Google+ as your Blog (Concept using the G+ API) by Daniel Treadwell
The most interesting thing to be made with the Google+ API, although at the moment it is a proof-of-concept idea. What Daniel has created is a new visual front-end to display his Google+ posts in a familiar blog style. Plus, if you wanted to, you can try seeing your posts this way:
There has been a lot of talk by bloggers on Google+ about potentially moving a lot of their blogging across to this social media platform. Whilst there is (for some) a much more engaging audience here, it does not really double as a landing page for writers to onsell their services or to display talent (other than writing/photography). It is for this reason that most will probably still continue to post to their blog as well as Google+.
I know many are holding out for the API to allow writing directly to Google+ but this seems quite a while off based on comments made by Googlers. What I am showing you now is a concept where Google+ is used as your content management system, and your blog is a mirror of it. The site is still customisable in every way that a normal websites allows, yet it pulls all of it’s data for the blog from Google+ saving on rewriting/formatting. You can see all comments, and stats on +1s and reshares, shared photographs and video.
You can see my own public posts as a blog here:
Or see what your own blog would look like by putting your profile ID in the URL.
I’ve tried it, and it works very well … if you have uploaded the content to Google+. Videos are displayed at a good size, and pictures look great (if you have uploaded it). However, if you have just posted links, it won’t display any images that it would normally do (as in, a complimentary smaller image from the post / link you have shared). Also, you are presented with your real name (as is customary with Google+).
To find out more, you can see Daniel’s post here