I received this.


Is it my job to wonder how to fill in their (blank)? Read on:

Marc W.,

hi, I hope you’re doing great! I’m on a personal mission to grow my connections on LinkedIn, especially in the (industry). So even though we’re practically strangers, I’d love to connect with you. Have a great day!

Can’t you be more judicious when selecting an industry as you blast out connection requests?, he asked sarcastically.

Cut and paste 101 is not what LinkedIn is about.

You have a long way to go and a lot to learn to build/earn a reliable, nurturing connection group.


I can’t make this stuff up, folks.