Today I was finally given access to the new LinkedIn publishing platform so that I start blogging with LinkedIn, and as a result published my first post on the new platform in the same day entitled “How Will YOU Use the LinkedIn Publishing Platform?” To all those who have asked me how they can apply to be an Influencer on LinkedIn, the answer is now clear: Share your expertise and let the LinkedIn community decide. (Note: Every LinkedIn user will be able to access the platform soon, and when you can, LinkedIn will send you an email telling you as such and a pencil icon will appear in your status update box that you press to start publishing on LinkedIn.)
If you have never blogged before, the LinkedIn publishing platform gives you an extremely way to share your story with the world. You don’t have to worry about signing up on another website or dealing with complex issues like launching your own website. Furthermore, the process of publishing was extremely intuitive and easy-to-understand. In other words, there is no excuse NOT to use the LinkedIn publishing platform.
The challenge becomes the following:
- If you have never blogged before but you want to improve your professional branding on LinkedIn, what should you blog about?
- As a company, how can you leverage this new publishing platform for your social media marketing, social selling, or employee advocacy efforts?
- If you are already a blogger or content creator, should you publish unique content on LinkedIn or … ?
The answers to all of these questions I have included in my first LinkedIn post. And, after you read this blog post, you will realize why I am not disclosing the answers in this blog post: I really want you to follow and engage with me both on my own website as well as within LinkedIn.
That should give you as good of hint as any as to how to use the new platform!
Please read my LinkedIn post and then tell me: How will YOU use the new publishing platform?