I realized recently that I had passed the 400 connections point on LinkedIn. I thought this a useful point to consider how I use the tool.
I have used it very inconsistently in the past. Going forward I might be more systematic – if I have internal meetings I add the people present, previously I have been vary ad hoc how I have used it for internal networking. I’ll also probably be more consistent with how I deal with those who attend events I have organized, a sensible approach would seem to be to encourage people to contact me there if they wish to – in the past I have added all delegates which is probably ‘a bit forward’ or not used LI to follow up at all.
Here’s a rough breakdown of the opening 400, a useful exercise as it has allowed me to remove a few people that I was not sure about: