@craigmaloney I never got into G+. Mostly because I tried to use it like FB (its all linked to my personal email) but nobody that I knew started using it.
And when I started trying to use it more like G+ was being used like you described I found it too complicated, maybe because of G+changes and also too few people seemed to be into the communities joined.
I see ActivityPub though a possible micro-blogging mastodon though.
As a side note, your website doesn't seem to have a mobile friendly view.