Looking for Love on G+

by Chloe Jeffreys · 6 comments

in Humor

I joined Google+ a few weeks ago, before it went public, and had such a fantastic time meeting interesting new people that I ran back to Facebook and told all my friends to join.

And many of you came.

And went.

The Hangout thing, which I could have predicted if they’d asked me, was a bust because  the truth is that all of us are sitting around our computers in our ratty pajamas and we don’t want people to know that. It’s the reason why the internet is so wonderful. We can have the illusion of all the social contact in the world while making next to no effort.

From the safety of my computer, I’m always sexy and cute and my hair always looks terrific. That’s the brand, baby. And you know we both prefer it this way.

After spending close to two hours getting ready for my last hangout, it was just that: my last hangout.

No thank you.

I’m sitting here right this very second in my ratty pajamas letting you think I’m fabulous (see photo above), and this is the way we’re going to keep it.

Now that all of you have flown back to Facebook’s ever-loving arms and gotten past your paranoid fear of the creeping scrolly thing on the side that broadcasts what your friends are saying to their mother-in-law, I’m left thinking G+ might end up a bust.

When I first joined G+ I was getting circled by some amazing people who I wouldn’t have had access to any other way. I got talked to once (maybe twice) by Chris Brogan for God’s sake. He watched my About Me video and told me he liked it. Publicly.

But those days are gone. Once G+ opened the floodgates to the public, those cool people were washed out of my stream.

Nowadays these are the people who are circling me:

Mustafa. He and I have a lot in common

How about this one?

Is this a real name parents in China are giving to their sons?

And my most recent favorite:


I blocked out his name because I sort of felt sorry for him. But I do have a message in case anyone here happens to recognize this hot piece of man flesh.

Dear Mr. Swagnificent,

I can tell that you are a man of the world. Sexy doesn’t even begin to describe all that is you. The sunglasses, the jaunty European scarf, the pants that fit your tight young ass. Wow! You are pretty damn sexy.

But, you might want to pick up your socks and put away the pink princess costume before you take your next Mr. Swagnificent Hot-Sex-On-A-Stick picture to post on the internet. Just a suggestion.

Love, Chloe

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Susan in the Boonies October 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

Who ARE these people encircling me? They are causing me angst.
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Birthblessed October 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

I tried to do Google +…. but it came at a really bad time in my life. I mean, really Google? Right at back-to-school and football season? Now if you had chosen January and February to start it, maybe you’d have had a chance.
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Chloe Jeffreys October 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Social Media is a lot of work and can be a huge time suck. I’m waiting now for the next new thing. I won’t wait as long because that’s were the interesting people are hanging out.


Robin October 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

[chuckling] Great advice to Mr. Swagnificent. I think he gets points for a fabulous name, though. :-)
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Missus Wookie October 18, 2011 at 10:06 am

Hmm – maybe he’s showing you can be sexy AND a happy family man? ;)

I love a wood fire too – dh doesn’t understand he says, but I also think he doesn’t want to have to chop, haul or stack wood.
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Julia October 18, 2011 at 9:16 am

But maybe he likes playing princess? Who are you to rain on his parade?! Sigh. I just don’t know what I will do with you.

Me? I never made it to G+. Life has been too nuts. I’ll just settle for letting you go and figure out the problems and then I’ll decide where to go later. Besides….my life as circles/Venn Diagrams/electron shell orbits just makes my head hurt.


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