Search out Widgets or Extensions
If you use Chrome as a Browser, the Chrome Webstore has a ton of helpful apps and tools you can use to enhance your Google+ Experience. Click here for a link to the Chrome Webstore and run a quick search for any Google+ related tools which may help you with photos, photo editing, sharing, connecting accounts, or link shortening.
A few sites that have been helpful in my own experiences are:
Widgets Plus: Helps you create a Google+ Profile Badge at: http://widgetsplus.com/
All My Plus: for Google+ Account & Profile Statistics at: http://www.allmyplus.com/
A few great blog articles for enhancing your Google+ Profile can be found on: