The Social Network Google+ does something all other other social media platforms don't - you can format your posts to include style. The following infographic provides some direction on how to do perform some basic formatting to help your posts stand out.
Summary of Google+ Formatting
In order to make any word(s) appear bold, enclose them with * like this: I want to make *these words* bold.
In order to make any word(s) appear italicised, enclose them with _ like this: I want to make _these words_ italic.