Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Photograph of Some Roses From Huntington Gardens & a Google+ Question...



I took this photograph outside of Huntington Gardens.  They have these beautiful rose bushes lining the path to the entrance to the gardens.  Yesterday I went to their plant sale in search of some more native California plants that will hopefully attract more hummingbirds and butterflies to our garden.  We bought a few plants, I hope they make it (I'm not much of a gardener).

I've been wondering about Google+, what are your thoughts on it?  I also have a facebook page that is almost identical to my blog, but it gets more traffic.  I've heard facebook is planning on making it so that if you want your page entries to be seen at all, you have to pay for it.  Right now it's a little bit different than that.  Paying does help with greater visibility, but there is some visibility even if you don't pay.  I don't mind paying something for some of my posts, but not so much for certain types of posts like sketches or works in progress or photographs...  I've heard Google+ may be the next thing, any thoughts?

Thanks for your kind words on my headache, it has improved, I think it may have been the shifts in weather we were having...

8 comments:

Laurie M said...

beautiful blossoms, I'm on facebook, can't say I am a fan though, if I had to pay for facebook, I wouldn't use it, and thats just me being honest, lol,

Christine said...

Those roses are so pretty it makes my day! I don't use google+ but I noticed I can't comment on some google+ users if I am not on Google+ myself.

Margie said...

Lisa, the roses are gorgeous.

I don't know too much about Google+ but I am on it but do not use it much but I know a lot of people do and like it.

I did not know about Facebook making you pay.
Hope someone can help you.
Maybe Lorraine might be able to.

Glad the headaches are better.
Take care.
x

Lady Lilith said...

Love the photograph.
I agree with you about the paying. I just opened a facebook account but if they start charging, they I do not think it will be something I would be interested in.
For all of our sakes, I hope they will not start to charge.

Lorraine Renaud said...

Stunning photo, Facebook would have to pay me to go visit, gosh it's too, too much ...too many things I go in and out and if they'd ever ever ask me to pay for a post, I'd laugh them off my page in a second, I don't think I'm on right now but occasionally go. Facebook, not worth a penny. I hate google they ate my Picasa and everything is harder because google took over blogger. I wouldn't pay them either, I mean it all starts free until you're hooked and the cost awakens...don't bother and those roses are truly beautiful , I'M GLAD You're better Lisa Isabella

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Laurie, Christine, Margie, Lady Lilith, and Lorraine! I don't think facebook will be charging to visit, but they currently have an option to pay to promote your page which may become the principal way of getting visibility...

Lorraine Renaud said...

in that case it would be great for artists like you ...I guess I'll go back it and see if I can find you

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Lisa ;o) Love the roses ;o)
I am not on Facebook, but many of other artists have been trying to get me on to it.
I am not on Google + and to be honest with you, I don't want to be on it! I have heard some people like it, but I have heard more people don't like it. If you are on Google + for your blog and people like I don't have it, we can't comment.
All the best my friend ;o)