Using LinkedIn Passively

Well – my lack of post last week gives me a good topic for this week – how LinkedIn works even when you’re not thinking about it.

Even without taking the time to login to the LinkedIn system to proactively search out contacts, make introduction requests, and pursue your own agenda, LinkedIn is still there for you.

Other members from the current pool of 38 million are searching, asking for introductions, and looking to make things happen.

Getting found

And as long as you make sure that you’re “findable”, “interesting”, and “available”, they’ll continue to seek you out. (even if you’re not active)

Not a 24×7 commitment

Nowhere in the rules does it say that you have to be logged into the system all the time – it’s ok to get in when you have a reason.  Just make sure that the profile and breadcrumbs you’ve left behind help interested members reach out to you.

New readers from Greenville

Part of my time was spent traveling and talking to folks in Greeneville, SC – it’s a great place and I’ll make sure that I get more time to look around on my next trip;-)

Readership made a bit of a jump when I suggested that they stay on top of things by getting the RSS or email feed through the link in the top right corner.

So even though I wasn’t active, people found me, updated their status, asked questions, and wanted to connect.  Sounds like a good thing to me.

To your continued success,

Steven Tylock