You know something that bugs me? It’s not a big deal, but every time I see it it’s almost like hearing fingernails scrape across a chalkboard.
When someone invites me to connect and they say something like:
I think I’ve blogged about this before… can’t remember what my position was on it back then… but I dislike seeing this for two reasons:
- I don’t like people telling me what to do…. this is just my human nature pride getting in the way, but if I already have a process to deal with unsolicited invitations I don’t want you to tell me how to respond. I know this is petty but I think this is one reason why it bugs me. And yeah, I realize I tell others what to do, too.
- Typically, people who send me an invitation to connect on LinkedIn that has this statement is someone who doesn’t know me, doesn’t have a personalized LinkedIn invitation that gives a hint they will care about me, and probably doesn’t care about me as a relationship (rather, just as a way to get their second and third degree networks to grow).
Again, this isn’t a HUGE deal, but it is one of my LinkedIn pet peeves.
Maybe I’m just grouchy today :p