What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A different social networking question

So, you've thought about your family, your boss, but have you thought about the editors to whom you submit your stories? Okay, I think I have at least one already, but he and I have had some longer conversations and I think our relationship goes beyond the occasional email. Now, I do blog with several editors, and I've friended them on Facebook and Twitter, but what about connecting through Linkedin with an editor that you haven't done much more than submit to?


Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

If the editor has requested the LinkedIn connection -- what's the harm? LinkedIn is made more for business and contains contact information. No negative there.

On the other hand, if it is a suggested connection, i.e. LinkedIn suggests you might want to make the connection, then why bother? LinkedIn suggests a LOT of crappy connections. That editor will find you if you submit to them. (grin)

That's my take.

Dr. Phil

aingsh -- the anguish of trying to decide which social networking systems to allow someone into.

Steve Buchheit said...

Oh yeah, if the editor requested it I would so link them in. This was more of a "they came up in a suggested connection." I mean, I've submitted to them before (and even a little more), but I didn't know if they'd accept be linkedin, or if they'd think it was annoying?