I have been having a good time playing around on Google +1 .... met some new folks, and have seen quite a few Active Rain bloggers there - and when I see an AR blogger, I add them to one of my Circles.
This little button links to my Google +1 Profile. Click on it and check it out!
I added the button to my signature on my AR blog and AR outside blog - see below. My Google profile merged right into my G +1 profile, when I joined +1, so there is only one profile.
Even if you are not using +1 yet, or maybe you never will ....
You still should have a Google Profile set up with your picture and contact info. At least. Better yet, add some search engine friendly keywords to your Google Profile with links to your AR blog, AR profile, website.
Google is going to be busting at the seams with profiles soon - so get a head start on that excellent SEO. Your Google profile will be very important very soon.
I think (hope) that AR will be adding the PLUS ONE Button option to our blogs.
In the meantime, my AR outside blog feeds onto one of my website pages, and I added the Plus 1 Button to that webpage. Now when my AR outside blog, the Mesquite NV Real Estate Blog comes up in searches, it has the +1 button on it. Cool!
But the button is not actually on my blog. Not sure why that works.
I am waiting for Debbie Gartner to figure this out for me - because, as far as G +1 stuff on Active Rain, Debbie is The Googe.
And if YOU are on G +1 - add your profile link in the comments so that I can add you to my AR Circle! :)