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Video Sunday: Meet New People, Locally

August 26, 2012

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Question: Are you meeting more new people online or in person?

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply Michael Wright August 26, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Meeting people online is a fairly new concept to me, but I’m finding it’s turned out to be a great one.   It’s great that you both are open to meeting new people as well in your neighborhood.  Having a child for us certainly opened up our social doors more so locally  as you tend to hang out with other parents with children.  Our girl doesn’t know any social “boundaries” at six, and will frequently start up a conversation with strangers at local shops.  We’ve met people and had some interesting conversations just from her doing that.

    • Reply Michael Good August 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      That’s pretty neat, Michael. Having Jude has been similar for us too. Having a child with you gives people something to immediately talk about and relate to you with.

  • Reply Ann Musico August 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I would have to say I have been meeting more people online recently only because I don’t go out as much since I do work from home.  

    • Reply Michael Good August 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      We’ve met lots of people online too, but find it refreshing to meet people in person as well. It’s interesting, I think I’ve been meeting fewer new people in person since starting the business. I meet new clients but don’t have to constant interaction with coworkers and customers and my former job.

  • Reply Jenny Everett August 27, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Amen!!

  • Reply jodyberkey September 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I’ve met a lot of great people on line (Stranger Danger).  One of our goals for the summer was to meet new people in person and to meet people in person that we initially met online.  It went great since we put ourselves out there and contacted people for interviews and meet up throughout the country.  Now that we’ve settled down for a few months, I’ve continued to meet people online.

    During our first weekend here, we signed up to join a small group at a local church.  We kinda put ourselves out there and just jumped in.  Interestingly, it’s been almost three weeks and no one has contacted us.  Mmmmm, that doesn’t really bode well for the new church’s outreach efforts. 

    • Reply Michael Good September 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Jody,

      Hmm, yeah that’s not the best way for a church to handle that! I love how you’re being intentional with meeting people locally even though you’re only there for a brief time. It’d be so easy to draw in and be nonsocial. 

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