Thursday, July 7, 2011
Poets and Writers on Google Plus
UPDATE: There is a more comprehensive list over at Media Bistro. I am suspending updates to this post and referring you to head over there and comment.
Last weekish, Google released their new social network Google+ to the world. I jumped on the bandwagon and set up my profile that first day; I also invited a handful of friends before they quickly shut down invites. I friended some folks, but mostly I've get a lot of updates from people in technology: tech writers, Google employees, and my more tech-savvy friends. Since then, I've been scouring my friends's circles (networks) for more creative-poet-writer types who are already using Google+, though it seems my people are slow to jump into the mix.
The nice thing about Google+ is that you can choose what information to make public. I have some public info and I think it would be fun to share some of it with other creative people. I have been looking for a list of writers on Google+ and I found this article, but it's really more of a list of techy, social-networking junkies who have published books. Where is the list of poets, flash fiction writers, small press editors? Why can I find one? Where is my tribe?
I have decided to make my own list in the hopes that people will jump in here and share their info. If you are a writer, poet, indie mag editor, essayist, fiction writer, and/or overall literary kid with a Google+ profile, please leave your name and profile link in the comments. I will update this post as the comments come in. Here are the poets and writers who have joined in the fun so far.
Lisa Marie Basile
Crystal J. Hoffman
Sally Rosen Kindred
Mary Robinette Kowal
Christine Van Winkle
Don't know what Google+ is? Check out this demo and hopefully you can join the fun once they reopen invites.