Last Wednesday I decided to take advantage of the option in the settings of my LinkedIn account and "take a break" from LinkedIn. What this does is log one out of LinkedIn and make your profile invisible to searches.
and it was necessary. LinkedIn is one of the 6 or 7 places I browse constantly, looking for new content. Not to mention hope for a new job. but unfortunately, the possibility of a new job is gone while I live in Miss. And honestly, my No-Name Software Skillset isn't getting any sharper. I'm not likely to re-enter that sphere ever again.
I only plan for this LinkedIn diet to last until after Labor Day. It's a slow time of year anyway and I doubt I'm missing anything besides the cagey recruiter who wants to see my cards before telling me anything useful.