My 79 New LinkedIn Connections

I received 79 new LinkedIn connections on Saturday. Before you congratulate me on my networking prowess– Before you pity me for having nothing better to do on a Saturday morning than send out LinkedIn invites– I had nothing to do with it. Rien. Nada....

The Latest Trend in Content Curation

There’s a new trend in content curation. People. This should be good news. One, we are people (and it’s useful to be valued). Two, it’s helpful for anyone who thinks that algorithms aren’t the secret sauce to world domination. For the...

Is LinkedIn the Anti Social Network?

Now we are 7. My blog turned seven on June 4, which means I’ve been blogging here since 2008. Which seems a long time, especially in digital years (which make dog years seem quaint). I wasn’t marking this passage of time–but LinkedIn was. At some...

When to Schedule Social Media Posts

I’m not a fan of automation. Automats? Big fan. Automated processes? Of course (where they make business sense). But automated posts? Not so much. The problem with automation in social media channels is that you end up with people and brands who are not active...

5 Tips for Building an Online Community

Last week’s #bufferchat was all about community. Specifically, chat participants talked about what it means to be a community, what makes a community strong, how to pick a platform, and how to get started. One of the questions dealt specifically with advice for...