Third post in a series of three.
Since reading Andy Foote’s breaking news July 2nd about a LinkedIn connection’s new ability to unsubscribe from a post in the Notifications panel (thanks much, Andy!), I decided to do what I do best: research, read the concerns, and brainstorm for a solution or two. I wanted to read what the challenges were and what possible solutions were being offered.
The third and final post in this series addresses the complaints themselves. I’m all about educating and informing my base as to what I know and what I am continuing to learn. Complaints are great for bringing a problem to the surface for addressing, but from what I read over the past couple of days (and these posts went back at least a month or more), people complained but didn’t offer any solutions. Complaining is the easy road; the tougher road is brainstorming and thinking of a way to solve it. Here’s my thought:
SOLUTION: Educate people as to how often they should post on the new publishing platform, and what type of content most viewers would like to read. For example, one poster suggested people should post only once a week. Not a bad idea, as it may help bloggers/writers strategically craft posts they want their viewers to see, as well as when the posts should be published. I don’t think LinkedIn should necessarily adopt a publishing policy, but I do think LinkedIn should take the lead and create a Best Practices white sheet.
If you have any thoughts or suggestions, please post here or on my summary post. NOTE: I fully understand this is a major problem for many people, so please keep comments to a professional manner.
Be strategic. Be visible. Be found.