Here I am with enough on my mind to barely fill an update, much less create a whole post. Where do I go for ideas?
My favorite place is LinkedIn Groups. Second come newspapers and blogs. And now I state why, with no class or holding back: " There is always someone out there saying something stupid that I have an innate need to refute! (and also the expertise)" The controversy generates ideas and arguments and brings out the best of my writing abilities, as limited as they are. A well formed argument becomes a stand alone post for my LinkedIn Profile. Well written and complete, it can become a stand-alone post in the LinkedIN Group from where the idea came. Posted as a response to the original article, a well formed argument can generate views, reviews and a hearty discussion, bringing up the volume of views garnered by your profile and Social Media sites.
Why post in LinkedIN Groups? The articles are far reaching. Every group member, whether connected or not can see the post. -- and the posts are of natural interest to the group as you are of course, choosing a topic about your professional life that you are an expert on. Groups attract a diligent readership since the group filters topics for you and give you a starting point. They allow for comments and an exchange of ideas. Group discussions are by default, interesting to your connections since they are posts are about your working professional life and areas of expertise.
..... and a good post is no more than 300 words long - so how hard can this be?
#SocialMedia is about useful information exchange. #LinkedInGroups