It’s really cool!
My hope is this springboards me to more consist blogging.
I had an amazing time corresponding with so many people on my recent LinkedIn discussion. Currently it’s at just over 40,000 views. The topic was my decision to disconnect with unresponsive contacts.
I didn’t agree with a lot of things people were saying. There were a lot of comment like,
“Connect with anyone, you never know.”
There are arguments for that, but only to a point. I have 3,200 followers and nobody has offered me a $250,000/yr gig yet! 😀 Maybe some day right?
Some people said I was too sensitive 😰
Others said I shouldn’t expect a response at all. People are too busy or not on LinkedIn much. Some said they get too much email to reply.
Most people continued to skirt the issue of not replying to the email itself. It takes 30 seconds to say “thanks” with a quick note. People are not getting many personalized notes unless they have a massive following.
Some people said “good for me” -everyone should be more selective in who they connect with.
One of the best points that was brought up several times is,
“You need to know what you want out of LinkedIn. What are your expectations?”
This is a social network. People should be social. I’ve always answered emails that were not generic garbage, or spamming me.
Want to set yourself apart from the crowd who are trying to take shortcuts?
Reply, engage & care!
In case you missed the LinedIn post, Click here to be redirected to it.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend wherever you are!