Outdoor Blogger Get Together: This is the weekend four fantastic writing contest winners are stampeding into Montana for the Trout Unlimited Conservation/Fishing/Get-together!
When they find time between hanging out, fishing and eating, they’ll be writing in their blogs about their experiences. Be sure to keep up with the action by following along with all 4.
First up is Mike’s Gone Fishin’….Again. Except this time he’s fishing in Montana for trout instead of bass!
Next is the tailout. With the waters in Idaho flooding constantly all summer, I hope Travis finds a nice friendly stream in Montana!
And then there is Up the Poudre. I’m hoping Sanders catches a Brad Pitt type moment.
And lastly, we have Owl Jones. He’s made quite a journey across America and I hope this final destination is amazing for him.
I image Chris will also be blogging (right Chris?) from his blog Eat More Brook Trout. We shall all live vicariously through their fun and be happy for them without the slightest hint of jealousy. At least…that last part is the plan.
Outdoor Social Media: I’m keeping the OBN notes nice and short this week. So let’s hear some feedback about the new Google+. I’ve been saying for awhile, Google is going to rule the world and this looks like one more step in that direction.
I didn’t know anything about it until the Google+ adds emails started rolling into my Outdoorbloggernetwork@gmail.com account. At first I tried to pretend I didn’t see them, but they kept coming. Then one day I clicked on one to take a quick peek and ran away. Then a few days later I looked again (still in denial) and last night I finally resigned myself to joining in on what looked like fun community action.
The similarities between Google+ and Facebook are many, so I’m trying to figure out if I’ll be running two concurrent social media platforms now, mirroring each other, or what the differences really are. When I was just doing Facebook and Twitter, the two felt solidly different. So I’m currently in testing it out mode, but if the whole of people are going to use Google+ as well, then I know I’ll need to add this extra outlet to my daily rounds.
I’d love to hear what your thoughts are about it. Likes? Dislikes? Benefits?
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Rebecca and Joe