+Daniel Treadwell is already famous on Google+ for creating some of the creative and useful offsite extensions for the social network. He’s the creator of Group/as, one of the larger Google+ group interest sites. He also developed the excellent Circle+ Chrome extension which lets you quickly add users to your Circles from other websites. His latest project, Minimali.se, aims to let you use Google+ AS your blog.
A while back several high profile users like Kevin Rose, Mike Elgan changed their primary domains to point directly to Google+. That prompted me to question Will Google+ Replace Blogging? While most developers are waiting for Google+ to provide API’s that will allow content to be pushed into Google+ from 3rd party tools/sites, Daniel took it the other direction and created a site that allows you to make a website based on your posts on Google+.
You can view Daniel’s Google+ posts, in a blog format, by going to http://www.minimali.se/. Additionally, you can view your own Google+ posts in blog format by visiting http://www.minimali.se/<Your Profile ID here>/. You can find your Google+ Profile ID by clicking your name or picture above your Stream. For instance, mine is 112915508949553064969 so my Minimali.se address would be http://www.minimali.se/112915508949553064969/. What you end up with is a site that pulls the data for you Minimali.se blog directly from your Google+ profile. You can even see all the comments made on your posts, stats on +1s, reshares, shared photographs and videos.
Apparently, demand for the site has taken off more than Daniel expected and he notes on his own post “If you experience any problems creating your own profile, check back the next day when the Google+ API quota has reset.”
This article was originally written for Plusheadlines where I’m a contributing writer. By the way, with the Circle+ Chrome extension you can add the entire Plusheadlines.com team to your Circles via our Group/as page!