According to the news reports I read, Google is getting rid of Google Plus.
How will that affect this blog?
I think it mostly won't.
I don't use Google Plus for comments. I tried that briefly and I hated it.
I do post some of the new posts over to Google Plus. I used do that with all of them, but once they changed how +1s worked, it wasn't as helpful for me as a way to keep "score" and see which posts people really liked.
I haven't really browsed around on G+ much, either. Maybe not at all in the past 6-10 months or more.
What think will affect this blog:
- some people seem to track my posts by G+. You can't do that anymore once G+ goes.
- I won't have any place except this blog to advertise this blog. In other words, I'm not cross-posting anywhere so you see it here, see my blog on someone's blog, or you probably don't see it.
I'm not currently considering doing anything differently - I'll just wait and see how it goes. I won't really miss G+, but let's see if the lack of G+ drops my readership or means it is too difficult for new people to find me. If so, I may take action - I'm not sure yet what I'll do.