LinkedIn made me internet famous for a day with my 11 Rules for Hugging at Work. That one post got me a gig on Huffington Post, has gotten me speaking gigs and has gotten me clients at HRU. My immediate reaction on the back channel to my close friends was “Holy Sh*t! This LinkedIn publishing thing is a game changer!”
Of course, my friends are smarter than me, and they said, slow down. It’s great if you an “LI Influencer”, because they promote your posts out to millions of potential readers. But, as they open the publishing ability out to everyone, let’s see what will happen.
I was in the first roll-out of 20,000. Now everyone and anyone can’t publish on LinkedIn. You know what? My friends are smart.
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog).
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.