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Too Busy to Blog? Try LinkedIn Publishing

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We have a blog. Most businesses using social media successfully do. I will admit to sometimes taking a little break and not publishing content as often as we should. My latest reason (read excuse) is that I have just had a baby:)

Today, LinkedIn turned on new functionality on my profile: called Publishing. This nifty little tool allows me to post a mini blog to my LinkedIn profile. These posts can be searched, shared, commented on and followed. They have all the functionality of a blog. This great new feature will help you to establish yourself as a thought leader in your field, on the world’s largest professional networking site.

We did a little test run this morning and this is what it looks like. The functionality includes:

  • LinkedIn Publishing Post

    A LinkedIn Publishing Post

    Traditional desktop text editing tools like bold, italic, underline, strikethrough

  • Uploading an image
  • Formatting to create headings and highlighted text
  • Ability to hyperlink text
  • Like, comment and share features
  • Full social sharing capability to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn
  • Analytics and statistics of engagement

This is a great new feature for LinkedIn and we encourage you to try it out in your business!

If you need help getting your LinkedIn strategy sorted, we provide coaching in person or via webinar to help! Contact us today to talk about your social media support needs.