Boosting LinkedIn Bloggers

There’s a wonderful, almost magical energy generated sometimes when a group swings in to support a fresh idea from a group member. This is happening right now, over on the LinkedIn Bloggers group, where I’m a moderator.

Recently I came across a prolific blogger, Jim Stroud, one of the many recruiting industry high achievers interviewed by my colleague Bill Vick for the book we co-authored, Happy About LinkedIn for Recruiting. Happily for us and I hope for him, Jim “I recruit – therefore I am” Stroud has now joined LinkedIn Bloggers.

Yesterday Jim suggested to the group a concept he called a LinkedIn Bloggers Boost. The idea is that on a nominated day, everyone in the group – and at last count there were 391 members – will mention on their own blog a chosen blog from the group and link to them. We will mention at the same time what we are doing – transparency – and no doubt attract new members for LinkedIn Bloggers as well as hopefully having an interesting effect on the search engines.

Susan Reynolds has a nice post on the idea and its bigger implications, on her wonderfully named blog Case Notes from the Artsy-Asylum – yes, you must check it out (now).

For information on LinkedIn Bloggers and joining arrangements – no dollar charge but come ready to contribute ideas and interest – go here. Please note the need to provide a LinkedIn membership number or profile link, which is explained at the LinkedIn Bloggers site. LinkedIn basic membership is also free.

Anyway, we have all been given our first assignment, a nominated blog to mention and link to from our blogs on Wednesday, March 1st. Watch this space!

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About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.