I do receive comments on my blog posts, but not quite so many as the messages back to me on this topic. For the record, I appreciate the feedback, because it can get somewhat lonely posting every day, but I am not complaining.

This topic was risky for me and I anticipated some commentary.

ICYMI last week: https://connect2collaborate.com/2021/10/14/are-business-cards-a-pandemic-relic/ on this blog and https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6854385384286154752/ on LinkedIn.}

That’s a good thing and I encourage more of this type of repartee. And the pivot:

Just like me, you can be provocative with new ideas on your Linkedin posts and await the reverb.

Or better, as a catalyst, you can ask for it by adding these types of comments to the end of your post (on any topic):

  • What do you think?
  • Have you experienced this?
  • How have you handled this type of situation?
  • Who’s with me?
  • Where did I go wrong?
  • How would you handle this?
  • etc.

So if you read an article and want to share it, or if you have an opinion of your own or want to tap the collective wisdom of your connections, put it out there on LinkedIn.

Ask for comments, and comment back to make it a conversation.

LinkedIn is the global water cooler of business professionals, so let’s make the best use of it. Ask for input.