Monday, June 11, 2012

@SocialSprites Social Media Tip of the Week ~11.06.12

LinkedIn is an important social network. It’s a place to know and be known by others in your particular field. People think of it as a place for business professionals, but it’s for any professional, poets, writers, artists.

A great way to network on LinkedIn is via Groups. If you don’t find a group whose focus jibes with yours, create your own.

A few things to remember when joining a LinkedIn group:

1. Complete your profile. This is your calling card. It is how others will get to know you. If you don’t have much on it or you don’t have a picture it will be hard for others to take you seriously.

2. Read and follow the group’s rules. To the right near the top you’ll see a link to the group’s rules. Be sure to read them.

3. Promoting your work. Take note that there is a Promotions tab on groups. This takes you to where you can promote your work. Most groups don’t like promotions added to the discussion board.

4. Get involved. In order to get something out of a group you need to put in the time, you need to contribute.

Here are some LinkedIn groups for artists:

Here are some LinkedIn groups for writers and authors:

All of these social networks can be whatever you want them to be. Imagine then create it!

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  1. What a great idea--I have had an account there for a while but never really used it--

    1. I'm glad it was helpful. If you have any questions just ask. The more I know what you all need help with the more helpful these posts can be.

  2. Once again Joanne, thank you so very much for your timely information; especially on LinkedIn this time! Helped me to get a better grasp of it! Sincerely appreciated!

    Roger ☺

    1. You're welcome. If you have any other questions about LinkedIn as you use it more please feel free to ask. It helps me come up with ideas for posts. :-)

  3. You always come up with the best information. You are a wealth in the world of art.

    1. Thank you Susie. It's great if I can share what I know to help you all out.