In addition to the sentiments that Beloved Son shared with me, the best Mother’s Day Gift came in the form of God stimulating the needed brain cell to recall my LinkedIn password. I realized, literally a day after my Sage email was closed down, that the LinkedIn account was anchored to that email and that I had no earthly idea what my password was.
I sent a request for help to LinkedIn last weekend and got the following bone-chilling response:
Upholding member privacy is our top priority especially when it comes to keeping personally identifiable information confidential. Unfortunately, because you no longer have access to the primary e-mail address on the account (or are unable to contact us from another address you had listed under the account) we are unable to do any of the following:
Although we are working towards a better solution to this issue in the future, your best option at this time is to create a new account and profile and then re-invite your connections. Please reply with one of the following items and I will be happy to assist you in closing the account as quickly as possible:
1. The URL that links directly to the Profile you want removed. Do a search using your name in the ‘LinkedIn People Search’ or in your Internet browser search feature. Once you find the exact Profile you want to remove, please copy and send me the full URL address shown in your browser. LinkedIn’s Public Profile URL format begins with ‘www.linkedin.com’ for members living in the USA and many international countries. For members living in certain countries the Public Profile URL format will begin with a 2 letter country code based on the country listed in the Profile settings of the member’s account.
2. The email address (or possible email addresses) associated with the account to be removed.
3. The exact way your name is listed on our site or any alternate names you may have used.
Please accept my apology for any inconvenience this may cause. However, I hope you find enough value in the LinkedIn network to create that new account and understand that this policy provides security to you and prevents others from gaining access to your personal information for mischievous reasons.
I’m not blaming them for the policy. But I was bumming out big time. I had 400+ connections. If I can’t remember one password, what were the chances I’d remember half the folks I’d connected with?
Have I told you lately that I love you? Imagine Van Morrison singing and a Casey Kasem dedication to you from me. Thank you for all the well wishes and the wonderful comments about how much you like the blog – it is all so affirming and appreciated.
I went to Home Depot today and bought new plants for the patio. Hopefully I will be able to enjoy a few contemplative glasses of wine with the new greenery before the deer chew them down to nubs. I’ve include pictures of them in the event they are short lived.