Have you been using Google Plus One? It seems to be all the rage right now and for pretty good reason too.
I recently decided to try it out since my wife was using it and telling me all the great benefits of it. All she says is how much she just loved to find stuff on the Internet and Pintrest and save it for later, so she started playing with Google Plus One and can now find things while she searches and then share those with her friends and family. I like to think of it as a giant collection of stuff you wanna keep track of, that you can also share with friends, and also see what your friends like.
This is from their site itself:
+1 gets conversations going. Click the +1 button to give something your public stamp of approval. Then, if you want to share right away, add a comment and send it to the right circles on Google+.
The next time your friends and contacts search on Google, they could see your +1. You’ll help them find the best stuff on the web – and you might just start up another conversation!
So what kind of stuff can you put into Plus One? ANYTHING! My wife likes to go in and plus things that interest her, like anything that comes out of Oprah’s mouth, recipes, health articles, scrap booking, and anything related to Aerosmith. She also likes to go over crafts and ornaments and positive sayings that people have said as well. I just wish the recipes she shares were as good tasting as all the other people say they are, just don’t tell her that.
My kids have been using it to share games, tips and tricks for their school studies, their favorite TV shows, and music that they are into at the time. You know, stuff like Rihanna, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, and Ka$ha. I would much rather them spend more time on their school studies though, but they find tons of things that keep them interested which is nice over the weekends or when they really need to find something online and already have it shared and saved.
As for me, I haven’t been sharing too much. I like to keep my interest private, but I like to find and save anything related to keeping up my lawn and landscaping, as well as golf, web development, and grilling food on the BBQ. I found this awesome recipe for BBQ sauce the other day and how to prepare the meat for a festive Hawaiian BBQ and I am going to make sure I try it out next weekend. I also have found a ton of golf tips and trick as well as the perfect mix of grass seed and how to trim up my bushes the right way later in the fall as well. These tips alone will save me a couple hundred dollars that I do not have to pay someone else to teach me. As a matter of fact, I could probably teach other people with what I have found!