Yesterday I got a message that warmed the cockles of my heart.
Was it a note from me dear old mum?
A clever meme on Rubio’s thirsty on screen faux pas, perhaps?
No and no.
It was an email from LinkedIn.
No. I didn’t stutter or mis-type.
LinkedIn, I said.
I’m sure you’re wondering: “what the heck could LinkedIn have said to make Stephen feel all pink inside?”
Wonder no more my good friend.
I’ll tell you.
They said (and I quote):
Stephen, congratulations! You have one of the top 5% most viewed profiles on LinkedIn for 2012.
Now I don’t totally know what this means.
Aside from the fact that I’m a popular target among LinkedIn voyeurs.
But it does account for all the headhunters that hit me up on a fairly regular basis.
I’m sure that the fact that I’ve tied my Facebook, YouTube and Twitter feeds to my LinkedIn account, doesn’t hurt.
My LinkedIn feed stays poppin!
I probably get a lil more love due to the space I’m in – mobile – and it’s increasing importance to brands.
It could be my 500+ LinkedIn connections, which from a purely statistical perspective, means that I have a bigger network than most.
Resulting in more traffic coming my way.
Whatever the reason, I was a little gassed.
It’s not like I’m anyone particularly famous.
Except in my head.
So the explicit acknowledgment from LinkedIn was as pleasing as it was unexpected.
But I’ve got supernodes in my network.
So I’m sure that someone is going to let me know that they were in the top 1% of most viewed profiles on LinkedIn.
And just poop on my parade.