Thursday, December 21, 2017

Taking a break from LinkedIn

During the next week, between Christmas and New Year's Day, I'm going to take a little break from LinkedIn. I had a goal of getting 500+ connections by the end of the year ('cause the "500+" looks nice on my profile) and I accomplished that.

During this week, I'm going to think about what I want to see in my LinkedIn News Feed. I'm getting too many "I hired this person even though they had a bad review" posts. Many of those, some of which are plagiarized and some are fictional, really don't help me.

In 2018, I'm going to follow all my connections that I unfollowed in 2017 and see what they're posting now. Then I will begin unfollowing people who either post things, "Like" things or comment on posts that I don't want to see. Let's see if the guy who posted daily, "There is no box" has found his box yet. I found it was fairly easy to get rid of the daily Cheddar posts which feature nice toys that I would never buy and were just promotions for a TV show that I never watch.

I would like to reach out to all of my connections, if only to ask, "How are things going in 2018?"

I'm tempted to finish this with "Do you agree?" but frankly, I'm not looking for approval. I just write things and let my readers decide whether it's relevant for them or not.

(Cross posted on my LinkedIn page.)

Monday, November 27, 2017