A random invitation to my dentist

Did you get an invitation today from a random woman you barely know? A standard request that left you a bit confused and possibly a bit curious? I confess it may have been me. Somehow I told Linked In that I wanted to send a standardized invitation to connect to 176 people in my mailbox. I have made many new connections today, which is good I suppose but I also cringe a bit as I feel a bit unprofessional and worry what some of the recipients think…

Who are you?
One of you may be my dentist. Some of you I have probably sent job applications to. About 60 of you are parents to children in my childrens’ Schools and some of you are their teachers or even headmaster…  I think one also went to an author I admire and wrote to say how much I like her books…  We may have been listed together in a mail list, I don’t know. I am just not as certain as Linked In that all of these invitations should have been sent.

To my new contacts
Hello and welcome to my sphere 🙂 Let me derandomize myself. I am a designer/productdeveloper that has just finished a two year vocational degree in Digital Marketing/Communication. I lived in England for 14 years  but now I live in Gothenburg, Sweden. I love creative writing… well, everything creative really, and spend a lot of time with our family dogs Charlie the Lab and Buddha the Flattie.
I am a great believer in the power of the universe so I am choosing to believe this slipup happened for a reason.  Should you have a need for someone like me, or know someone that does… at least you know where to find me now 🙂

To my existing contacts that I wasn’t connected to on Linked In.
Well hello and nice to see you. How are you doing and are your dreams coming true? As you understand from above I am still working on mine. One step at a time. The core of my dream is twofold at the moment. I really miss the creative buzz I got from design and product development but know in my heart I can get the same from writing so either direction will get me to my destination. I also really miss England, but am not quite sure what to do about that.

If you are my dentist, or feel that it was just too random an invitation and we have nothing to share. I apologise and promise I will not be in the least offended if you ignore my invitation.

All the best to you and yours ❤


Building my brand

After last weeks cold shower from the lecturer at School. ”What!”, shock an horror, ”you´re not as active on linked in as you are on FB?” I have been making an effort to update my status also on Linked  In. At least a few times a week… well, the week just passed anyway as I am not sure how long I can keep it up.  I am pleased to announce my profile views are up by 24% and 88 different users have viewed my updates. Furthermore, people viewing my profile are from my new trade -”communication” which is pleasing.

I am also trying to mix the sharing with producing my own content as that is what all the books (and teachers) say. I try to follow the 4:1:1 rule, but I like writing so much it is quite hard.  I will be monitoring my numbers to see if it works like the textbook says.

This Tuesday I was at an interview for a post as intern next spring. All being well I shall be able to combine my love for dogs  with my need to write by spending almost 17 weeks writing animal related content. And I will get to bring my black boys with me to the office. Hows about that for the best of both worlds:) I wonder how many people get to bring their dog to work, and does that make for  nicer work environment for everybody at the office, or just the dog owner 🙂

// Jeanette