Linking In to Linked In

I started posting on LinkedIn a few months ago. My posts here morphed into me wanting to share with a larger platform, which naturally for me was LinkedIn. I don’t use social media platforms such as FaceBook or Instagram, so LinkedIn was the winner. In the few months I have been posting, I have connected with some amazing people who share my same values and beliefs. I have had opportunities to be on several podcasts, to share my story, as well as learn about theirs. I have seen posts receive praise, and some receive little to no recognition. This is an enigma I have yet to crack the code to. While reflecting on these past few months, here are a few things I have learned about Linked In posting:

  1. Authenticity Rules: We are constantly dealing with imposter syndrome and trying to be someone we’re not. I appreciate posts that are authentic, especially my own.
  2. There are a lot of secret admirers: I spoke with a friend recently about this on his podcast. Posts will receive several hundred views, yet only one or two likes. If you read the post and like what you see, don’t be afraid to like it! This helps visibility and shares the message with others!
  3. Remember why you started posting in the first place: We are constantly surrounded by external stimuli and reinforcement. It’s easy to lose sight of why you started posting in the first place. I know for me I feel joy when a post receives high praise. And naturally feel down when one receives little recognition. This is NORMAL! Be mindful of your WHY, and if you are getting off track, take a step back and right the ship 🙂
  4. If anyone has cracked the code to how to write posts which receive high volume, let me know 🙂
  5. Be you, because you are awesome. OK OK OK. I know this sounds a lot like the first point. But there is a reason I put it on here twice. It’s okay to feel afraid of vulnerability… I was there too. The cool thing is the more I shared my story, the more free I felt. I share so many similarities with so many people. There’s a large community of us out there looking to share our stories. Feel free to begin sharing yours 🙂

I plan to continue posting for as long as I want to. And when I feel like I am getting off track, I will likely take some time off. That’s the beauty of all of this. We have the choice. Writing has been a form of therapy for me. I look forward to continuing to share my story with all 🙂

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