Finding the right community for you
This is a fantastic post about choosing the right Google+ communities to join. If you choose carefully, you will find they enrich your life here on Google.
Originally shared by Robert Wallis
Communities can be really useful on GooglePLus.
There are communities around any and every topic. There are public and there are private communities. The linked community attached to this post is an example of a private community run around a common function.
There are a few things to keep in mind which will make your use of communities way better.
1 ▶ Join GOOD communities over “big” ones.
2 ▶ Don’t join multiple communities around the same topi: join the BEST one.
3 ▶ Communities should be a PART of the way you use GooglePlus.
Good – By this I mean only join communities which are well run.
When you are thinking of joining a community always take a look at who the moderators are and who the owner is. Are they active? When was the last time they posted in their community? What is their motive for running the community?
BEST – This is not a measure of size!
Often people will choose one community to join over another on the basis of SIZE. This is a terrible way to judge the value (to you) of a community. A community has value to you if it is active, if people are engaged. That is not directly related to the number of members: a smaller, well run, community will be much better than a huge community with one owner who is inactive and no longer uses GooglePlus.
Part – Communities should be a part of your GooglePlus strategy.
A good community, even a good public community is still a room. It is still posting into a space where only other community members can comment. So posting to a community is basically another way to limit exposure of the content you post there. So if you want some of your content to be seen by a greater number of people you’ll also need top post outside of communities, but not the same content … please!
See recommended communities from this link:
Though personally I prefer to use search to look for and find communities which interest me.