Managing a Conference the #Introvert Way

It’s been a number of years since I attended a conference. Because I love connecting in-person with people I meet online it was exciting to learn from Jacqueline Gum about the PubSense Summit(TM).

Authors.

Publishers.

Agents.

Distribution.

Industry leaders all in one place from March 22 to March 24.

Managing a conference the #introvert way.

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5 Top Weekly Blogposts from Introvert Inspirer

With so many interesting blogs this week, of course there would be some related to the more introverted.

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In defiance of the label for labels sake, there are of course other topics of interest beyond our type style for me.

Blogging,

Social media.

What’s going on in our world. And of course more.

Maybe you have interest in some of these topics as well.

We are all multi-dimensional and so if we follow blogs, my guess is our reading interest isn’t all on one side of the scale of personality type with so much to choose from. Here are my favorites.

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award to Kick off the New Year

Very Inspiring Blogger AwardIf I had left Facebook (something I consider now and then) I would likely have not received this timely notice about this blogging nomination from one of my long time online friends.

I feel so grateful that Biba Pedron, nominated me for the writing I do. Biba is The Connection Queen. I met her in an online speed-networking venue that is no longer open. It was one of the most innovative online social media sites because it was a speed-networking environment, online. Biba blogs at http://theconnectionqueenblog.com

Thank you Biba for thinking of me. I’m delighted and honored. What a wonderful way to kick off the New Year indeed.

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Brainstorming: Bane Of Most Introverts But Writers Block Tool For Bloggers

“Pass,” is usually my first reply when the first question or problem is posed in a brainstorming session. As an introvert corporate trainer giving workshops about this process, and using it during them, right from the beginning I would make saying “pass” acceptable for everyone.

Maybe you don’t know? Introverts prefer a little time to think things over. That’s why typical brainstorming – fast-paced and heaving breathing – don’t generally work for us getting our best ideas heard upfront.

But what if you want to get some expertise advice for your next blog post because you’re feeling in writer’s block prison? Now there is a brainstorm tool for the introvert who wants to either get ideas, or contribute to helping someone else, on more introverted terms.

Brainstorming: bane of most introverts but writers block tool for bloggers.

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5 Tips To Understand and Get Out of LinkedIn Group Posting Jail

LinkedIn Top ContributorFortunately I was visiting with family and focused on enjoying our time together when I got this surprise about my LinkedIn “group posting status” appearing across any and all my pages.

The message in a blue box, on the right side of every page read, “Your posts are now being moderated group wide.” Group Wide Auto Moderation or GWAM.

What?! The groups where I contribute actively, that contribution scale on the right of the window will show “Top Contributor.”

The message of posts being moderated brought on feelings of surprise, frustration and even anger. This last feeling after I tracked down the LinkedIn explanation which is specifically vague. After all, if you don’t know what caused the problem how can you fully correct it and recover.

It almost felt I was given a jail sentence.

Another blogger, Jen Dewar, used the term SWAM, “site wide auto moderation” in a post on her blog, “Help! I’ve been SWAM’d on LinkedIn! Actually many people refer to that term.

I believe more appropriately it’s GWAM because you are still able to post LinkedIn status updates. But whether it’s SWAM or GWAM it is certainly something to track down, act on and correct. Here are 5 tips to understand and be able to get out of LinkedIn group posting jail.

It can be because of one contribution to just one group that LinkedIn does not identify for the accused, which marked as spam or flagged irrelevant.

For me it was hard to say how recent the post was. It could have been years ago since people often jump on posts that go back as far as I’ve seen to 5 years ago.

You know the kind of perpetual posts I mean: highly popular and evergreen content posts or a post that is the moderators invitation to promote yourself in some way.

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