ *Keynote*  _11:00:_ *Cross-platform design* _3:00p:_ *Biologically inspired models of intelligence* _4:00p_ *Ignite* _Thursday, June 26th_ _9:00a:_ *Google in space* _10:00:_ *The dawn of "Fast Data"* _11:00:_ *Inspirational design* _2:00p:_ *The business side of an app* _3:00:_ *Maps for good: Saving trees and saving lives with petapixel-scale computing* _4:00:_ *Robotics in a new world - Presented by Women Techmakers* Come stay the whole time (though we'd like you to leave at night) or drop in when it's time to see something you're excited about. Pizza, beer, wine, soda and water will all be made available both days, freeloaders.  The show will be on the big screen TV in our conference room, and probably on more than one laptop computer. See you Wednesday!Tempe Watch Party for Google I/O 2014!2014-06-25 09:00:003  
Big Bounce63*Broken Foot Adventures and Other Birthday Stories!* Actually, it's Open Office Tuesday at Big Bounce. But that would make for a catchy title, since it's my birthday and Evo really did break my foot. Again. If you're in the greater Phoenix area and find yourself with some free time the evening of June 10th, come join us!  OOTs are your time to use the Big Bounce space to get a little work done, meet up with friends, or make new connections with cool people as into disruptive innovation as you are! Or just come to see Evo hobble around in yet-another cast on his foot.  We'll have some drinks and snacks available. Join us!Open Office Tuesday @ Big Bounce!2014-06-10 18:00:002  
Big Bounce63*Let's get disruptive this Tuesday night!* For Open Office Tuesdays (also know as “Twice the Work for Evo-day”,) we open our doors to anyone who wants to come check out the space Tuesday night from 6 - 9pm.  Got an idea? We'd love to hear about it. Got something to share? We'd love to talk. Are you bringing craft beer? Now you're our favorite person. Like, ever.Open Office Tuesdays!2014-05-06 18:00:002  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Last weekend Evo and Jeff emceed and presented at an indie author conference in Phoenix. Nearly a hundred authors and authors-in-training gathered to learn tips and tricks on everything from social media promotion to legally protecting your work. In turn, we learned what people were focusing on, were worried about, and were excited over.  On the next epsiode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll look at what we learned from attending an indie author conference, and what it might imply for the state of the indie author world. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks and Beer: What we learned speaking at indie author conference2014-02-11 03:00:008  
Google Partners1,258,411Join us as we demo tools that shed light on what consumers are thinking, where they’re purchasing and how you can get the data you need to develop your strategy. • Think Insights Overview • Consumer Journey to Online Purchase • Our Mobile Planet • Consumer Barometer Q&A will be held after in the Google Partners North American community. Join now - http://goo.gl/BJbbRoExclusive Hangout: Learn about the latest consumer insights2014-01-30 20:00:001503  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158What kind of author are you? No, we're not talking about preferred genres or whether you are an outliner or free-form writer. On this episode of _The Books & Beer Hangout_, we'll talk about the Reader-First, Author-Second author, and the Author-First author. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks and Beer: Reader First, Author Second2014-01-28 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158The world of fiction and non-fiction books may not seem that different to readers, but there are good reasons few authors excel in both categories. But does that really need to be the case? Recently Jeff Moriarty made the switch from fiction to non-fiction author, and hit more than a few potholes along the way. If you've thought about checking out the grass on the other side of the fence, he has some survival tactics that could save you some of his headaches. On the next episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll look at survival tips for fiction authors looking to enter the world of non-fiction. If you’ve made the switch yourself, join us and share your own ideas. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks & Beer: Survival tactics for fiction authors writing non-fiction2014-01-14 03:00:007  
Evo Terra1,170,646*Save the Date: No Pants Light Rail Ride 2014* Last year 350 people took to the Light Rail in Phoenix and took off their pants – and we’re doing it again! The 6th Annual No Pants Light Rail Ride is coming up on Sunday, January 12th at 1pm. This is part of the Global No Pants Subway Ride started by Improv Everywhere in 2002. What started as 7 people doing a prank on the New York subway has expanded into an international event involving tens of thousands of people in dozens of cities all over the world. The rules of the event are pretty simple – show up at the designated place and time with your light rail pass, take off your pants, get on the light rail, and act like nothing strange is going on. You have no idea why other people around you aren’t wearing pants. If you have trouble keeping a straight face, you may want to bring your earbuds and listen to your music. Warm or cold, rain or shine we’re doing this. As the date gets closer, we’ll bring you in the loop about where the starting points will be and where the group is meeting up. We had an awesome time last year riding the rail sans pants and meeting up at Angel’s Trumpet Ale House. Check out the photos and video from last year’s event to see for yourself.Phoenix No Pants Light Rail Ride 20142014-01-12 21:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158For many of us, indie or self-publishing follows the same flow as traditional publishing, but we're in charge. OK... but what if that's not the optimal way? What if we need to completely rethink the entire process? I'm not talking about cutting corners, but I am talking about a new concept called _lean publishing_? On the next episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we'll cover this new process at a high level and give you our take on the process. Is it for you? Heck, is it for us? That's what we'll find out. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks and Beer: Lean Publishing2014-01-07 03:00:009  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158In a recent survey of would-be authors, it was found that most are unaware of the difference in royalty payments between indie publishing and a traditional deal. Almost all are under the illusion that traditional publishers will take care of marketing for them, and more than two-thirds are convinced they are unable to make a quality book without a traditional publisher. Of course, _you_ don't think that. You know the score. But knowing what others are wrong about can help you better position yourself and take advantage of the less-educated masses. On this episode of _The Books & Beer Hangout_, we'll dissect the survey a little more, have a good laugh, and hopefully point you in the right direction. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com How to win the advantage over stupid authors2013-12-17 03:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158In a recent survey of would-be authors, it was found that most are unaware of the difference in royalty payments between indie publishing and a traditional deal. Almost all are under the illusion that traditional publishers will take care of marketing for them, and more than two-thirds are convinced they are unable to make a quality book without a traditional publisher. Of course, _you_ don't think that. You know the score. But knowing what others are wrong about can help you better position youself and take advantage of the less-educated masses. On this episode of _The Books & Beer Hangout_, we'll dissect the survey a little more, have a good laugh, and hopefully point you in the right direction. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com How to win the advantage over stupid authors2013-12-17 03:00:003  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158No, print isn't dead. But all too many authors ignore it, out of either ignorance or prejudice. There's room for a print book in the world of indie and digital publishing, and it may be easier than you think. That's what we'll cover on the next recording of _The Books & Beer Hangout._ _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.com Books & Beer: Should you print your ebook?2013-12-03 03:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158*Selling your book by telling a story - Books & Beer Hangout* Once your books is published the work isn’t over. You need to convince people to look at it, talk about it, and most importantly buy it. With millions of books competing for attention on the market, even the most wonderfully crafted book in history won’t go anywhere if you can’t get someone to give it a try. On this show, we’ll look at how to use the art of storytelling to help get people excited about you and your books. The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comSelling your book by telling a story2013-11-26 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158*Quick and Dirty (and cheap!) Cover Creation - Books & Beer Hangout* Everyone knows that book cover creation is something you should leave to a pro, but not everyone has a few hundred bucks laying around. On this show, we'll show you a fast, simple and cheap way to get a good looking cover on your book. It may not win any awards, but it won't look like a hackjob, either. The Books & Beer Hangout is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … with beer! You can ask us questions during the show, and by all means bring your own beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+ePublishUnum and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! For past episodes, visit http://booksandbeer.comBooks & Beer: Cheap Cover Design2013-11-19 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158*Beer... with a smattering of books!* Normally we make a quick mention of our beer, then discuss books and publishing. This time we're calling on our natural ability to do things totally backwards and will mention what we're reading these days, then discuss beer for the whole show! Yes, beer. What kinds we like, why we drink it, and anything else that pops to mind. Tune in and ask us any questions you might have about this tasty, tasty beverage! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: Beer... with a smattering of books2013-11-05 03:00:008  
Google+10,186,452The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033896  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Get ready for the Books & Beer Hangout -- a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! On October 28th we will take a return visit to Wattpad with their community manager, @106583315411162728559, and authors @110412676985472047503 and Rebecca  Sky. We'll talk about how the site is growing as a place for authors to show off their work, and share Jeff's first hand experience using the site. Watch live as we chat for 15 minutes, and then you're invited to join us in the "Hangover", where you can ask your questions directly. And by all means, bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Return to Wattpad2013-10-29 02:00:006  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Every November thousands of people dive into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and every December a bunch of would-be authors dump garbage into the ebook stores and don't understand why people don't take them seriously. In this episode of Books and Beer we'll tell you what else authors should be doing besides writing if they want to be successful at NaNoWriMo! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video  show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital  publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at  https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our  page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: NaNoWriMo Like a Pro2013-10-22 03:00:006  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Nine years ago, in a studio far, far away, Evo Terra began his career in podcasting! He has walked (and talked) many miles since then, and on tonight's episode of _Books and Beer_ we will catch up with him on the industry and - of course - how authors can use it! Which podcasts should authors be listening to? Should authors consider adding podcasting to their promotion plans? And just how has podcasting changed over the past decade? Join us with your questions! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!(CANCELLED) Books and Beer: Podcasting for Authors Who Aren't Dummies2013-10-15 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Normally we make a quick mention of our beer, then discuss books and publishing. This time we're calling on our natural ability to do things totally backwards and will mention what we're reading these days, then discuss beer for the whole show! Yes, beer. What kinds we like, why we drink it, and anything else that pops to mind. Tune in and ask us any questions you might have about this tasty, tasty beverage! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: Beer... with a smattering of books2013-10-08 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Running your own author website Are you ready to take the jump and run YourName.com? It may seem like an obvious choice, but it take some consideration. RSVP to the next recording of The Books & Beer Hangout, as we're pointing out the skills you'll need to take your online presence to the ultimate level. Spoiler alert: it's not for everyone! _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: You.com -- Running your own author website2013-10-01 03:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158*3 Free Blogging Tools for Authors.* Is blogging right for you? RSVP and attend the next recording of The Books & Beer Hangout! We'll cover three free blogging platforms that may help your words take flight and establish your online presence.  _Books & Beer_ is a weekly video show for indie authors and by indie authors. Plenty of digital publishing goodness … and we drink beer! Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Intrigued? Check out http://booksandbeer.com for a complete archive of all our previous shows!Books and Beer: 3 Free Blogging Tools for Authors2013-09-17 03:00:006  
Evo Terra1,170,646*How to stop doing things | Show Up Sundays* If you've noticed, my Google+ profiles shows me working at _helping people figure out what not to do_. Sure, that's a little flippant, but it's also fairly accurate. I've done a lot of dumb things the hard and wrong way in my time. But I've a knack for noticing that -- quickly -- and making the necessary adjustments in my approach to work smarter, not harder.  And that's what I'll pontificate about on the next _Show Up Sundays_. ▶ *Got a question or show idea?* Ask it here: http://goo.gl/SWALwi ▶ *Want to attend?* Click the big YES button below ▶ *Can't watch live?* Subscribe to my YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/zj8gzV _About Show Up Sundays_ For me, Sunday is part work, part relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day. Each week I'll choose a different theme, talk about that for a bit, and then answer questions. And yes, off topic is just fine.  Grab your mate/coffee/tea and put something on to cover your bed-head, and let's see what happens.How to stop doing things | Show Up Sundays with Evo Terra2013-08-25 16:00:006  
Evo Terra1,170,646*Oops! I had this set to a week in the future. Sorry! It's really on the 18th!* _As it turns out, for any plan to work, every team needs at least one asshole who doesn't give a shit if he or she gets fired or exiled or excommunicated._ - David McRaney It's no secret that I pride myself on being an asshole. I had it described to me once with the comment "You get away with so much shit just because you're Evo." True, but the secret therein lies in David's quote. On Sunday, I'll share a few more secrets on how you can become a likable asshole just like me! _About Show Up Sundays_ For me, Sunday is part work, part relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day. Care to join me? Each week I'll choose a different theme, talk about that for a bit, and then answer questions you submit during the show. And if you have question now, add it here: http://goo.gl/SWALwi Grab your mate/coffee/tea and put something on to cover your bed-head, and let's see what happens.Being a likable asshole2013-08-18 16:00:0010  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! This week we're taking a hard look at the quality vs. quantity debate of social content. If you struggle with being That Guy who won't shut up about his own stuff, or think you may be oversharing pictures of your cat, you'll love this show. We’ll chat with our guest for 15 minutes and then up the show to everyone in our Google+ Circles in the "Hangover". You can ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Sharing Quality Content as an Author2013-08-13 03:00:007  
Evo Terra1,170,646*Re-state your assumptions.* Assumptions are rather like dust-bunnies. They build up and take on a quasi-sentient nature if you let them. That's not a good thing, because the assumptions you relied on ten years ago can't be all that relevant to you today. Things change. You change. The world changes. And so too should your assumptions. On this _Show Up Sundays_, we'll talk about the systematic dismantling of assumptions and the benefits that will bring.  _About Show Up Sundays_ For me, Sunday is part work, part relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day.  Care to join me? Each week I'll choose a different theme, talk about that for a bit, and then answer questions you submit during the show. And if you have question now, add it here: http://goo.gl/SWALwi Grab your mate/coffee/tea and put something on to cover your bed-head, and let's see what happens.Show Up Sundays with Evo Terra2013-08-11 16:00:0010  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Welcome to the _Books & Beer Hangout!_ This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! Call it sacrilege if you will, but we're covering Facebook from an author's perspective on the next Books & Beer Hangout. With over a billion members, it's a difficult spot to ignore. Many authors struggle to find ways to appear professional yet continue to interact with friends and family. And since +Jeff Moriarty just wrote the definitive ebook on the subject, it seems a fitting time to have the conversation. Join us? We’ll chat with our guest for 15 minutes and then up the show to everyone in our Google+ Circles in the "Hangover". You can ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Facebook from an Author's Perspective2013-08-06 03:00:0010  
Evo Terra1,170,646*On Honesty* You were taught to be an honest person. So ... why aren't you better at it? Are you afraid of hurting someone's feelings? Probably. And in some cases, it's OK to lie your ass off. But that's the exception to the rule. On this _Show Up Sunday_, I'll talk about the damage good-natured people do when they fail to be completely -- though not necessarily painfully -- honest with those who ask their opinion. _About Show Up Sundays_ For me, Sunday is part work, part  relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day.  Care to join me? Each week I'll choose a different theme, talk about that for a bit, and then answer your questions. Chances are, the topic will be around the three things I care most about: Publishing. Science. Craft beer. Not necessarily in that order. Grab your mate/coffee/tea and put something on to cover your bed head, and let's see what happens.Show Up Sundays with Evo Terra2013-08-04 16:00:009  
Evo Terra1,170,646For me, Sunday is part work, part  relaxation, and part planning for the week ahead. I start early -- or rather I should -- to get the jump on the day.  Care to join me? I want it to be a rough and tumble hour, where we can talk about anything, but focus on the three things I care most about: Publishing. Science. Craft beer. Not necessarily in that order. Grab your mate/coffe/tea and put something on to cover your bed head, and let's see what happens.Show Up Sundays with Evo Terra2013-07-28 16:00:0018  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Welcome to the _Books & Beer Hangout_! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! This week @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204  discuss the value of writing groups in 2013. Do they offer real value, or are they a distraction from the actual act of writing? And how has the advent of digital tools changed the way writing groups work together and, hopefully, publish their work? We’ll chat with our guest for 15 minutes and then up the show to everyone in our Google+ Circles in the "Hangover". You can ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Value of Writing Groups in 20132013-07-23 03:00:006  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158It's almost time for the _Books & Beer Hangout_! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! This week Jeff and Evo will share with you the recent trials and tribulations they've each been through as their books are published. Evo's just went live today, and Jeff's just needs the final touches. Find out what they loved, what they hated, and what they didn't plan for. Yeah ... even so-called _experts_ find flaws in their processes. All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/The Perilous Path To Publishing -- Now With More Scars!2013-07-16 03:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158*What questions do you have about indie publishing your book?* For the next _Books and Beer_ tomorrow night, +Evo Terra and +Jeff Moriarty are going to free form things and answer some of the miscellaneous questions we receive. We would also love a few more, so what do you want to know about the world of publishing indie? It could be about a part of the process, like making a book cover, or the future of the industry, like what's the outlook for Barnes and Noble? If it relates to authors getting their book out there for sale it's fair game! Bonus points if you want to come on the show and talk about your question live. Let us know in the comments. Of course we offer no guarantees that we'll be able to answer your question, but we will do our best! _Books and Beer_ is a Hangout on Air on Mondays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Tune in tomorrow or anytime and say Hello!Books and Beer: Cornucopia of Questions (what do YOU want to know?)2013-07-09 03:00:008  
The Planetary Society5,219,884Join  +Jennifer Vaughn and host +Bruce Betts on today's Planetary Society Hangout as we will talk to to +Chris Lewicki, President of +Planetary Resources, about their upcoming Arkyd telescopes including one for the public, asteroid mining, and more.  Planetary Resources has already raised $1.2 million via an ongoing Kickstarter campaign to make one of their ARKYD space telescopes available for public use.  We'll talk to Chris about the ARKYD telescopes, asteroid mining, and asteroids in general.   Questions are encouraged! Tweet questions with hashtag #planetarylive, or post comments on our Google Plus event page or YouTube page where the video is broadcast.Planetary Society Hangout: Bill Nye with Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources2013-06-27 21:00:00103  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing … and we drink beer! It isn't enough to publish one book and let it sit around gathering dust. Many popular indie authors will tell you that doing something new generates buzz that impacts all of their older work to date. So how do you keep people talking and engaged in this constantly changing online world? +Mignon Fogarty, author of the enormously popular _Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips_ books and podcast join us to discuss the new things she's doing to keep her readers engaged, including some she was seriously advised to avoid. Join us for some solid tips on how to make yourself an indie author in more than just name. We’ll chat with our guest for 15 minutes and then up the show to everyone in our Google+ Circles in the "Hangover". You can ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! All you need is a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer/ Hope to see you soon! Evo & JeffBooks and Beer: Keep people talking by constantly reinventing yourself as an author2013-06-18 03:00:0014  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Get ready for the Books & Beer Hangout -- a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! On June 10th, we’ll be joined by +Tim Coe. He has an interesting twist on the choose your own adventure style of books, but with a strong emphasis on digital and social media. Remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions answered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Choose Your Own Digital Publishing Adventure2013-06-11 03:00:009  
Kevin Lanni0*Seating is limited* Go to the official page to RSVP! From the official site: Carl Sagan once said that there are four large bodies other than the Sun in our solar system, and the rest are debris. But these debris, small as they are, are themselves vast worlds with secrets waiting to be discovered. In the last decade, NASA has sent an unprecedented number of missions into space to explore the mysteries of these debris – specifically Mars, our Moon, and asteroids. The Planetary Society is proud to invite you to an evening with scientists working on the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity missions, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This is a casual event and suitable for the entire family. Grab a snack and a drink and learn about the latest scientific results and stunning images returned from our missions of exploration. Questions and discussion are encouraged. A representative of the Planetary Society, Casey Dreier, will also be in attendance with the Society's own touchable Mars meteorite. The event is located on the third piece of debris from the sun, at Spokes on Southern, an alehouse in Tempe, AZ. Parking is free. We will start gathering around 7pm. There will be free chips, salsa, guacamole and happy-hour prices on drinks and food throughout the duration of the event. Speakers start around 7:30pm. *The event is free and open to all* so bring a friend and get a unique perspective on NASA's exploration of the solar system. *Guests* Dr. Jim Bell (ASU) Jim is an active planetary scientist and has been heavily involved in many NASA robotic space exploration missions, including Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), the Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the MSL Curiosity rover mission. He is also the author of multiple books, his most recent being "The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy," and is available to sign any you bring. He is also the President of the Planetary Society. Dr. Briony Horgan (ASU) Briony's research uses satellites to help determine the habitability of ancient surface environments on Mars. She is an active science team member on the Mars Odyssey mission. Dr. Melissa Rice (Caltech) Melissa is a scientist studying geology on the Martian surface and is an active science team member on the Mars Curiosity and Opportunity missions. Sarah Braden (ASU) Sarah is a graduate student at ASU and works on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.Free Science Café with the President of the Planetary Society2013-06-04 19:00:004  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158In the next _Books and Beer Hangout_ we're going to look at the simplest writing tool that you're not using, but should: *Markdown!* In a sea of complicated tools and complex formats, Markdown is a back-to-basics way to write that can help you focus, is extremely portable, and is being adopted by a growing number of platforms. +Patrick McLean will join us to explain his love for Markdown and show off some of his favorite tools that use it. If you're looking to simplify the clutter to focus more on writing, don't miss this episode. Remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions answered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra  and +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Keeping it simple - writing with Markdown2013-05-21 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Break out your video cameras and dust off your blogs for the next Books & Beer Hangout! Because at the heart of being an author is _being a content producer_, and that's more than just words or e-ink on the page. Podcasting and video vetran +Jeffrey Powers joins us to cover some ideas and tips to help you, the indie author, develop more and better content. And no, you don't have to be a movie start to benefit from watching the show! Remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Going Beyond the Written Word2013-05-07 03:00:007  
Virtual Star Party11,945It's Sunday, which means it's time to join your favorite co-hosts: +Fraser Cain and +Scott Lewis for the +Virtual Star Party! They'll be gathering up their phenomenal group of citizen astronomers from across the globe in order to share their view of the universe from their telescopes in a Google+ Hangout on Air! In addition to Fraser, Scott, and the astronomers are PhD astronomers discussing and explaining the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments. To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag #StarParty          #VSP20130505   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #Astronomy   #Space   #Telescope   #Universe   #STEM   #Science   #HangoutsOnAir   #HOA  Virtual Star Party - 5 May, 20132013-05-06 05:30:00170  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next Books & Beer Hangout, we take on a huge shift for some publishing professionals. As independent publishing grows, traditional publishers are feeling the pinch. And some authors who used to have traditional publication deals find themselves caught in the middle. Shipwrecked, if you will. That very thing has happened to +Kimberly Chapman, so we askd her on the show to give us her perspective. This is a do-not-miss show, so be sure and let any authors in a similar circumstance know about it! And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Monday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Survival Tactics for Shipwrecked Authors2013-04-09 03:00:0012  
Google Creative Sandbox1,884,742Headed to Austin for #SXSW? So are we. Join us and be the first to see Google's latest advertising experiments. We’ve built out a full on Google Playground so you take our new “connected objects” for a spin (don't worry, you'll only work up a mild sweat). You can find us right across from the Convention Center. The Google Playground at SXSW2013-03-09 12:00:00402  
CosmoQuest42,781*UPDATE*: Greetings from Austin, everyone! I'm afraid we won't be able to run our usual Weekly Space Hangout this week. The crowd for SXSW is HUGE and we just won't be able to find a semi-quiet spot with awesome internet to broadcast from. In addition, many of our space journalists who are not at SXSW are otherwise occupied this week.  HOWEVER! We are taking photos and video to share with you all in real time as we can on Google Plus and for post-production. Our team on the ground is: @110701307803962595019, @109036978092446954908, @109479143173251353583, @117494594159696687799, and +Kortney Hogan. We'll share from the +CosmoQuest page all the fun as well. ALSO, @109479143173251353583 and @111723545767173542935 are planning some live Hangout events as space, time, and bandwidth are available. Though we won't have the usual weekly news round-up, they will be sharing the NASA SXSW experience with you all. Follow both of them for updates! See you next week at our usual time and place.  #WSHSXSW   #HangoutsOnAir   #SpaceHangout   #SpaceHangoutSXSW  Weekly Space Hangout -- SXSW Edition - CANCELLED2013-03-08 13:00:0039  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! This week +Daniel Messer, Web Content Manager at the Maricopa County Library district will join us to discuss how digital books are changing the way Libraries manage and provide content to their patrons. Daniel is also a filmmaker, artist, and writer, so has extensive experience with the creator side of the equation. In 15 minutes, we'll discuss the place ebooks are occupying alongside traditional books in Libraries, where Libraries see the future of ebook lending going, and if it has impacted how Libraries search for new content to add to their collections. After that we open up the chat to everyone in what we call the "Hangover" at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! Join us then to ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! To join you just need a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer but it's always more fun live. Join us!Books and Beer: Library eBooks for Readers and Authors2013-03-01 03:00:008  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next Books & Beer Hangout, learn from a true master of the digital lifestyle -- @106434073353360803681! He's a best-selling author, freelance writer, photographer, and globe-trotting entrepreneur. And he's someone any author can learn many things from. In 15 minutes, we'll get into his experience as a digital auhor with a traditional house, reaslistic expectations writers should set before they quit their day job, and how he sees the landscape changing tomorrow. It should be a great show! And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Living the digital freelance writer lifestyle2013-02-15 03:00:009  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer! This week +John Ward will join us to discuss some of the best new Google+ communities out there for authors. Google+ Communities are a way for people of similar interests to connect and collaborate within Google+. John is the founder of the Writer's Discussion Group, the largest writing focused Google+ Community to date, while Evo and Jeff are moderators for the Digital Publishing community. In 15 minutes, we'll discuss the best writing related communities out there, how to effectively get involved in engage with the people using them, and how to use them as a resource for education and network building. After that we open up the chat to everyone in what we call the "Hangover" at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! Join us then to ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer! To join you just need a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra and +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer but it's always more fun live. Join us!Books and Beer: Google+ Communities for Authors2013-02-08 03:00:0016  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158*We've corrected the technical problems last time we tried to have Rose on, so are giving it another shot!* On the next Books & Beer Hangout, new author +Rose Gonsoulin takes you down the path and process she took to develop a good cover for her book. Rose had a clear idea what she wanted for the cover of her new romance novel, so she didn't expect it to be very difficult to put together. The writing was the hard part of the process, right? Spoiler: It took her a lot longer than she thought! She will share some of her early examples, discuss what worked and what didn't, and how others can learn from her quest to save themselves a lot of time and frustration. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Quest for a perfect book cover (Take 2!)2013-02-01 03:00:005  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, professional author and writing coach +Patrick McLean joins us for what promises to be a controversial show.  He argues that to acheive the goal of good writing, and author needs to kill words. And he's not alone. Mark Twain said "If you catch an adjective, Kill it." And Stephen King offered "The road to hell is paved with adverbs." We all accept these as true. So in fact, we need to kill words. And that's what Patrick will talk about for 15 minutes. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! _Books & Beer_ is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books & Beer: How to Kill a Word2013-01-18 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next Books & Beer Hangout, new author +Rose Gonsoulin takes you down the path and process she took to develop a good cover for her book. Rose had a clear idea what she wanted for the cover of her new romance novel, so she didn't expect it to be very difficult to put together. The writing was the hard part of the process, right? Spoiler: It took her a lot longer than she thought! She will share some of her early examples, discuss what worked and what didn't, and how others can learn from her quest to save themselves a lot of time and frustration. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra and +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Quest for a perfect book cover2013-01-11 03:00:007  
Virtual Star Party11,945It's time for another Virtual Star Party. Once again we'll collect together a ragtag team of astronomers from around North America and stream a live view from our telescopes for your viewing pleasure, with color commentary from +Fraser Cain and other amateur astronomers. We'll try to start at 6:00 pm PST, but it all depends on the weather.Virtual Star Party - Jan 6, 20132013-01-07 03:00:00296  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next Books & Beer Hangout, eFiction editor +Doug Lance joins us to discuss the future of short stories. Well-known authors from Stephen King to Philip K Dick published collections of their short works for voracious readers to enjoy, and many new digital authors are attempting to follow that path with collections of their own short-form work. Are readers willing to pay for compilations? Should authors sell them as Singles for 99 cents? Or could this be the return of anthologies? Doug lives in the world of the short story, so we'll get his thoughts on which options exist for short form authors, and what the future might hold. And remember, you can join in for the B&B Hangover at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! But you have to be in our circles to get the invite, so do so now! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Digital Publishing Options for Short Stories2013-01-04 03:00:0017  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158_This week's topic:_ *New Years Writing Resolutions & Predictions* We're winding up our last _Books & Beer_ of 2012 with an open discussion about *your* writing resolutions for 2013, and what you think will happen in the next twelve month. Want to get your first ebook published? Want to break into a new genre? Want to quit your day job and write full time? Immortalize your resolution in video for the world to see, so there is no backing out! Or just come on, have a beer, and chat with us about where you think this crazy industry is going. Entirely up to you! There are no special guests this week, so the Hangout will be open for all comers the entire half hour. Join us and share your hopes, dreams, and predictions! _How to watch:_ Say "I'm going" to this invite and return to this post (it's in your calendar and in the Hangouts section on the right) at 6:00P Thursday. You'll either see links to watch live or, if we can get it figured out, and embedded video to watch live! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books & Beer: New Years Writing Resolutions & Predictions2012-12-28 03:00:005  
Scott Lewis318,623With all of the silly apocalypse myths being muttered all over the place, a few friends and I decided to hang out, maybe have a beer and talk about just how silly all of this hokum is. This will inevitably lead into a discussion about what 12/21/12 really is: The Winter Solstice. What is the Winter Solstice? It's the reason for the season!  Join +Ian O'Neill, +Tony Darnell, +Nicole Gugliucci and myself as we have some fun, debunk some nonsense, spin some science and cause a general ruckus in an HOA. We might even get some surprise guests pop in from time to time. I have no real time-line for this hangout, but have set it at 2 hours just because I arbitrarily decided it was going to be two hours long. It might not be that long, it might be longer. Depends on how the conversation goes.  If you're watching and want to ask some questions or make witty comments, please feel free to do so. We'll try to keep an eye on the comments as well. Dr. Strangedoom OR: How I learned to stopped worrying and love the axial tilt!2012-12-22 01:00:0086  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158_This week's topic:_ *No More Boring Book Videos: YouTube Strategies for Authors YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and over 4 _billion_ hours of video are viewed each month. This has lured many authors to try their hand at making videos, with everything from outright commercials to cinematic trailers. Unfortunately, many of the videos are just not very good, and don't show much result for the author. So is there a successful approach to video for authors, or is it a medium they should avoid? On this week's show, we'll interview +Caleb J. Ross about how he is killing it as a "booktuber", and how he has sucessfully adopted video as a promotion tool for himself and his work. You'll hear about what works (and what doesn't) and hopefully get some tips you can use to start adding video to your own repertoire. _How to watch:_ Say "I'm going" to this invite and return to this post (it's in your calendar and in the Hangouts section on the right) at 6:00P Thursday. You'll either see links to watch live or, if we can get it figured out, and embedded video to watch live! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books & Beer: No More Boring Book Videos: YouTube Strategies for Authors2012-12-21 03:00:0024  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158_This week's topic:_ *Firing your publisher and embracing self-publishing.* There's a growing trend among savvy authors. Perhaps their dissatisfied with the services received. Maybe they're tired of being short changed on revenues. Or it could be that companies are failing, and authors are forced into self-publishing.   On this week's show, we'll interview +Nathan Lowell about his recent split from his publisher. You'll hear about the pressure, confusion and hard work that was required. And hopefully, a bit about the bright future ahead now that he's fully embraced self-publishing. _How to watch:_ Say "I'm going" to this invite and return to this post (it's in your calendar and in the Hangouts section on the right) at 6:00P Thursday. You'll either see links to watch live or, if we can get it figured out, and embedded video to watch live! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Firing Your Publisher and Embracing Self-Publishing2012-12-14 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158_This week's topic_ is *advertising, and whether or not it's where authors should spend their money and time.* On the next Books & Beer Hangout, Evo will bring his nearly 15 years experience in online advertising to bear on the topic of advertising for books and authors. Spoiler alert: probably not. But tune in to find out why. _How to watch:_ Say "I'm going" to this invite and return to this post (it's in your calendar and in the Hangouts section on the right) at 6:00P Thursday. You'll either see links to watch live or, if we can get it figured out, and embedded video to watch live! Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Advertising for Authors - Is It Worth It?2012-11-30 03:00:0010  
Astronomy Cast10,946Our last catchup episode of Astronomy Cast. Today we'll be recording episode 281 of Astronomy Cast, all about explosions in space. Join +Fraser Cain and +Pamela Gay as we talk about how science fiction gets explosions in space, what would actually happen, and some natural space explosions. You can watch us record the show live, and then stick around and ask us questions about space and astronomy. If you want to get notifications of our live shows, make sure you circle +Astronomy Cast. And if you don't want them... make sure you uncircle us. :-)Astronomy Cast LIVE, Episode 281: Explosions in Space2012-11-22 21:00:00191  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Reminder: _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is this Thursday night at 6P/9E!  This week's topic: Audio books for indie authors On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204 discuss the options available to the indie author who wants to explore audio distribution. We'll cover production tips, equipment needs, and marketplaces.  Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:15. We'll open up the Hangout and take your questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra & +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Audio books for indie authors2012-11-09 03:00:009  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Reminder: _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is this Thursday night at 6P/9E!  This week's topic: Creating an eBook with Calibre On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @108055773101814734204 and @109993735355691141353 discuss the ins and outs of using the free Calibre software to create your eBook. Calibre is a powerful eBook organizational and device management tool, but many people use it just for its handy ability to convert between document formats. But how good is it? Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:15. We're happy to take your questions and would love to hear your thoughts. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by Evo Terra & Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books & Beer: Creating eBooks With Calibre2012-11-02 02:00:005  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158Reminder: _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is this Thursday night at 6P/9E!  This week's topic: Plagiarism - Has your content been stolen? On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, ... @107022061436866576067 and @115145812983523155770  will be joining us to discuss plagiarism, a very real and growing issue that anyone online faces. With digital authors, it’s just that much more of a pain in the but. How can you fight it? We’ll talk about that on the show. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Plagiarism - Has your content been stolen?2012-10-12 03:00:002  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @110593319771693604646 shares his experiences with the popular crowd-funding tool Kickstater. We’ll cover the lessons he’s learned that you can use when considering how to raise the funds to get your next book published. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Publishing a Book with Kickstarter Funding!2012-10-05 03:00:007  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158"Reminder: _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is this Thursday night at 6P/9E!  This week's topic: Balancing Part-Time Writing with a Full-Time Life On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @101453162215777563254 and @106199115696314194214 \discuss the realities of being a writer for most people. That means splitting time between writing, learning to be a writer and all the things that the real world throws at you. Know anyone like that? Yeah... us either. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!"Books and Beer: Balancing Part-Time Writing with a Full-Time Life2012-09-21 03:00:006  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @116087112805926263425 and @110973047797498816580 try their level best to convince you that yes, you do need an editor before you publish your book. We happen to agree with them, so perhaps we can convince you of the same in 25 minutes. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer - Book Editing: Yes, you need it2012-09-07 03:00:0013  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next _Books & Beer Hangout_, @109952403888787261893 and @114714204358609742953  Nathan Lowell and Debora Geary defend their love of unconventional novel creation. Both have received criticism for writing books “where nothing happens”. That’s a rather unfair characterization, but you need to hear what they have to say on the topic. Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive _Books & Beer Hangover_ at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions. _The Books & Beer Hangout_ is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Rules for Writers, and When You Can Break Them2012-08-31 03:00:0063  
Fraser Cain956,537Join us every Sunday night for another @100902337165997768522, where we stream the view from several telescopes into a live Google+ Hangout on Air. We'll stream whatever's in the sky right now. We'll answer questions, take requests, and generally geek out about astronomy. What's on the agenda this week?  - The @101461771579697778955 is perfect so we'll probably have several views of it - The planets are too low on the horizon, so no luck there - somebody might be able to get @106397393735580644683, though. - The summer constellations are fading, and now the fall constellations are coming up. We should be able to see both, including the Eagle Nebula, Swan Nebula, Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, Ring Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, and more. - If we're lucky, we'll also get a view from the other side of the planet, showcasing a live view of the @116479286515493152582 and its current sunspots. (the image for this week's Event is the Eagle Nebula, captured by @107852824321756704184, and a good example of the kind of stuff we'll see) You don't need any special technology to enjoy our star parties. Just join this event, and then you'll get a notification when we go live. Then you'll be able to ask us questions, request objects, and generally learn about astronomy and astrophotography as a hobby. See you on Sunday!Virtual Star Party - August 26, 20122012-08-27 05:30:00120  
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors158,158On the next Books & Beer Hangout, we take on some myths and misconceptions of the writing life, and get down to the realities of what it means to be an author in today’s digital world. Our experts tonight are NYT best-selling author @108314259245584185142, and his business partner @116730839169823838592. And if all goes well, we'll have the B&B Hangover at 6:30 for those who've watched the show and wish to interact with us or our guests. Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 and @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer - The realities of being an author in a digital age2012-08-17 03:00:0013  
Fraser Cain956,537To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004863  

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John Hannah20,238Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and #share this #circle!#AksumitEmpirSyroGreemsionaries #who #arriveby #way #ReSewerresponsiblfor #logicadevelopmentIn #early #tcentury #newly #formeArabian #anrulsincludesmalfamily #groups #huntergarers #sucas #San #peopern #larger #morstructuregroups #sucas #family #clan #groupings #Bantuspeakinpeoples #centraern #aneastern #heavily #structureclan2015-05-01 06:10:37369221639
Colin Wilson24,271This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife States #United #States #State #Abbr #Capital #Largest #cityA #Statehood2015-04-25 11:42:30478012
Tourej Ansari45,309This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle! #Austin   #Texas  2015-04-14 04:31:58186011
Wayne Marinovich28,496Writers / Authors / Publishers / Bloggers circleTime to share one of my favourite circles. It has grown quite a bit in the past few months and I will be starting a second one because I am on the 500 mark here. Let me know if you want to be included.Please share to pass on the love. Thanks and write well.2015-03-25 08:21:36499000
Promosi Online11Cara Tambah Teman- Plus- Tambahkan Orang- Shared#obatpenyubursperma#obatpenyuburspermaterbaik#obatpenyuburspermaalami#obatpenyuburspermadiapotek#obatpenyuburspermasuami#obatpenyuburspermatozoa#obatpenyuburspermapalingbagus#obatpenyuburspermamurah#obatpenyuburspermauntukpria#obatpenyuburspermalaki-laki#obatpenyuburspermadiapotik#obatpenyuburspermadaridokter#obatpenyuburspermalelaki#obatpenyuburspermadankandungan#obatpenyuburspermatradisional#obatpenyuburansperma#obatchinapenyubursperma#hargaobatpenyubursperma#obatcinapenyuburspermapria#daftarobatpenyubursperma#obatpenyuburspermaapotik#obatpenyuburspermayangadadiapotik#obatalamipenyuburspermapria#obatpenyuburairsperma#obatpenyuburspermayangadadiapotek#apaobatpenyubursperma#obatapotikpenyubursperma#obatpenyuburspermabagipria#obatpenyuburspermabuatpria2015-03-08 19:17:59459202
Green0Get more friend, more and more.. #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circleshare  2015-02-03 06:42:20449224
Daniel Gibbs18,513Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #Fiji #japan #tokyo #malaysia #malaysia #kota_kinabalu #malaysia #kuala_lumpur #malaysia #kuala_terengganu #malaysia #kuantan #malaysia #kuching #malaysia #langkawi #malaysia #penang #myanmar #myanmar #yangon #philippines #philippines #cebu #south_korea #south_korea #seoul #taiwan #taiwan #kaohsiung #taiwan #taipei #thailand #chiang_mai 2015-02-02 10:32:23448777696
Crazy Cats29 Public #circleshare   January 20, 2015Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This #cirlce  !!!***************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Follow me here : http://goo.gl/7rWIEVTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.Special Invite :+A Tech Buzz +Axel Kratel +Andrea Gervasi +Andrew Sowerby +Anette Mossbacher +Brett Szmajda +Andrew Sowerby +Irina Sadokhina +Sean Carroll +Michael Sonntag +Mighty Dragon Studios +Eric Delcour +2015-02-01 10:25:324744412
Natasha Velicia475Get More Google+ Follower with  +TubeDEVILZ  January 15, 2015*****************************************************************HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE*****************************************************************Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.**************************************Follow Me Here : http://goo.gl/c18bpxAnd Subcribe : http://goo.gl/NT0MCkSpecial Invitation (Please +1 and Share) :+Alfina Dewi +Agus Septiann +Dini Ashanti +Amy Cesario +Sergii Daniloff +Danis Sanju +Lieven Damman +dini iftita +Lincoln Harrison +Riskhha Nur Hayati +Nanang Hendro +Hanste2015-01-16 20:15:35473419
Ryan Johnson23,295This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-16 13:00:35472313051
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466107
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465171529
Brian Mcquillan17,171Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir 2014-12-24 07:29:44457171740
Your Amazing Places-World / Healthy Life Online0 We're dishing out another #googlecircleshare for our #marketing  friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed us and have an influence in the marketing industry. They vary from successful and just starting out but are all incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on our next circle, just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLIC *Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise we may miss it (and we don't want that!)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a google circle please shoot us a message. We don't want you to feel like you are being spammed. :)(The people who have interacted with our last share will be included in the comments below.)2014-11-05 08:49:5080010
Sinem Kobal0#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-25 11:55:58472000
Oktay Deniz621#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-20 19:35:11402002
Ian Gramenz671This circle is full of amazing people are great at sharing and plusing content! They also share amazing content and its always relevant! Give them a check out! And visit their walls! #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2014-10-06 21:03:08409122
Ian Gramenz671Check out this awesome group of people! They do an excellent job of sharing great content and plusing other people! #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #follow  2014-09-24 14:04:55410005
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139640
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415
Marsha Friedman3,586This circle is for +++++++Published Authors++++++. You'll find both fiction and non-fiction writers who are committed to promoting each other's work here on Google+. Please feel free to add all of these fine folks and share this circle with your friends!Just add the circle and share it with your followers!#greenliving   #environmentalism   #environment   #alternativeenergy2014-06-05 14:43:06329000
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Rosie Taylor658Top Engagers  #2. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material. New Friends, some activity with this circle1. Plus one2.Comment 3. Add People To Circles4. Share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus  #artists #artist  #addfriends   #addcircles   #share   #sharedcircles   #friends  2014-05-23 11:32:53501018
Rosie Taylor544Top Engagers  #1. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material. New Friends, some activity with this circle1. Plus one2.Comment 3. Add People To Circles4. Share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus  #artists #artist  #addfriends   #addcircles   #share   #sharedcircles   #friends  2014-05-22 17:13:435010111
Rosie Taylor544Google Friends! - You're in this   #Circle   -   #Share the circle *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:* Share and Be   #Shared   :¦:-•::••-:•:''''*                                              This is a super   #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - #Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles                 #addcircles     #addpeople       #addcircle     #addfriends       #friends   #add  2014-05-22 15:10:20501239
Rosie Taylor544Top Engagers  #1. This circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material. New Friends, some activity with this circle1. Plus one2.Comment 3. Add People To Circles4. Share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus  #artists #artist  #addfriends   #addcircles   #share   #sharedcircles   #friends  2014-05-22 06:12:27501126
Rosie Taylor312'":•:••:*:•-:¦:* My today Circle Share with NEW friends *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*Please ADD ME my profile in your circle,New Friends, some activity with this circle1. Plus one2.Comment 3. Add People To Circles4. Share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus  #artists #artist #addfriends   #addcircles   #share   #sharedcircles   #friends  2014-05-21 05:47:28501105
Rosie Taylor312Google Friends! - You're in this   #Circle   -   #Share the circle *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:* Share and Be   #Shared   :¦:-•::••-:•:''''*                                              This is a super   #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top    #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles                 #addcircles     #addpeople       #addcircle     #addfriends      2014-05-21 02:04:19501317
Rosie Taylor312Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share the circle *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:* Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•::••-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-20 03:31:42501218
Rosie Taylor0Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦:* Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•::•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-17 19:07:14501515
Rosie Taylor0Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-16 17:12:07458208
Rosie Taylor0Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-15 09:08:16458208
Robert Connor8,250My new circle about circle shearing PEOPLE and page who update regular his circlePlus, Comment and Re-share this post in to PUBLIC and to EXTENDED CIRCLES#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares  #circlesharing  #circlesshare  #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles  #sharedcircleoftheday2014-05-15 08:17:17457292145
Charles Barouch5,291G|+|ost of the Week 05/10/14 CircleAdd all of our nominees to your circlesDetails:https://plus.google.com/103407750015595312286/posts/PtvYkNcSEsHhttp://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/ #ghosttown   #gotw  2014-05-10 10:14:1817001
John Nuntiatio35,829#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle 2014-05-07 05:47:1176033
Nabeel Saleem934My favorite circle shared for all. #circleshare   #topsharedcircle   #mostpopular   #enterpreneur   #ceo   #blogger   #sharedcircles  2014-04-30 13:25:3768000
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500141023
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Hamilton Carter43,757Here's my circle of folks that engaged with my posts in the first week or so of March.  If you're looking for a great circle of people interested in science and math, this might be it!  If you're in the circle, please feel free to a link to your favorite post of your own in the comments.2014-03-11 16:04:02149828
shinigami kurai109This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +shinigami kurai2014-03-09 02:04:4450110313
DEVILZART386This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191428
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550014720
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)26,956#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-02-10 11:45:51241639

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2015-03-17 10:51:55 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Course-correcting a thin-content filled community.

I've recently agreed to co-moderate the Travel Writers, Bloggers and Armchair Travellers community, since that's the industry I find myself it. I've convinced (coerced?) the owner and the other two mods that things need to change. They've agreed and have adopted rules over there similar to what we have here (and I use on all of my communities.)

The trouble is this: The GPC is full of thin-content/link-litter posts. I'm already getting hate mail from the people with posts sitting in the flagged spam when I comment to tell them why it's rejected. Not surprisingly they're pointing to the tons of link litter saying "but why was it OK then and not now???" 

[sigh]

Going through all the old posts and deleting them is a fool's errand. It's 90%+ thin content and... more »

Most reshares: 9

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2015-05-06 17:06:28 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Trip to the Musclarium.

As part of our post-TBEX trip, we were pampered (and by that i mean overfed) by the tourism board of Terres De l'Ebre in Catalunya, an autonomous region of Spain. 

Of the many gastronomical adventures they took us on was a sail boat ride out to eat these critters freshly plucked from the sea. And by "freshly", I mean as we watched. Fantastic!

Most plusones: 124

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2015-05-06 17:06:28 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Trip to the Musclarium.

As part of our post-TBEX trip, we were pampered (and by that i mean overfed) by the tourism board of Terres De l'Ebre in Catalunya, an autonomous region of Spain. 

Of the many gastronomical adventures they took us on was a sail boat ride out to eat these critters freshly plucked from the sea. And by "freshly", I mean as we watched. Fantastic!

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2015-05-25 09:59:20 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

A little bit of London.

As I said in a blog post (blog post) recently, we're really not doing London justice. We need to get back and really explore, so we can fully tell a story about London (or probably just a piece of London) properly.

In the meantime, here are a few of the choice pics I took along the way.

A little bit of London.

As I said in a blog post (blog post) recently, we're really not doing London justice. We need to get back and really explore, so we can fully tell a story about London (or probably just a piece of London) properly.

In the meantime, here are a few of the choice pics I took along the way.___

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2015-05-25 08:24:13 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Greatest Sex-Ed Video Ever.

Well done, Norway. Let's not muck about and give the kids the facts.

Greatest Sex-Ed Video Ever.

Well done, Norway. Let's not muck about and give the kids the facts.___

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2015-05-23 08:32:43 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

On Monday, I spoke at UnGagged, a marketing conference in London. The conference has a strict "no recording" policy to encourage the speakers and presenters to freely share their ideas without fear of reprisal.

It's rare that I fear reprisal for anything I do, so I recorded myself and synched it with my slides so that I could share it beyond the conference. And with that...

On Monday, I spoke at UnGagged, a marketing conference in London. The conference has a strict "no recording" policy to encourage the speakers and presenters to freely share their ideas without fear of reprisal.

It's rare that I fear reprisal for anything I do, so I recorded myself and synched it with my slides so that I could share it beyond the conference. And with that...___

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2015-05-20 07:21:59 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

They Poured Me The Wrong Beer at Brewdog... And You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

They Poured Me The Wrong Beer at Brewdog... And You Won't Believe What Happened Next!___

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2015-05-13 19:42:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Inbox zero achieved. Again!

It's taken me the better part of the day, but I've managed to get back up on the horse and am proud to re-join the Inbox Zero crowd!

#beingsicksucks   #whoknewtravelingfulltimewouldbethismuchwork  

Inbox zero achieved. Again!

It's taken me the better part of the day, but I've managed to get back up on the horse and am proud to re-join the Inbox Zero crowd!

#beingsicksucks   #whoknewtravelingfulltimewouldbethismuchwork  ___

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2015-05-13 08:54:37 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Sick in, not of paradise!

Mallorca is a beautiful island. Too bad our tummies conspired against us. Still, we made the most of it, some of which is encapsulated in these photos.

Blog post going live shortly is now live at http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/5/13/how-we-got-sick-and-tired-in-not-of-paradise, painting more of the story. 

Sick in, not of paradise!

Mallorca is a beautiful island. Too bad our tummies conspired against us. Still, we made the most of it, some of which is encapsulated in these photos.

Blog post going live shortly is now live at http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/5/13/how-we-got-sick-and-tired-in-not-of-paradise, painting more of the story. ___

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2015-05-09 19:50:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

This is a fairly in-depth look at the effects of automation in the publishing sector - with a particular focus on the impact on employment. The short version is that while employment for newspaper, book and magazine publishers is down considerably, employment for writers and editors is not. 

One of the key points in this article is that what's happened in the publishing sector isn't just about digitalization because digitalization is simply a means to an end, with that end being automation. 

I've a feeling people in this community will have some opinions about this piece, which would be great to hear. 

This is a fairly in-depth look at the effects of automation in the publishing sector - with a particular focus on the impact on employment. The short version is that while employment for newspaper, book and magazine publishers is down considerably, employment for writers and editors is not. 

One of the key points in this article is that what's happened in the publishing sector isn't just about digitalization because digitalization is simply a means to an end, with that end being automation. 

I've a feeling people in this community will have some opinions about this piece, which would be great to hear. ___

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2015-05-09 17:49:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Using Google+ Collections To Show You're More Than A Travel Writer.

For those paying attention to Google+, you probably noticed the new "Collections" feature. I've been traveling, so I've only just had the chance to look things over. And what I see, I like.

Plenty has been said about the new feature, so I'll keep this high level and focused just on travel writers. For you, this new release does one thing: it lets you be a multidimensional.

In my time here, I've posted a lot about a lot of different things. Science, beer, podcasting, digital disruption, entrepreneurship... and of course my own travel writing. Previously, it was up to those who follow me to figure out what circle I belonged to. That was great, but I don't always talk about just one of those things. In fact, I tended to bounce around.

Now, with Collections,... more »

Using Google+ Collections To Show You're More Than A Travel Writer.

For those paying attention to Google+, you probably noticed the new "Collections" feature. I've been traveling, so I've only just had the chance to look things over. And what I see, I like.

Plenty has been said about the new feature, so I'll keep this high level and focused just on travel writers. For you, this new release does one thing: it lets you be a multidimensional.

In my time here, I've posted a lot about a lot of different things. Science, beer, podcasting, digital disruption, entrepreneurship... and of course my own travel writing. Previously, it was up to those who follow me to figure out what circle I belonged to. That was great, but I don't always talk about just one of those things. In fact, I tended to bounce around.

Now, with Collections, I'm in control. It's sort of like a categorization schema I can choose (or not) to place my content under. So if I write about a great craft beer I'm drinking, I can put that in my Craft Beer collection. And it's a bunch of pictures and the outline for a story, the post goes under my Travel Storytelling collection.

My followers now have the option to only following those collections, rather than all of me. So if you're not all about science and craft beer, no worries. Un-follow those Collections. Or if you turn me on to someone, they can choose to only follow my Travel Storytelling collection, and not have to worry about getting flooded with other content.

It's a great feature, and I'm using it right now to segregate my content. You probably should, too. Unless all you do is post about one thing. Me? I like a little variety in life. Cheers!___

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2015-05-09 16:43:36 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Terres de l'Ebre, on the coast of Spain.

Oh, Catalonia, you have so much fantastic stuff to experience! The three days we spent with you wasn't nearly enough. Then again, I'm tired, much fatter, and still full from all the food and drink you plied us with. 

It was a time of awesome experiences and new friends we've met in the travel blogging world. The photos you see below are some of my choice ones, likely to show up on +The Opportunistic Travelers 's website in the coming days. But since you're such an awesome person for following me on Google+, you get a sneak preview! 

Terres de l'Ebre, on the coast of Spain.

Oh, Catalonia, you have so much fantastic stuff to experience! The three days we spent with you wasn't nearly enough. Then again, I'm tired, much fatter, and still full from all the food and drink you plied us with. 

It was a time of awesome experiences and new friends we've met in the travel blogging world. The photos you see below are some of my choice ones, likely to show up on +The Opportunistic Travelers 's website in the coming days. But since you're such an awesome person for following me on Google+, you get a sneak preview! ___

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2015-05-06 17:06:28 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Trip to the Musclarium.

As part of our post-TBEX trip, we were pampered (and by that i mean overfed) by the tourism board of Terres De l'Ebre in Catalunya, an autonomous region of Spain. 

Of the many gastronomical adventures they took us on was a sail boat ride out to eat these critters freshly plucked from the sea. And by "freshly", I mean as we watched. Fantastic!

Trip to the Musclarium.

As part of our post-TBEX trip, we were pampered (and by that i mean overfed) by the tourism board of Terres De l'Ebre in Catalunya, an autonomous region of Spain. 

Of the many gastronomical adventures they took us on was a sail boat ride out to eat these critters freshly plucked from the sea. And by "freshly", I mean as we watched. Fantastic!___

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2015-05-05 18:29:48 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

You shuck, I suck.

Eating the freshest oysters ever at Musclarium in San Carlos de la Rápita, Spain.

You shuck, I suck.

Eating the freshest oysters ever at Musclarium in San Carlos de la Rápita, Spain.___

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2015-05-04 20:45:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Opportunity often smiles on us, this time in the form of a craft beer festival that just happened to be going on during our visit to Costa Brava. Of course we went, made fast friends, and got into some antics.

We've decided that all craft beer festivals must take place in Costa Brava from now on, or at least on some gorgeous beach like this. Fantastic!

Opportunity often smiles on us, this time in the form of a craft beer festival that just happened to be going on during our visit to Costa Brava. Of course we went, made fast friends, and got into some antics.

We've decided that all craft beer festivals must take place in Costa Brava from now on, or at least on some gorgeous beach like this. Fantastic!___

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2015-04-28 10:31:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Is this the first documented beer tour of Santiago de Compostela? No idea. But, we did it! 

Come For The Camino, Stay For The Cervexa!

A walking craft beer tour of Santiago de Compostela. We'll cover hidden beer bars, why Santiago is a craft beer Meccas, and share a beer tasting with our Galician friends. ___Is this the first documented beer tour of Santiago de Compostela? No idea. But, we did it! 

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2015-04-26 11:30:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Last night's Galician beer haul.

Well, three I picked up were Galician. My traveling companion managed to sneak in some continental stow-aways. 

#ShEvo   #Santiago   #Spain   #Galicia  

http://theopportunistictravelers.com 

Last night's Galician beer haul.

Well, three I picked up were Galician. My traveling companion managed to sneak in some continental stow-aways. 

#ShEvo   #Santiago   #Spain   #Galicia  

http://theopportunistictravelers.com ___

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2015-04-26 08:46:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Blending travel and audio storytelling.

Pictures, videos, and the written word are the primary way people capture their travel experiences. We do all of those, but our showcase product is a short, highly-produced piece of audio that tells the story of one small part of our journey. 

In the episode below, it's all about our arrival and first few days in Galicia in northern Spain. And odd place to visit if you're not on the Camino.

Blending travel and audio storytelling.

Pictures, videos, and the written word are the primary way people capture their travel experiences. We do all of those, but our showcase product is a short, highly-produced piece of audio that tells the story of one small part of our journey. 

In the episode below, it's all about our arrival and first few days in Galicia in northern Spain. And odd place to visit if you're not on the Camino.___

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2015-04-26 08:29:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Does the threat of illness keep you from traveling?

The bad news for those of us (read: me) traveling to the tropics is that there currently isn't a vaccine for malaria. That's not stopping me, but it likely stops others. Scientists are closing in on a vaccine, which could pave the way for more timid travelers to reach remote regions, for better or worse.

Do you worry about illnesses for which you have no immunity?

Scientists announce final trial results of the world’s most advanced malaria vaccine
The first malaria vaccine candidate (RTS,S/AS01) to reach phase 3 clinical testing is partially effective against clinical disease in young African children up to 4 years after vaccination, according to final trial data. The results suggest that the vaccine could prevent a substantial number of cases of clinical malaria, especially in areas of high transmission.

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=151970&CultureCode=en

#ScienceSunday   #Malaria   #StopMalaria   #Health   #Medicine  ___Does the threat of illness keep you from traveling?

The bad news for those of us (read: me) traveling to the tropics is that there currently isn't a vaccine for malaria. That's not stopping me, but it likely stops others. Scientists are closing in on a vaccine, which could pave the way for more timid travelers to reach remote regions, for better or worse.

Do you worry about illnesses for which you have no immunity?

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2015-04-24 21:12:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Compilation video to Santiago de Compostela!

Here's a quick trip from Brión to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Since we're 15 km away, it requires a bus ride, then a walk to get to where you' want to go. In our case it was a craft beer bar. We planned to go other places, but... craft beer bar!

Compilation video to Santiago de Compostela!

Here's a quick trip from Brión to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Since we're 15 km away, it requires a bus ride, then a walk to get to where you' want to go. In our case it was a craft beer bar. We planned to go other places, but... craft beer bar!___

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2015-04-22 08:30:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

As a travel blogger, I write. A lot. Luckily for me, I've a knack for writing and rarely see it as a chore.

But I'm also a creator of things -- not just words, but images, sounds, and sights. Some of those things I'm good at. Many of those things I am rubbish at. But I'm getting better, and I'm sticking with it. Because whatever it used to mean to be a travel blogger, it means something different today. Such is the nature of progress -- everything changes.

Sometimes, I'm literally out of ideas. But it passes. I know the ideas will keep coming. But I know that I can't force them out. So it's a good thing I don't have any deadline other than mine own.

It's good to be reminded that other creatives, like my good friend +Patrick McLean, also runs out of ideas. And he's way more talented than I am. As you read through his post, take... more »

As a travel blogger, I write. A lot. Luckily for me, I've a knack for writing and rarely see it as a chore.

But I'm also a creator of things -- not just words, but images, sounds, and sights. Some of those things I'm good at. Many of those things I am rubbish at. But I'm getting better, and I'm sticking with it. Because whatever it used to mean to be a travel blogger, it means something different today. Such is the nature of progress -- everything changes.

Sometimes, I'm literally out of ideas. But it passes. I know the ideas will keep coming. But I know that I can't force them out. So it's a good thing I don't have any deadline other than mine own.

It's good to be reminded that other creatives, like my good friend +Patrick McLean, also runs out of ideas. And he's way more talented than I am. As you read through his post, take solace in the fact that the struggles you face are the same struggles everyone faces when trying to get an idea to take shape. ___

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2015-04-21 14:02:52 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I'm in Galicia, Spain. I love it so much, I recorded this podcast just for you. If you're into travel, or just want to live vicariously through me, here' ~10 minutes of my last week. Enjoy!

Of borders, birthdays, and beautiful Galician craft beer!

Episode 16 of The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast is out!

http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/4/21/galicia-makes-a-great-first-impression

Our first week in Galicia -- northern Spain -- was outstanding. We made plenty of friends, stumbled across a protest, and managed to find the place with quality craft beer. Surprised? No, probably not.
This is the 16th episode of The Opportunistic Travelers Podcast!___I'm in Galicia, Spain. I love it so much, I recorded this podcast just for you. If you're into travel, or just want to live vicariously through me, here' ~10 minutes of my last week. Enjoy!

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2015-04-14 15:51:03 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I, for one, welcome our automated publishing overlords.

You should, too. My buddy +Gideon Rosenblatt posted this in a community focused on digital publishing. It's a worthy read for anyone generating content today. Bloggers. Podcasters. Social media mavens. You know... everyone.

This is a fairly in-depth look at the effects of automation in the publishing sector - with a particular focus on the impact on employment. The short version is that while employment for newspaper, book and magazine publishers is down considerably, employment for writers and editors is not. 

One of the key points in this article is that what's happened in the publishing sector isn't just about digitalization because digitalization is simply a means to an end, with that end being automation. 

I've a feeling people in this community will have some opinions about this piece, which would be great to hear. ___I, for one, welcome our automated publishing overlords.

You should, too. My buddy +Gideon Rosenblatt posted this in a community focused on digital publishing. It's a worthy read for anyone generating content today. Bloggers. Podcasters. Social media mavens. You know... everyone.

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2015-04-12 19:05:59 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Sheffield, in pics.

Man, I am terrible about sharing pics on Google+ these days. So, here's a dump of the choice ones from our trip to Sheffield. (And a couple from London.)

Maybe I'll do better in Spain?

Sheffield, in pics.

Man, I am terrible about sharing pics on Google+ these days. So, here's a dump of the choice ones from our trip to Sheffield. (And a couple from London.)

Maybe I'll do better in Spain?___

2015-04-09 20:37:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I think I just called a nobody...

... and it was mostly deserved. And if nothing else, it's a good reminder that, to many, you are what your Klout score is.

Today, I stumbled across a private opportunity to those of us in the travel blogging space. The offer was simple:

"We are excited to offer complimentary tours to bloggers traveling in [big city]."

Excellent news! I was traveling to [big city] in just a few short days, and I had a few hours to kill. While I'm not big on the tour scene, it might be a nice way to spend the time, rubbing shoulders with the industry and all. So I messaged the provider, and received a prompt reply:

"Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, your blog while very nice, doesn't meet our requirements for a complimentary tour."

:-(

Did I read the initial... more »

I think I just called a nobody...

... and it was mostly deserved. And if nothing else, it's a good reminder that, to many, you are what your Klout score is.

Today, I stumbled across a private opportunity to those of us in the travel blogging space. The offer was simple:

"We are excited to offer complimentary tours to bloggers traveling in [big city]."

Excellent news! I was traveling to [big city] in just a few short days, and I had a few hours to kill. While I'm not big on the tour scene, it might be a nice way to spend the time, rubbing shoulders with the industry and all. So I messaged the provider, and received a prompt reply:

"Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, your blog while very nice, doesn't meet our requirements for a complimentary tour."

:-(

Did I read the initial offer incorrectly? I mean, this was a closed offer to travel bloggers, posted in a forum where only pre-vetted people could see it. It's not like this was a Craigslist ad or anything. So I asked -- very nicely -- what requirements they were looking for. Not to game the system, but to understand why I didn't fit. 

He responded with "No trouble at all. We are looking for sites that have a strong social following and/or pagerank, medium DA and PA. Your site has no rankings really, and the social media following is low."

For those uninitiated in the arcane knowledge of [shudder] SEO, DA = "Domain Authority" and PA = "Page Authority". You only need know that higher = better, and brand new sites (like my newest project) start out very very low.

So... ouch. Here I am, a guy with his own Wikipedia page and over a million followers on Google+, and I'm relegated to plebe status. Ouch! It's a good thing I have a rock solid self image. :)

But back to my point: You are, to many or at least some, judged by stats. Keep that in mind, and make sure that building momentum is your first priority. You can make money later. Maybe. :)___

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2015-04-07 08:23:13 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Adding Pinterest to your social strategy?

For us, imagery is essential to our brand. Lucky for me, my wife is a travel photographer, so we've no shortage of images captured along our journey.

We've recently decided to launch a Pinterest page to help us build an audience and gain exposure. She' been a casual Pinner for years, so we decided to convert her moderately active personal account into a business account. It's still early, but we're getting people following us and repinning. Not much traffic back to our site, but that's not always our goal. That, and it's early.

I've attached an article by G+ Superwoman +Peg Fitzpatrick that talks briefly about the beginning steps of working with Pinterest. And if the opening stat of how long pins "live" compared to other social content doesn't grab you, read it again.
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How to Build Your Brand with Pinterest

Ready to stop the random pinning and get serious about building your brand on Pinterest? Let’s look at ways that you can turn your passions into actions and build your brand one pin at a time.

In this article I’ll share how to create a strong presence on Pinterest and create a visual brand that attracts your ideal audience. First let’s tackle WHY you should be on Pinterest and then we’ll look at the benefits of Pinterest.

Why your brand should be on Pinterest

Pinterest is a discovery engine where people get inspired, find ideas, and connect with you and your pins through shared ideas and visuals. When you create your Pinterest profile and boards, you’re building a visual portfolio of the things that you love and inspire you.

You can build a solid social media presence on Pinterest by creating a portfolio of Pinterest boards that:

• Share who you are
• Build your expertise
• Connect with others that share your passions
• Entertain
• Inspire

Read the article here: http://pegfitzpatrick.com/how-to-use-pinterest-to-build-a-loyal-following-for-your-brand/

#pinterest   #pinteresttips   #pinterestmarketing   #branding   #pinoftheday  

My notification circle received an update for the post. If you'd like to be added to the circle, please leave a comment below. Thanks!___Adding Pinterest to your social strategy?

For us, imagery is essential to our brand. Lucky for me, my wife is a travel photographer, so we've no shortage of images captured along our journey.

We've recently decided to launch a Pinterest page to help us build an audience and gain exposure. She' been a casual Pinner for years, so we decided to convert her moderately active personal account into a business account. It's still early, but we're getting people following us and repinning. Not much traffic back to our site, but that's not always our goal. That, and it's early.

I've attached an article by G+ Superwoman +Peg Fitzpatrick that talks briefly about the beginning steps of working with Pinterest. And if the opening stat of how long pins "live" compared to other social content doesn't grab you, read it again.

And if you're doing a good job Pinning, place a link to your Pinterest page in the comments! 

2015-04-04 09:22:18 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I've an odd problem with a recently sanitized Google+ community. Neither I nor anyone else can actually get to it, though it still shows up in searches.  

And by sanitized, I mean we (and by "we" I mean "I") removed all the old, spam-cluttered categories just a day before this happened. The timing is odd, and I need a little help, as we're trying to make it into a model travel community, rather than a link-dumping ground.

Anyone up who can get in touch with G+ peeps? I've received no notifications on why it's been disabled. I'm a mod, not the owner. Thanks in advance for raising the volume on this.

error loading information about the community

There was a problem getting information about the community.

Well this is new... To me, at least. Here's the short version: I've been getting that message for the last 24 hours trying to enter a community I moderate: http://goo.gl/EhlzE3

It still shows up in searches: "Travel Writers, Bloggers and Armchair Travellers", and I had someone who's not a mod (or even a member) try to access it: same problem. 

Here's the longer version: The community in question, like all of the travel blogging communities on G+ and most of the travel blogging communities/groups on any social property, was flooded with self-promotional spam and link litter. Surprise! 

The owner of the community asked for help in dealing with it, so I and a few others joined. And since my reputation for being a heavy-handed moderator is mostly deserved, you can imagine what I did. With full permission from the owner and consensus of the other mods (all of them new to moderating), we enacted a pretty harsh new rule set, confirming everything that was in the spam folder (oddly enough, I received many "thanks for letting me know about my spammy behavior, I'll get better" comments), creating new categories, and deleting those that were spam filled. This happened over a few weeks.

Now, two days after the big deleting of spammy categories, I can't get in. And from what I can see, no one can get in. The timing is suspect. I don't think  the owner banned me (and again, he was onboard with the change, but could have had second thoughts, I suppose) because the other account couldn't get in. I don't think he deleted the community, because it still shows on searches and, apparently, in the preview box below. So I'm left to surmise that removing a few thousand posts by deleting spam-filled categories, leaving a 8,000+ strong community with less than a dozen posts might have had bad effects. Which sucks, because it shouldn't. 

Thoughts and suggestions? Yes, I've already filled out the feedback form. We all know those rarely get answered. 

If I killed the community and it can't be recovered, then the silver lining is there's one less spam-pot out there. But it wasn't my intention, and I was looking forward to re-growing the community as an example of quality content. So... drat.___I've an odd problem with a recently sanitized Google+ community. Neither I nor anyone else can actually get to it, though it still shows up in searches.  

And by sanitized, I mean we (and by "we" I mean "I") removed all the old, spam-cluttered categories just a day before this happened. The timing is odd, and I need a little help, as we're trying to make it into a model travel community, rather than a link-dumping ground.

Anyone up who can get in touch with G+ peeps? I've received no notifications on why it's been disabled. I'm a mod, not the owner. Thanks in advance for raising the volume on this.

2015-04-04 05:27:35 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

error loading information about the community

There was a problem getting information about the community.

Well this is new... To me, at least. Here's the short version: I've been getting that message for the last 24 hours trying to enter a community I moderate: http://goo.gl/EhlzE3

It still shows up in searches: "Travel Writers, Bloggers and Armchair Travellers", and I had someone who's not a mod (or even a member) try to access it: same problem. 

Here's the longer version: The community in question, like all of the travel blogging communities on G+ and most of the travel blogging communities/groups on any social property, was flooded with self-promotional spam and link litter. Surprise! 

The owner of the community asked for help in dealing with it, so I and a few others joined. And since my reputation for being ah... more »

error loading information about the community

There was a problem getting information about the community.

Well this is new... To me, at least. Here's the short version: I've been getting that message for the last 24 hours trying to enter a community I moderate: http://goo.gl/EhlzE3

It still shows up in searches: "Travel Writers, Bloggers and Armchair Travellers", and I had someone who's not a mod (or even a member) try to access it: same problem. 

Here's the longer version: The community in question, like all of the travel blogging communities on G+ and most of the travel blogging communities/groups on any social property, was flooded with self-promotional spam and link litter. Surprise! 

The owner of the community asked for help in dealing with it, so I and a few others joined. And since my reputation for being a heavy-handed moderator is mostly deserved, you can imagine what I did. With full permission from the owner and consensus of the other mods (all of them new to moderating), we enacted a pretty harsh new rule set, confirming everything that was in the spam folder (oddly enough, I received many "thanks for letting me know about my spammy behavior, I'll get better" comments), creating new categories, and deleting those that were spam filled. This happened over a few weeks.

Now, two days after the big deleting of spammy categories, I can't get in. And from what I can see, no one can get in. The timing is suspect. I don't think  the owner banned me (and again, he was onboard with the change, but could have had second thoughts, I suppose) because the other account couldn't get in. I don't think he deleted the community, because it still shows on searches and, apparently, in the preview box below. So I'm left to surmise that removing a few thousand posts by deleting spam-filled categories, leaving a 8,000+ strong community with less than a dozen posts might have had bad effects. Which sucks, because it shouldn't. 

Thoughts and suggestions? Yes, I've already filled out the feedback form. We all know those rarely get answered. 

If I killed the community and it can't be recovered, then the silver lining is there's one less spam-pot out there. But it wasn't my intention, and I was looking forward to re-growing the community as an example of quality content. So... drat.___

2015-04-02 07:08:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Welcome to the new and improved community, travel writers!

Please remember the 1st rule: Post engaging content!

We've done a little (OK, a lot) of housecleaning to rid of all the self-promoting link dumps and rolled out brand new categories. Yes, we can add more, but please see Rule #1. 

Here's to the bright new world of helping each other!

Welcome to the new and improved community, travel writers!

Please remember the 1st rule: Post engaging content!

We've done a little (OK, a lot) of housecleaning to rid of all the self-promoting link dumps and rolled out brand new categories. Yes, we can add more, but please see Rule #1. 

Here's to the bright new world of helping each other!___

2015-03-31 18:48:06 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Squarespace and Stitcher issue fixed!

I've no idea which developer fixed the code (I had support tickets in with both, but neither emailed me) but I was able to successfully submit my Squarespace-generated RSS feed to Stitcher! 

Here's the beginning of the saga, for those who say "no, it's always worked", because no, it hasn't. 

http://answers.squarespace.com/questions/66291/how-can-we-get-squarespace-to-actually-support-podcasting

But hey, it works now, so I'm happy I didn't use one of the various hacks or workarounds. 

Squarespace and Stitcher issue fixed!

I've no idea which developer fixed the code (I had support tickets in with both, but neither emailed me) but I was able to successfully submit my Squarespace-generated RSS feed to Stitcher! 

Here's the beginning of the saga, for those who say "no, it's always worked", because no, it hasn't. 

http://answers.squarespace.com/questions/66291/how-can-we-get-squarespace-to-actually-support-podcasting

But hey, it works now, so I'm happy I didn't use one of the various hacks or workarounds. ___

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2015-03-31 09:17:14 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

The Real Problem With Spam-Clogged Travel GPCs: YOU!

(I know, I know... This little rant of mine isn't isolated to Google+ Communities for travel bloggers. And it's certainly not going to change the behavior of idiotic and/or clueless marketers. But with luck, it might just surface better communities I'm unaware of, or at least some kindred spirits?)

WTF is it so hard to keep the spam out GPCs for travel bloggers? In the last week I've explored 20+ of them, and they're all laden with "I HAVE MADE BLOG POST!" updates. No real discussions. No people helping people. No sharing of valuable information. No chance to connect with a fellow travel blogger. No sage advice for neophytes. It's just spammy, self-serving link-litter.

So... why do you belong to a spammy GPC? Sure, it's easy to join these communities. But it's every... more »

The Real Problem With Spam-Clogged Travel GPCs: YOU!

(I know, I know... This little rant of mine isn't isolated to Google+ Communities for travel bloggers. And it's certainly not going to change the behavior of idiotic and/or clueless marketers. But with luck, it might just surface better communities I'm unaware of, or at least some kindred spirits?)

WTF is it so hard to keep the spam out GPCs for travel bloggers? In the last week I've explored 20+ of them, and they're all laden with "I HAVE MADE BLOG POST!" updates. No real discussions. No people helping people. No sharing of valuable information. No chance to connect with a fellow travel blogger. No sage advice for neophytes. It's just spammy, self-serving link-litter.

So... why do you belong to a spammy GPC? Sure, it's easy to join these communities. But it's every bit as easy to leave crappy communities. If you want Google+ -- or any (all) network plagued with spam-clogged groups/communities -- to get better, you need to take action.

Right now, before you do anything else, go to your Communities page. Here, I'll give you the link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities Go through your communities -- all of them -- and click on the name. If the first page is little but "I TYPED THIS JUST FOR TEH EVERYONES!" posts one after the other: leave it!

Your passive membership is an active vote of support for spam. Your membership increases the relevance of spam-strewn landscape. You, in effect, are responsible for perpetuating spammy behavior just because you have an inactive membership.

So stop it. Seriously. Do it today.

(And re-read my initial paragraph before pointing out the Quixotic nature of this missive. And yes, I posted almost the exact same thing to LinkedIn. Deal with it.)

Photo via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/7bYZYR___

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2015-03-31 07:43:21 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Oh! Science backs up our decision to sell everything and travel the world for awhile. Or forever.

Science says travel beats things! 

We're not ones to sing Kumbaya by the fire or preach the virtues of living the stuff-free life. But when good science comes along to validate what we're doing, we're damn sure going to share it!___Oh! Science backs up our decision to sell everything and travel the world for awhile. Or forever.

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2015-03-28 17:51:04 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

If you love cheese, rain, and castles (what?), check out the latest episode of TOTs, featuring +Matthew Turner!

And (again) I've tweaked the audio. Which I'll probably continue to do. Ah, the quest for perfection.

Link to the shownotes and such: http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/3/28/beyond-bad-food-and-worse-weather

Cheers from England!

In the event you prefer to listen to audio on The Plus than your podcatcher of choice... here's the thirteenth episode of our show.

(Pssst, audio geeks! How does this one compare to last week's show? We're continuing to tweak the audio. Feedback would be made of awesome!)

Cheers from England!___If you love cheese, rain, and castles (what?), check out the latest episode of TOTs, featuring +Matthew Turner!

And (again) I've tweaked the audio. Which I'll probably continue to do. Ah, the quest for perfection.

Link to the shownotes and such: http://www.theopportunistictravelers.com/blog/2015/3/28/beyond-bad-food-and-worse-weather

Cheers from England!

2015-03-27 18:08:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Internet access in Galicia, Spain?

In a couple weeks, we take The Opportunistic Travelers (that's us) down to Galicia, just outside of Santiago de Compostela for about a month. We're staying in a flat with no internet connection, and I don't believe this sleepy little hamlet has community wifi enabled. 

I really don't want to tether my phone, as the data plan isn't all that fast. We have videos to upload, podcasts to edit... I need something faster than what T-Mobile provides. 

Is a little mi-fi wireless hub what I need? Should I just try and find an electronics store when I get to Santiago and buy one? Or should I look for a rental service, like the ones that hotels use for travelers who want more than the crappy hotel wifi? Who has the solution?

Internet access in Galicia, Spain?

In a couple weeks, we take The Opportunistic Travelers (that's us) down to Galicia, just outside of Santiago de Compostela for about a month. We're staying in a flat with no internet connection, and I don't believe this sleepy little hamlet has community wifi enabled. 

I really don't want to tether my phone, as the data plan isn't all that fast. We have videos to upload, podcasts to edit... I need something faster than what T-Mobile provides. 

Is a little mi-fi wireless hub what I need? Should I just try and find an electronics store when I get to Santiago and buy one? Or should I look for a rental service, like the ones that hotels use for travelers who want more than the crappy hotel wifi? Who has the solution?___

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2015-03-27 08:39:48 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

OK, I've screamed long enough. How about a nice guffaw instead? Yeah. That works.

(Oh, and have you checked out http://TheOpportunisticTraveler.com yet? We're just getting started on the new G+ page, too: http://goo.gl/Eqr3oj )

OK, I've screamed long enough. How about a nice guffaw instead? Yeah. That works.

(Oh, and have you checked out http://TheOpportunisticTraveler.com yet? We're just getting started on the new G+ page, too: http://goo.gl/Eqr3oj )___

2015-03-27 08:32:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Living off USB power.

Traveling internationally, we never have enough converters/adaptors to power all of our devices at once. And even though most of our devices can take USB power, we're limited by the number of ports we have on our laptops.

Or are we? 

As it turns out, we were completely forgetting that USB ports are pretty standard in TVs, DVDs, game consoles and other entertainment devices you'll likely find in most hotels or house sitting assignments. 

So the next time you're struggling for power, see if there's an unused USB port nearby, other than the one in your computer.

Cheers from Sheffield, England (for now!)

Living off USB power.

Traveling internationally, we never have enough converters/adaptors to power all of our devices at once. And even though most of our devices can take USB power, we're limited by the number of ports we have on our laptops.

Or are we? 

As it turns out, we were completely forgetting that USB ports are pretty standard in TVs, DVDs, game consoles and other entertainment devices you'll likely find in most hotels or house sitting assignments. 

So the next time you're struggling for power, see if there's an unused USB port nearby, other than the one in your computer.

Cheers from Sheffield, England (for now!)___

2015-03-26 08:15:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So other than the obviously spammy and worthless (yes, I said worthless) practice of dumping links on every travel group and community that will let you, what are some tactics successful travel bloggers are using to build their audience? 

I'm no stranger to the online marketing space, with well over a decade of experience. I speak with some authority to the statement above. However, I'm new to the travel writing space and am genuinely curious what tactics and strategies successful travel bloggers have used when they were just starting out. 

So other than the obviously spammy and worthless (yes, I said worthless) practice of dumping links on every travel group and community that will let you, what are some tactics successful travel bloggers are using to build their audience? 

I'm no stranger to the online marketing space, with well over a decade of experience. I speak with some authority to the statement above. However, I'm new to the travel writing space and am genuinely curious what tactics and strategies successful travel bloggers have used when they were just starting out. ___

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2015-03-24 18:32:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

An outstanding day in York! Thanks to our gracious host and tour guide Matthew Turner!

#ShEvo :http://shevo.wtf

An outstanding day in York! Thanks to our gracious host and tour guide Matthew Turner!

#ShEvo :http://shevo.wtf___

2015-03-23 13:03:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It's time to delete the old categories.

At least I think so. +Sammy Corfield? This is still your community, and I don't want to make that move without your express say-so. I know you're not always able to get connected, so I'll wait for your reply before I make it happen.

It's time to delete the old categories.

At least I think so. +Sammy Corfield? This is still your community, and I don't want to make that move without your express say-so. I know you're not always able to get connected, so I'll wait for your reply before I make it happen.___

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2015-03-23 11:32:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Jodrell Discovery Center says hi!

#ShEvo   #Knutsford   #England  http://shevo.wtf

Jodrell Discovery Center says hi!

#ShEvo   #Knutsford   #England  http://shevo.wtf___

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2015-03-22 15:51:58 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

A proper cheese board and pint. Just as the gods intended.

#ShEvo #Manchester #England

A proper cheese board and pint. Just as the gods intended.

#ShEvo #Manchester #England___

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2015-03-22 07:53:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Who's going to TBEX Europe 2015 in Costa Brava?

My wife and I will be there as attendees, soaking up as much knowledge and making as many new contacts as we can in the travel writing world. I'd love to meed members -- active or otherwise -- from this community while we're there. 

http://tbexcon.com/2015-europe/

Comment on this thread if you're going!

Who's going to TBEX Europe 2015 in Costa Brava?

My wife and I will be there as attendees, soaking up as much knowledge and making as many new contacts as we can in the travel writing world. I'd love to meed members -- active or otherwise -- from this community while we're there. 

http://tbexcon.com/2015-europe/

Comment on this thread if you're going!___

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2015-03-21 15:41:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

We were here today. Amazing what we stumble across on our journey. I shoulda had +Philip Plait ask for press passes for us. +Buzz Aldrin and +Brian Cox were broadcasting a few days ahead of the eclipse from here, 3 miles from where we're staying. 

We were here today. Amazing what we stumble across on our journey. I shoulda had +Philip Plait ask for press passes for us. +Buzz Aldrin and +Brian Cox were broadcasting a few days ahead of the eclipse from here, 3 miles from where we're staying. ___

2015-03-21 11:41:25 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Should money matter?

My wife and I are relatively new to the travel writing  space, but already people are asking us how we're monetizing our podcast, blog, videos, pictures etc. I've told all of them a variation on this theme:

New travel blogs that focus on profit early are doomed to fail.

That's paraphrased from startup land, where startups are often admonished to ignore revenue at the front in favor of gaining momentum. In this space, momentum means more listens, readers, viewers... more people consuming and talking about your content. 

At least that's my take, and where we're focused: Building quality content that people want to consume. So far, it's working. Our subscriber numbers go up week after week. We're getting interviews and invitations, so the word is spreading. 

Eventually, we'll think aboutma... more »

Should money matter?

My wife and I are relatively new to the travel writing  space, but already people are asking us how we're monetizing our podcast, blog, videos, pictures etc. I've told all of them a variation on this theme:

New travel blogs that focus on profit early are doomed to fail.

That's paraphrased from startup land, where startups are often admonished to ignore revenue at the front in favor of gaining momentum. In this space, momentum means more listens, readers, viewers... more people consuming and talking about your content. 

At least that's my take, and where we're focused: Building quality content that people want to consume. So far, it's working. Our subscriber numbers go up week after week. We're getting interviews and invitations, so the word is spreading. 

Eventually, we'll think about making a living. But that come later. At least for us.

For those who are seeing a sizable portion of their income come through their travel writing, does this approach seem right to you? Or are we nuts? ___

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2015-03-21 11:28:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

WANT! This would make capturing The Opportunistic Travelers audio and video so, so much easier.

Maybe I should post a new milestone or goal on our Patreon page?

WANT! This would make capturing The Opportunistic Travelers audio and video so, so much easier.

Maybe I should post a new milestone or goal on our Patreon page?___

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2015-03-20 11:54:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

England Eclipse 2015.

The clouds broke just long enough in #Knutsford  for us to enjoy the eclipse. We didn't have our welding glass with us, so had to settle for the standard pinhole camera. Which works well enough.

Here's what you missed, those of you who aren't in northern Europe!

England Eclipse 2015.

The clouds broke just long enough in #Knutsford  for us to enjoy the eclipse. We didn't have our welding glass with us, so had to settle for the standard pinhole camera. Which works well enough.

Here's what you missed, those of you who aren't in northern Europe!___

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2015-03-20 08:30:45 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Bah. These pesky clouds are harshing my mellow right now. Oh, England weather...

Bah. These pesky clouds are harshing my mellow right now. Oh, England weather...___

2015-03-18 18:00:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

New Categories - Your input needed!

In our efforts to increase engagement, we're going to completely redoing the category structure. Less is better in this case, but we're open to suggestions. Here's what we're thinking right now:

* Writing Critiques
* Building an Audience
* Making a Living
* Tips & Tricks
* Ask a Tech Geek
* Open Discussion

Please share your thoughts!

New Categories - Your input needed!

In our efforts to increase engagement, we're going to completely redoing the category structure. Less is better in this case, but we're open to suggestions. Here's what we're thinking right now:

* Writing Critiques
* Building an Audience
* Making a Living
* Tips & Tricks
* Ask a Tech Geek
* Open Discussion

Please share your thoughts!___

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2015-03-17 22:27:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Greetings from the White Nancy

Greetings from the White Nancy___

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2015-03-17 21:33:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Greetings from the Rolls Royce dealership!

Greetings from the Rolls Royce dealership!___

2015-03-17 17:20:35 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Increasing Engagement - The Soft Reboot Option

By my very unscientific study, some 90%+ of the posts shared in this GPC are what Google calls thin content. Links off to another website, with a sentence or two -- if any -- of explanation. Those types of posts do not foster engagement and are, according to Google's testing, not the sort of content that humans wish to interact with. 

Our community is filled with it. And because of that, the value of this community beyond being a part of link-building campaigns is questionable. Is the content linked to via the thin content valuable? Without doubt. But that's not at issue. What is at issue is the posts made on Google+. That's what we need to change.

The trouble is that our reputation precedes us. Asking new posters to adhere to the standards we're now asking for seems arbitrary, and we'll... more »

Increasing Engagement - The Soft Reboot Option

By my very unscientific study, some 90%+ of the posts shared in this GPC are what Google calls thin content. Links off to another website, with a sentence or two -- if any -- of explanation. Those types of posts do not foster engagement and are, according to Google's testing, not the sort of content that humans wish to interact with. 

Our community is filled with it. And because of that, the value of this community beyond being a part of link-building campaigns is questionable. Is the content linked to via the thin content valuable? Without doubt. But that's not at issue. What is at issue is the posts made on Google+. That's what we need to change.

The trouble is that our reputation precedes us. Asking new posters to adhere to the standards we're now asking for seems arbitrary, and we'll continually get people who say "but it was OK before!" as they appeal their case. Going through the tens of thousands of posts and removing (not deleting, which we cannot due) those that run afoul of our new guidelines isn't realistic. There are too many.

My radical idea - The Soft Reboot

It's a three-step process:

1) We, the moderators and the owner of this community, agree on a list of brand new categories that we'll launch with. One thing I've learned as a co-moderator of the Community Moderators GPC is this: less is more. The more specific you can make a community -- and that means less categories -- the better. So we all five decide on the 3-5 categories we'd like to see moving forward. We can do that in the comments.

2) Once those new categories are in place, we, the five mods and one owner, need to be committed to filling those categories with good and engaging content. Yes. We have to do it. Not only to act as an example, but to be good stewards of the community. Daily posting by one of us (or more) should be the rule. Keep that in mind when you're suggesting new categories in the comments. Oh, and we're ruthless  in our moderation of these categories. I'd love to see other members start posting in here. The quicker, the better. But we cannot let anyone slide in the new categories. Moderation filters on full alert!

3) Once those two have been enacted ... we delete all the old categories. All of them. This will effectively remove anything not on the new categories. The posts will not be deleted -- we can't do that. So anything originally shared will still be seen on the poster's profile, assuming they've allowed that. It's a quick process. But it's an unforgiving process. With the exception of what's in the new categories on #2, everything else will be wiped out, at least when viewed from this community.

The end result is a community of some 8,000 members with a small amount of spam-free content. Over time, it will grow. A post or two a day. Then dozens. Then, hopefully, if we've done a good job, much more.

Maybe. Or it could stop at a few per day. The risk is that some people -- or a lot of people -- get terribly pissed off and leave. Well... that's OK. Those are the people behaving in a manner counter to what Google is looking for and expecting out of community members. I'd rather have a smaller community with higher engagement than a community of 100,000 spammers. 

Thoughts? I'm specifically looking for feedback from +Mii Lake , +Nicola Stewart , +Ralph Lavelle, and +Sammy Corfield. But anyone can share their thoughts. Which is why I'm doing this in the open.___

2015-03-17 10:51:55 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Course-correcting a thin-content filled community.

I've recently agreed to co-moderate the Travel Writers, Bloggers and Armchair Travellers community, since that's the industry I find myself it. I've convinced (coerced?) the owner and the other two mods that things need to change. They've agreed and have adopted rules over there similar to what we have here (and I use on all of my communities.)

The trouble is this: The GPC is full of thin-content/link-litter posts. I'm already getting hate mail from the people with posts sitting in the flagged spam when I comment to tell them why it's rejected. Not surprisingly they're pointing to the tons of link litter saying "but why was it OK then and not now???" 

[sigh]

Going through all the old posts and deleting them is a fool's errand. It's 90%+ thin content and... more »

Course-correcting a thin-content filled community.

I've recently agreed to co-moderate the Travel Writers, Bloggers and Armchair Travellers community, since that's the industry I find myself it. I've convinced (coerced?) the owner and the other two mods that things need to change. They've agreed and have adopted rules over there similar to what we have here (and I use on all of my communities.)

The trouble is this: The GPC is full of thin-content/link-litter posts. I'm already getting hate mail from the people with posts sitting in the flagged spam when I comment to tell them why it's rejected. Not surprisingly they're pointing to the tons of link litter saying "but why was it OK then and not now???" 

[sigh]

Going through all the old posts and deleting them is a fool's errand. It's 90%+ thin content and link litter, on each and every category. So I have a novel thought.

Should I delete the categories? 

That should have the effect of removing the posts from the community, but not removing them from the owner's page. Then, once all (and I really think it's al) the categories are gone, I could create new categories -- perhaps the same, but likely more relevant and with name changes as to not confuse anyone -- and start policing hard that way.

Thoughts? It's a public community, so you're free to search for it and see what I'm up against. This seems like the easiest answer and a way that might help us look better pretty quickly. 

Let me know if I'm about to suggest something really, really stupid to my co-moderators. Anyone done it?___

2015-03-17 09:27:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I've agreed to be a moderator of another Community. Which makes me a glutton for punishment, as it's allowed thin, link-litter content for a very long time.

Here comes the hate mail as I try -- quixotically -- to improve behavior one post at a time.

But if we can build a useful travel-focused community here on the Plus, it'll be worth it, right?

#right


I've agreed to be a moderator of another Community. Which makes me a glutton for punishment, as it's allowed thin, link-litter content for a very long time.

Here comes the hate mail as I try -- quixotically -- to improve behavior one post at a time.

But if we can build a useful travel-focused community here on the Plus, it'll be worth it, right?

#right
___

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