This video discusses how responding to comments can be a great way to engage with other people and start conversations. This video also explains how to avoid or deal with inappropriate posts.
- I often get tons of questions about comments. Responding to commenters is important, and it's a great way to stoke a conversation, even if they may challenge your point of view. In fact, your next post might even come out of this feedback. You'll also have readers for life if people feel like you're listening to them. That said, while LinkedIn is known for having great engagement, it is a social network, which comes with trolls. These trolls aren't like the ones you'll find in other places, but they do exist. If you see spam, hateful messages, or comments that aren't nice, report them by clicking the ellipses button.
When it comes to trolls, I advise you not to respond or engage. Like any skill, writing and publishing for an audience takes practice. But do it, it'll become a lot easier.
Maya Pope-Chappell, news editor at LinkedIn, shows newly graduated college students and first-time jobseekers—anyone who is just beginning to build a professional presence and personal brand—how to succeed on LinkedIn. She explains why, what, and how to write. She helps you figure out what topics get the most traction and shares the best practices for building an audience and establishing your brand.
- Why publish on LinkedIn?
- Figuring out what to write
- Choosing a good headline
- Publishing best practices
- Promoting your work
- Addressing comments
- Rocking your LinkedIn profile