Linkdin – LinkedIn……..

For the third time I thought I would look into LinkedIn –  www.linkedin.com/

Did I say third time?  It may be more.  I updated some things in my profile and scratched my head.  What?  What does all this mean?  I want to market myself and my blogging and other such things I do.  Google + is colorful and fun and I have a whopping big five people on there.  Facebook still rules and is still annoying, especially on my iPhone.  I get requests for LinkedIn – up until today I thought it was Linkdin – that just sets me off into giggles when I realized it was Linked-in.  Makes a little more sense now.

After spending about an hour trying to make myself look like I at least I am from an intelligent life-form I decided to google how to do this.  I actually put in LinkedIn for Dummies.  Yes, there is a book and I refused to buy it.  But further down the list was a www.youtube.com video from 2008.  Cool.  It’s free and I’ve learned a lot of things on youtube.  Things like cutting my own hair to working my new cell phone and now this!  Score!  After about one minute and 32 seconds into this video and wiping the drool from the corner of my mouth I realized it still doesn’t make a lot of sense.  I find the site un-appealing to an artist’s eyes.  Google + is pretty and colorful.  But I actually have more connections on LinkedIn.  Go figure.

So, true to my personality and my annoying persistent ways – I will not give up.  And I welcome comments in plain baby boomer language of what exactly LinkedIn will do for me. Please!

baby-boomers

Enjoy!

cate b

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6 Replies to “Linkdin – LinkedIn……..”

  1. hey cate! i totally get the same feeling with the whole Linkedin thingy…my whole family sent me requests and for what i don’t know!! yeah i’m on it…hahahaha…do i get it? NOPE! to me it’s pretty boring, nothing creative about it, it’s not for total right brained chicks at all…i’ll look for you…lmbo 🙂

  2. In my mostly uninformed opinion, I think Linked-in is for vocational networking– My husband does it. I stick to Facebook. That’s where I find all the pictures and news of my kids and all those nieces and nephews. All I can say is– Just keep blogging Cate because, I (& lots of other people) will be reading.

  3. I thought it was called Link-ed-in. That’s how I pronounce it in my head anyway. No, it makes no sense to me at all. If you want to link up professionally, I can see the point, but for writers? Family and friends? No point at all.

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