The three main social media sites most bloggers use are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These platforms work well with the content that most genres create and produce and each network has its pros and cons.
Lately though, we’re seeing more and more bloggers signing up to LinkedIn – but is it necessary?
For those who don’t know, LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. It’s essentially an online CV where you can connect with people you’ve worked with in your career, and have them to provide recommendations about your work. It’s more useful in more technology based industries – you might not find it so useful in more service based industries.
Some bloggers find it useful to list the work they have done with brands – however sites like Fohr Card are much more suitable at handling that information.
If you already have a LinkedIn profile, then it might be useful to include your blog on there as a job – you work hard on your blog and it could also contribute to your income. It can also be a good thing to talk about in interviews. However, LinkedIn isn’t about adding as many people as possible to your network – they should be people you’ve at least had some contact with!
What do you think – is LinkedIn useful to bloggers?