I like the fact that opportunities exist and LinkedIn provides a way to find or stumble upon them. My headlong dive into LinkedIn was in response to another member viewing my profile and deciding that I could help some of her clients.
Over the last year I’ve written a book about LinkedIn, written over 70 blog posts, presented numerous talks on LinkedIn, created a tool to grade your profile and presence on LinkedIn, and used LinkedIn to enhance my networking and grow my business. If I am to be considered a LinkedIn expert, I’m not your typical expert.
I try to read as many LinkedIn blogs each week. It’s getting harder as some of the best are disapearing. My favorite, LinkedIntelligence stopped posting on a regular basis about a month ago. MyPowerLinkedIn forum no longer covers linked in the same, as it was asked to stop using the word LinkedIn as part of the name. These are sites that talked and evangelized LinkedIn well before it was cool to the masses.
There are still a few that are worth reading…Imonlinkedinnowwhat, The Executives Guide to LinkedIn, The LinkedIn User’s Manual, and of course LinkedIn’s own blog.
A couple of weeks ago I connected with Chris Rollyson who writes the Executives Guide to LinkedIn and we had a phone conversation about what we were both doing with LinkedIn. Chris then emailed me to introduce me to Vincent Wright, saying we had to connect. I sat on the email for about a week […]