Back in March 2012, we talked about musicians flocking to Google Plus and acting like it was a brand new uncharted territory for staking out their MySpace/Facebook like territories.
“We are all far too familiar with the constant barrage of “hey check out my shit! don’t forget to like me on facebook, and twitter, and please please please vote for me and buy my record and share my stuff with all of your friends 200 times a day – I’ll do the same for you,” bullshite.
G+ is full of it, too. Heck, before they even opened up for brand pages, it was already thick with musicians, doing the same old thing. A bunch of them got kicked out for it, and I say, “Hoorah!”
Well, there has been no slow-down. There’s been a lot of learning, but no slowdown. Google Plus is now the second largest social network on all the whole ding dang ball of interwebs, and every day more people pile on board. That’s great, mostly, ok, sort of…
It seems these folks have read one too many blog posts about why they should be “marketing” on Google Plus, or every freaking social channel for that matter. Somehow, in all their study, they skipped the part about not spamming.
Folks let me tell ya. If you think popping onto G+ and sharing the same crap posts you share to Facebook and Twitter is going to win you a bunch of new social media friends, you are dead wrong.
Google Plus is a different place – for now. Let’s keep it that way!
Don’t take me wrong…
There are fantastic groups doing huge things with and for musicians all over Plusdom, such as +John Voshell at +Artists in the Plus and Diane Cobb with “Let’s Talk About Music”.
Jessica Northey’s “CMChat” the largest show on Twitter is gaining a huge following by adding the Hangout On Air feature and taking the show to a whole new level of interaction with up to 9 live guests via video.
Artists, painters, musicians, writers, and designers are making 1,000′s of new friends and contacts and learning great new things every day. They are networking! Yes, I said it. That’s what +Joshua Smotherman and I have been trying to get through your head for the last 2 years – Can the Spam and Network!
But what do I know?
Are you a fan of music on the internet? Why don’t you tell us what you like to see from the musicians you follow and circle?
Musicians – what works for you? If you are using G+, how is it different for you?
Update, just now…
only minutes after I published this article, I got a Great post shared directly to me from some bee-autch I don’t know. Not just one, but Two, actually about 10 minutes apart. It’s pictured here at the right. I can tell you that the only thing this cat’s marketing got him was Blocked. Does this kind of thing work for you?