said 6 months ago:
Reka, the fact that you’re asking the question is a sign to me that you aren’t spamming…
The problem is that every site has its own definition of spamming, its own rules of etiquette. It’s quite exhausting task to figure out just what that etiquette is, what the limits are, what they really want, and what they don’t want… as the rules seem to be different for differing sites.
I can’t tell you about LinkedIn… mainly because there are two rules of thought there. Actually, three.
One is written by LinkedIn, but very little help. The second is the group of folks there who are employees… networking for their companies and themselves in the natural course of business, promotional and better job opportunities. The third are a special breed of entrepreneurs or internet marketers who all they do is sell, sell, sell and don’t understand the “developing relationships” part of networking.
I guess there is a fourth… probably where you and I fit in… where we want to do the right thing, but something doesn’t feel quite right no matter what we do there or which group of thinking we try to emulate. I think that’s called a working conscience, lol. I’d estimate most people there fit into that group.