The first ten entries in the Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn Group Blogging Project are in! Plus more prizes!
- Scott Sehlhorst – LinkedIn as Resume 2.0
Appropriate that this should be the #1 entry, as I think it’s probably the #1 way people are using LinkedIn.
- Barbara Rozgonyi – Top 10 Ways to Quickly Becoming a Recognized Subject Matter Expert on LinkedIn
Great stuff – I even picked up a couple of new ideas here.
- F. John Reinke – Using LinkedIn to Create a Granfalloon
Don’t know what a “granfalloon” is? Don’t worry – he explains.
- Nathan Gilliatt – Unpredictable Benefits of LinkedIn
He starts it with one of my all-time favorite quotes from Louis Pasteur – “Chance favors the prepared mind.”
- Eric Mariacher – Grow Your Network While You Don’t Need It
Or, as the old saying goes, “Dig your well before you’re thirsty.”
- CarlenLea – Brush Up Your Resume
Here’s a cool idea – use LinkedIn to do research on your peers and competitors and get ideas for how you present yourself, as well as direction for your own professional development.
- Diane K. Danielson – Getting More Than Just Answers
This is such a great story – Diane tells how a question posted to LinkedIn Answers actually led to a collaboration.
- Andrew Shaindlin – Pros and Cons of LinkedIn for Alumni Groups
Andrew shares his first-hand experience of using LinkedIn to extend the reach of the Caltech Alumni Association.
- Eric Eggertson – Borrowing the Expertise of Others
Eric explains one of the major benefits of LinkedIn – being able to keep in touch with people without having to constantly update your address book.
- Brendon Connelly – LinkedIn a Box
Brendon reviews this cool little tool which gives an interactive view of your LinkedIn information – perfect for your blog, MySpace profile, etc.
All of the above will receive signed copies of Liz Ryan’s Happy About Online Networking and Andy Sernovitz’s Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, as well as be eligible for some of the other great prizes.
Speaking of prizes, there are a few prizes that either a) mysteriously didn’t make it from my inbox to the project announcement, or b) I didn’t receive the response quite in time to include it:
- A lifetime JibberJobber membership ($495) courtesy of Jason Alba
- 1 year of web hosting, 100 Meg with WordPress installed, plus domain registration ($289), from ACS Web Services, courtesy of Kathie Thomas.
- A copy of Shally Steckerl’s Advanced Everything Bundle ($65.97) – This includes the Advanced LinkedIn Cheatsheet, Advanced LinkedIn Networking, Advanced Google Cheatsheet and Advanced Windows Live Cheatsheet. He’s also going to through in the pre-release of his new Blog Search Cheatsheet.
- A signed copy of Wes Zimmerman’s The Perception of a Difference ($29.95), courtesy of Bill Austin
- A signed copy of Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Workweek ($19.95) – Check out my interview with Tim Ferriss over at About.com.
- A signed copy of Denise Berry’s Small Business Cash Flow ($19.95)
Lots of cool stuff up for grabs. You’ve just got today and tomorrow to get your posts in, so hurry up!