Ok so this is quite impressive – and I can only thank others for this as it's…

29 Sep 2011 admin In G+ Posts

Ok so this is quite impressive – and I can only thank others for this as it's up to others to add me to a circle…

1292 Days on Twitter – Never get replies to posts, very one way, total followers 1458

Less than 3 months on G+ and see for yourself….

Whoever says that G+ is dead or not a relevant Social platform is crazy…. As proven by me a normal stick in the mud.

It shows that interaction is key and people like conversation and in many cases a good argument…..

Clearly I do not need to maintain my Twitter acct…..

Not even sure what to say other than thanks to all that are following and make sure to let me know if you have questions….. happy to give back…..

Comments: 26

  1. David C. Brewster 29 Sep 2011 Reply


  2. Marc Jansen 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    It shows that interaction is key and people like conversation and in many cases a good argument….

    This has been my observation as well, and remains one of my favorite aspects of the culture here!

  3. Scott Detweiler 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    it also helps when we are in the modeling industry 🙂

  4. Ivan Yudhi 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki mind sharing your secret? I'm having trouble getting activities on my circles… maybe my content is not interesting enough?

  5. Scott Detweiler 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    some of it is that those of us that shoot models find people like to ogle our images, so we get instant traffic that way. but aside from that, I think just consistent posting and commenting on other's work helps a lot.

  6. Ivan Yudhi 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    right but how do people see your images in the first place? if you add them to your circles (and they don't circle you back), your posts will only go to 'Incoming' which mostly people won't even touch.

  7. Marc Jansen 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    Also, If I may, +Ivan Yudhi, a great many people won't bother circling people who have empty (or nearly-so) profile pages. In addition to the content you put out there, they'd really like to also get a glimpse of who you are.

  8. Brent Burzycki 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Ivan Yudhi I have no secrets… other than time dedicated to G+ and interacting with the community. People clearly pick up on that and I will admin that I have recently been shared in circles by some very connected people. Robert Scoble, Leo Leporte, Scott Jarvie etc.. but that all roots back to interaction and being helpful and tactically using my interaction time and sometimes inclusion in specific projects to help myself get noticed.

    I am somewhat outspoken – I know some like that and others do not…. I am also no BS – I like to say it how it is…. it is just me…. and I try just to be me here and I think that earns points.. I want to talk to real people here – not 3rd part profiles written by sheep….

    Its also why i started this new person project – Circle of One – when i do a quick interview with a under followed photographer to find out more about them and share them out to the world… I do not have massive followers like others but any little bit cannot hurt…

  9. Ivan Yudhi 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Marc Jansen thanks Marc… I will try to post more interesting content..

  10. Brent Burzycki 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Scott Detweiler Finding a niche to stand out from the crowd is important… I know personally I try not to just "post boobies" as I have been accused of… but that said i try to post the work I do and stir up a conversation also…..

    I like conversation – I like using my brain – conversation makes that possible…

  11. Mark Bienvenu 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    "Here's a picture of a girl" vs. THE GIRL. No comparison.

  12. Brent Burzycki 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Angel Figueroa I also highly suggest using the first line under the employment line in your profile to list what you do vs. who you work for….

    Here is an example:


    I just figured this out and it really helps me sort people into circles much faster… I wish everyone did it….. I do know others like to sort that way thou…

    So its about making it easy for people to legitimize you and then they will more than likely circle you…

  13. Marc Jansen 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    I only figured out that trick the other day myslf, +Brent Burzycki. I also wish everyone did that.

  14. Brent Burzycki 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Angel Figueroa Right but if I knew you were a Plumber and a photographer – you would be doubly as helpful to me….and I need a plumber on many of my posts… If you know what I mean….

  15. Brent Burzycki 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Marc Jansen I think I will change mine to be more like yours…. its much more descriptive….

  16. Marc Jansen 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    Seriously? Thanks! (I actually had to go look at it, because I'd already forgotten what I'd put!)

  17. Phil Thornton 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    I wish I had the same results. Granted, I'm not putting out that much content but I feel like I've been yelling into a well on G+ …. I still love it!

  18. Brent Burzycki 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Phil Thornton it is not as fun when yelling into a well…. I will agree…. Have you thought about joining up with the photo critique group …..

  19. Jason Nalley 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki how do you join said group(s)? I am definitely up for a critique every now and then.

  20. Brent Burzycki 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Jason Nalley Easier now than ever just do not add too many people at once…there are circle add limits in place..

    Here here are all the details:


  21. Jason Nalley 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    Thanks a ton. I am assuming this "Error changing Circle membership" or whatever is says means I added too many people at once? Any idea how long I need to wait before I can add more? I only added 44 people (individually)… that doesn't seem like too many at once considering I added like 250 people to a single circle earlier via a circle share… Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

  22. Hugo Diaz 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki On the 'give back' column… Earlier today I posted something asking how do photographers decide to narrow down the colors in a shot (link below), like you did in the post after this one, the "sever years later" shot. Maybe you (and others) can take a look and give us 'average' folks some good criteria to follow? Thanks! https://plus.google.com/110811729614009320896/posts/Q2vGzQrLV4i

  23. Brent Burzycki 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Hugo Diaz happy too……..

    +Jason Nalley 12-24 hours is what I have had to wait….

  24. Jason Nalley 29 Sep 2011 Reply

    Thanks, both of you 🙂

  25. Ivan Yudhi 30 Sep 2011 Reply

    +Brent Burzycki +Marc Jansen +Angel Figueroa Thanks for all the suggestions. I never knew profile play a big part. I was always the reserved guy (maybe a bit paranoid) and always trying to minimize personal information on the social network. Heck I even deactivated my FB profile because I felt it's just too intrusive.

    But I'll consider overhauling my profile page.. and continue posting interesting photos/content of course 🙂

  26. Marc Jansen 30 Sep 2011 Reply

    Actually, go take a closer look at my profile, +Ivan Yudhi . You'll see that while I tell you a lot about what interests me, I don't actually give away any useful information about myself.

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