Who cares if you have 500 contacts on LinkedIn if you don’t know any of them. Quality trumps quantity surely.
Today I signed into LinkedIn to find 6 new contact requests. I didn’t know any of them and none made a case for why I should want to have them as contacts. They were just blind, acquisitive requests. I ignored them all.
What are they worth to me?
If any of them had bothered to take the time to write: “Hey Doug, you don’t know me, but I know your ex-colleague/that campaign you wrote/that thing you did last summer” etc, I would have been in a position to consider the value.
Like my friend, I know everyone who I am connected with on LinkedIn. I value those contacts.
Am I missing something?