A few years ago I began publishing a weekly ham radio newsletter. It was comprised of opinions and links to things I found interesting or unusual in our hobby and was delivered via email. But after 18 months of weekly production, I shut it down because my job had become too demanding to continue meeting a regular deadline.
Not long after, I reprised the effort in the form of a Ham Radio Collection on Google+. That seems to work better because I can post as time permits without deadline pressure. And with the ability to include media and allow readers to add comments and discussion, the overall experience is much richer than the emailed letter.
It’s doing pretty well too.
With over 3,000 followers and more than 1.9 million views, it has eclipsed the newsletter audience and continues to grow rapidly.
You might not know it, but there are tens of thousands of radio amateurs immersed in the Google+ experience as it has evolved from a social network into an expansive collection of unique interests and communities.
Reports of the death of Google+ were greatly exaggerated — come take a look. No ads, no cost, no account required.