There are certain Linkedin types that want you to do it 'their way'. It's really annoying because their way may well not be the right way. At least for you. That's all that matters.
They get incredibly caught up about it being a professional network (it is true) and that only 'professional' matters can be shared on the network.
As time goes on, it is obvious that the usage of the network has changed. It's a natural and positive change unless you want to be annoyed about it.
Much like a certain section of football fans like their sport to be played "the proper way", you have to buy into what their way is and that it is indeed, 'proper'.
Passing the ball all nice and tight, slick as you can be and all across the deck. Beautiful they say. Not so much when they don't get the right result.
The opposite of this view is to be super organised, only pass the ball long and high into the opposition's box. Cause a bit of havoc and get the result. This also works, it just happens to be in most fans opinions 'ugly'. Yet, the objective is still the same.
Cringey football analogies aside, Linkedin has a similar kind of problem. What these professional purists want is for you to get less attention than them.
A number of comments you will are a version of "This is a professional network, not Facebook" When someone shares a photo of their new dog.
A bit of insight into the real people that you may do business with seems a good thing to me.
Talking about what you do outside of the cubicle may lead to divisive responses - exactly what you should want. Unless you just want to fade into the background?
Don't be fooled by the folks who want to tell you that your conduct isn't to their taste.
They want you to fail at Linkedin and just get 5 likes on your photo of your favourite office mug. Nothing more than that. Playing 'their way' may just be working for them, though it is unlikely.
If I was one of those nay-sayers, I'd be thinking "Hold on a second- there is an opportunity here".
That's exactly what you have with Linkedin. A funky overactive algorithm that is sending your posts out in a few days to 100,000s of people - with no paid promotion.
No paid promotion. This is so important because free reach like that is harder and harder to come by.
There are formulas of posts that seem to keep showing up. They are easily spotted and transposable to your own account.
Find a formula that works for you and as fast as you can. This opportunity will disappear and it will be sooner than we all wanted.