Why I Like LinkedIn

No, I’m not using LinkedIn for dozens of job offers or networking in that respect. Maybe someday it will be useful for me that way, but as I’m still young and virtually inexperienced, it’s not working wonders for me in that respect.

Despite what my parents would say about me, I’m patient. It’s fine that my recently erected LinkedIn profile is not yielding immediate and abundant results. I’d be a bit shocked and suspicious if it were.

What I use LinkedIn for, though, is networking with other authors and aspiring authors. There are some great little communities going on, and there are so many different and vibrant discussions going on that I recommend this sort of interaction as highly as AQ Connect! There are plenty of practiced professionals to learn from and newbies to share your own budding knowledge with, and simply bunches of people to bounce ideas off of! It’s a great, healthy community, and who knows? Maybe I’ll make some new friends.

If you’ve not got a LinkedIn profile for writing, I have to encourage you to build one. For one thing, the more you get your name out there the better. It’s good to have yourself established before you even put out your first work. First work(s) already out? GET ON IT! 😀




About Charlotte Blackwood

Charlotte Blackwood is a self-employed aspiring author working on perfecting her first novella/ first novel. She is a current student at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA. If you're looking for a reading list (someday she'll add her own works to the list), she's currently supporting Anna Karenina, anything by Dickens, anything by Tolkien, anything by JK Rowling, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Hunger Games.

2 thoughts on “Why I Like LinkedIn

  1. sarwah2012 says:

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  2. sarwah2012 says:

    Reblogged this on THE HIGHS, the lows, The Inbetweens and commented:
    For all budding authors, another means to communicate.

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