I am indeed fortunate to be able to figure out the best way to use Linkedin.
I found this visual for everyone who thinks Linkedin is where you go to show off your resume and find your next best opportunity. I try and use LinkedIn to tell and not necessarily sell. I love gaining different perspectives by growing my engaged network.
Most of all, I do try to build long-term relationships that are much harder now.
If I get lucky and find a new fan, customer or project, then that is an added benefit.