Interview with Sean Nelson, author of the Social Media sonar blog (formerly Linked Intuition) in which h talks about the 5 Steps to Thrive on LinkedIn.
The concept to this comic just popped into my head one day and here I am months later trying to see how I can use it to make a point or share some wisdom. Thoughts on the canned LinkedIn invitation.
When you limit your connections to only those that you know are you protecting your network or simply limiting opportunities? And how exactly are you protecting your network? Maybe it’s time to rethink your strategy.
Connecting is a contact sport. If you want to build your network you need to be active on LinkedIn, seek out others to connect, and utilize offline networking to meet others.
I write a lot about personalizing invitations when you wish to connect. It’s even more critical if you’re trying to connect to someone you don’t know. I didn’t know Ed, but after reading his invitation was there any doubt that I would connect?
With that title I probably violated several things that I recommend not doing (act professional, be careful of what you say and how you say it, etc.).
I stumbled on a blog that was titled “The Stupid Things People Do on LinkedIn”. The poster then proceeded to lash in to people that violated his perception of what LinkedIn should be and how people should behave on it. My first thought was relax it’s not your site. You’re just a another member. The second was that did this person realize that their post was part of their online brand.