How to Use Social Media to Make Friends

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Making friends as an adult can be difficult, but social media makes it easier. Find out how to use communities like Twitter, Tumblr and DailyMile to make lifelong friends and training buddies from three friends who met online!

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  • -Each of us will present ourselves and a bit about why this topic is relevant for us.  -We will go in order of our names on this TB, CC, AD
  • -Cynthia: -There are multiple directories, if interested in joining a directory there is often a contact page or more information.  -Make sure that your blog is relevant to the directory. -Not all blog directories are free be sure to inquire first. -Some blog directories require approval through the program first, aka Foodbuzz.  -Don't be afraid to reach out to fellow bloggers if you see a blog directory badge on their blog. 
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  • How to Use Social Media to Make Friends

    1. 1. Theodora Blanchfield, Cynthia Crowsen and Ashley Diamond Utilizing Social Media to Network and Make Friends in Your Area
    2. 2. BLOG DIRECTORIES
    3. 3. HealthyLivingBlogs.com
    4. 4. Healthy Living Blogs  @ Healthy Living Summit Julie & Heather are taking photos for  the HLB Facebook page...FIND THEM!
    5. 5. Foodbuzz Foodies www.foodbuzz.com/foodies
    6. 6. BlogHer Network www.blogher.com/network
    7. 7. DailyMile www.dailymile.com/events
    8. 8. Tumblr Tumblr.com/meetup
    9. 9. Tumblr Directory Tumblr.com/directory
    10. 10. Facebook Groups
    11. 11. Twitter Chats <ul><ul><li>#fitblog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#runchat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#fitbliss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#wwchat </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Your Blogger First Date <ul><ul><li>Find something low-key: manicures? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality v. quantity: at big meetups, find just a few people to talk to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the people you do connect with, and have smaller meetups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get out of your comfort zone. Try something you wouldn’t otherwise try. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. How to Keep the Relationship Hot <ul><ul><li>Create e-mail list/spreadsheet on Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real Names </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Name & URL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter Handle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Location  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Facebook group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan for the future! </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. #cdny - Capital District New York <ul><ul><li>Started with a simple tweet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use email/twitter/gchat to make plans. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large group events: cookie swap, apple picking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller events: movies, blogger help sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined events: Race followed by brunch/picnic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#hashtag we all follow.  Anyone in the area can follow and join. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Long Distance Relationships <ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to make bloggers outside of your city. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll have friends to visit on work trips or couches to crash on for vacations. </li></ul></ul>

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