(2019-07-20) Guzey How To Make Friends Over The Internet
General principles of meeting people on the internet
90% of meeting people is reaching out
any platform that allows you to send private messages to people is a platform where you can make friends
I started asking my local mutuals
Strictly speaking, you don’t even need to tweet that much if you write impossible-to-resist cold DMs.
having some writing online is an excellent conversation starter, (WritingAsOnlineNetworking)
The most useful post on networking I’ve ever read…is Networking for Nerds by Ben Reinhardt (2017-12-26-ReinhardtNetworkingForNerds): How do some people seem to wind up with advocates everywhere? They create a little mental model of themselves that makes it easy for everybody they meet.
I looked at several dozen meetings I had over the last few months and wrote down how they came about. There’s no chance I would’ve been able to meet most of these people had I been born 10 or even 5 years earlier:
Note: I only write about successes here. For more than half of my “I asked them if they’d like to get a coffee” or “I DMd them” the person either wrote that they would not like to get a coffee with me or didn’t reply at all
I wish I could send a message to our kid selves: “you are not alone… it just happens that your brain-mates are distributed across the planet, lol, sorry
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