This week has been mostly about Social Media and Social Networking for me. On a regular basis my colleagues and customers ask me about my efforts in this space and surprisingly this week, I was notified by LinkedIn that I was in their Top 5% of most viewed Profiles in 2012!
With more than 200 Million Members that places my profile in the top 10 Million Profiles which when you start to break things down a bit seems a little defeating but the reality is…there are 190 Million other profiles that have not been looked at as much as mine and that to me forms a real sense of pride. Being in that not so exclusive group of 10 Million had me call into question the value of a Social Profile, is it really about the views or is it more about the connections?
Social Networking for me is not about building a collection or even Selling the Services that I “peddle” in my full time gig…it is about building a true network of like minded people who are willing to share ideas, collaborate on projects and focus on what is most important…The Relationship.
In 2013 I hope to achieve greater status and make it to the top 1% (for those mathematically challenged that would be the top 2 Million Profiles) and to do that…I will focus not just on getting more contacts…but strengthening the bond that I have with my existing connections.
For those who still struggle with the concept of what is makes a “Top 5% Profile“…check mine out…I try to update and change things around on a fairly regular basis. I even uploaded a new Who is Chris J Powell to my SlideShare Account today.
Have a great day.
Chris J Powell