Blogging, LinkedIn and why you should do more blogging

I must say, I’m having fun blogging and after the recent announcement from LinkedIn that they’re “retiring” Answers on LinkedIn, I’ll have more time to do it. It just goes to show you, even the social media sites are getting less social. Many LinkedIn users used Answers to get “help” on LinkedIn (sometimes they just received abuse from those that thought the forum was for their self promotion) and they typically got a response inside 20 minutes. Now they have to hunt down the “Help center”, I say hunt because it is hidden under “More” as was “answers”. The “Learning centre” has been placed under “Help” too. Since answers was hidden the numbers have dropped from around 250 a day to anywhere between 135 and 175 despite a growing user base. Did LinkedIn make the right decision? Time will tell, but I’m not hanging around, our site will be up and running by the end of the month for social media answers.

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