A month ago, I knew virtually none of these people. But that’s the great thing about the web. Launch your group or community (in this case a Facebook group) and watch the magic happen.
With very little effort on my part, this group has grown to include nearly 100 participants. Last month’s breakfast, the first, saw almost a quarter of that group in attendance.
I share all this to simply do one thing – encourage you. If I can do it, anyone can. If you’ve been putting off starting your own group – wherever or whatever that might be – you have no more excuses. Social media makes it easier than ever. Don’t like Facebook because not everyone has access? Try launching your own network with a service like Ning. Or wherever. You decide.
Just do it. It’s easier than you think.