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?
I do think it’s a bit weird when bloggers use their Linked In JUST for their blog. I have both professional and personal experience on there – which includes mine. I suppose that’s worked for me as my latest job was instigated with a Linked In conversation with my soon to be manager an my blog was a key selling point in to bagging the role.
Sarah Chong says
I’m at the point where I don’t believe anyone needs a Linkedin profile, ever, to be honest! :)
I do have my blog linked to my CV. My blog in my eyes is more of an additional hobby of mine. It does make sense to add it to your CV, to show off them transferable skills that you have gained.
That Fohr card looks interesting too!
Also I totally agree about the comment about just adding everyone for the sake of it. I think some people see it as a way of trying to get as many friends as they can, like on Facebook. I tend to be quite choosy as to who I connect with – lol!