July 3 (Contribupendence Day) is almost over. As promised, I wrote reviews for several colleagues on LinkedIn. Most of the people I reviewed were those I worked with directly at my last employer. I am currently on a project that allows me to work directly with a couple folks from my current employer.
I became motivated enough that I ended up writing 7 reviews tonight (I had only promised 5) and I invited quite a few new people to connect with me on LinkedIn and Plaxo.
I was surprised at the number of past and present colleagues that are using these networking sites. My connections should at least double in the next few days.
Hopefully the people I recommended will be inspired to pick 5 people of their own and this thing will explode.
My plan is to write more recommendations in the coming weeks. I have some that I've written but cannot make official until the recipient accepts my connection invitation.
I won't copy my recommendations on this site but you are welcome to read them here.
Again thanks to Jeff for suggesting this.