Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Has G+ Replaced Blogs and Boards as your Primary RPG/Gaming/OSR Keepinguponshit Resource?

I seem to spend more time on G+ than in the other places.  Seems the boards I used to go to were slowly replaced by my bloglist, and now my bloglist is being replaced by G+.  We all  still post to our blogs, but I've noticed that we usually post the link to the blogpost on G+, and most of the discussion about the blogpost happens on G+.  Anyone else notice this?

Which leads me to a second point which I'll re-iterate here---please only add me to your DnD/RPG/Sci-fi/Fantasy type circles on G+.  It's not that I don't love your cute cat pictures, or a detailed list of what you drank on spring break in 1997, but seriously...take the time to look before you post and don't just post to "public."  You have less chance of ending up in someone's "Cat People" circle that way.



  1. eh, my cat only appears when she is modeling my gaming books ;)

    i still primarily read blogs, as i find it easier to go back and read older posts there.

    g+ is great for the NOW, but blogs still can do the now, and excel with the BEFORE

  2. I joined G+ right away, but I find that I seldom even look at it anymore. It certainly hasn't replaced my blog roll.

  3. I read both but g+ posts have the lifespan of a sneeze.
    I think g+ is good for opinion, but blogs suit content - and I'd rather have the content.

  4. I think asking this question on a blog may preselect those who still use blogs to some degree, otherwise they wouldn't be here to read it. ;-)

  5. Not at all, in my case.

    I still prefer surfing the blog lists and always check them first.

  6. As ephemeral as blog posts may be, I find G+ to be doubly so. Lots of conversations at G+, useful for refining ideas "in the moment", but feels awfully impermanent.


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