Have you ever received an email from someone and their signature block seems to run on forever with so many links that the signature is longer than the email itself? Do you do this yourself? Come on, it's okay to admit it, you're among friends.
Ah, the challenge online. How to appear that you fit in while also appearing to stand out from the crowd. We really work hard to think of just the right words to use to let others know how irresistibly awesome we are. It appears that many others believe they are as irresistible as we are and are using the exact same terms in their LinkedIn profiles.
Rod asks: "I see that I'm able to see some people's full LinkedIn profiles when clicking on their link, but when clicking on the link to my own profile, I see very little information. Do I need to have a paid membership to have everything visible"
I was a rabid frozen yogurt fan when it was all the rage in the 1980s. Then, like all good things I loved, it was sent out to pasture with my severely wide-legged pants, sweaters with shoulder pads and my Lionel Richie records*. The period of mourning has long since passed, but imagine my delight to see that frozen yogurt is now *in* once again. I was thrilled to see a new frozen yogurt shop open within walking distance of my home. OK, so it is wildly overpriced, but it's there and that's all that matters when I want a fix.
There have been many moments in my life as a parent where I considered locking my child in a closet. It would have been for her own safety, mind you. And, I would have let her out when she was, say 30 or so. I realized that I may have some legal entanglements to deal with along the way, but there were still those moments when I wondered...
If you're a professional or business person, you know you need to be using LinkedIn wisely, right? And, college students, that goes for you, too. If you don't know why it matters or know deep-down in the pit of your stomach that you're really not all that sure what to do with LinkedIn, then this is for you......
We all want to be found more easily online when our friends, potential clients and employers Google us. We've set up our LinkedIn profiles, started blogging, created websites, invited others to be our friends on Facebook and tweeted like crazy on Twitter. With all of these fragmented presences online, wouldn't it be nice to have a directory of all the places we can be found, plus the option to include our email address, phone number and tags which help the right people find us and get in touch?
Over the last few weeks, I have been inundated with holiday cards and greetings of all types. While this is typical at this time of year, this is the first time I received so many automated cards and emails, most of them from people I don't really know.
In the last post, you heard Chris Brogan describe how important having a blog can become in the quest to be found more readily online. Should you be thinking about taking the plunge, you'll want to be sure to watch this video first. Today, bestselling author Jennifer Kushell suggests taking the time to become familiar with what others are doing online before feeling the pressure to jump feel first into social media.
Holy Toledo, am I having a great time at BlogWorld! I'm exhausted, energized, and inspired. In my last post, I invited you to share your questions about blogs and blogging and promised that I'd seek out various bloggers to share their thoughts and advice. You certainly didn't disappoint! You sent your questions via Twitter, the AlmostSavvy Facebook page, and comments on my blog.