I recently updated my Blogger profile to Google+ (G+) and I am still working out the kinks. I just participated in Club Scrap’s monthly blog hop and received an email from a reader who couldn’t respond to my “no-reply blogger” comment that I left on her blog. I also read a comment about the blog hop in the Club Scrap Community forum. The reader didn’t comment on three blogs because she was asked to join G+ and wasn’t comfortable doing that. I did some research on the Google/Blogger integration and this is what I discovered.
First of all, readers will need a G+ page or profile to comment on your blog if you have updated to G+. When you enable G+ comments, existing Blogger comments will stay on your blog. G+ Comments lets you bring the following conversations together in one place, right under your blog post:
- Comments made on your Blogger blog post
- Comments on the blog post that you’ve shared to G+
- Shared content on G+ that links to your blog post
Basically you are getting more bang for your buck because you can engage with more of your readers. So, joining G+ and enabling G+ comments on your blog is a win win situation.
I also found a solution to the “no-reply blogger” email address on Fluster Buster. That was an easy fix.
Since I already had the Google profile, I jumped in and made a page. I didn’t like the backgrounds on G+, so I made my own profile cover photo. Cypress North posted a “Guide to the New Google Plus Cover Photo Size, Inspiration & Tips” and provided .psd templates to download.
This is my new cover photo for my G+ profile page that I designed in Photoshop Elements…