I’ve been on hiatus from blogging here at Linked Intelligence for a while. It was a combination of factors. First of all, I’ve been crazy busy with other projects. Secondly, I was burned out on trying to deal with all the BS moves by LinkedIn management. Thirdly, there’s the simple matter of ROI — was the time I invested in Linked Intelligence worth the benefit?
But I’ve decided it’s time to revitalize Linked Intelligence. For whatever issues I have with some of the decisions LinkedIn makes, it’s still by far the most useful networking tool both for me personally and for businesspeople, i.e., my clients, generally speaking.
It also seems that a whole new batch of people are discovering it, and thanks to Twitter, a bunch of them are discovering the super-incredibly-useful resource, 100+ Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn. Plus, more people have written more cool ideas about how to use LinkedIn, and I want to include them in the compilation.
Finally, there are potentially now more ways to monetize this (hey, just being honest). There are a couple of great products I’ve participated in, such as Jason Alba’s book, I’m on LinkedIn — Now What??, and (finally!) LinkedIn For Dummies. I’ll also soon have available the audio program I did with Joan Stewart on using LinkedIn to support your publicity campaign.
So if you’re new here, welcome. If you’re visiting again, welcome back.