Making Friends During a Pandemic

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
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After being on lock down, you might have realized how important those nights out were with your friends, but since the pandemic, many peoples' lives have changed. So, what do you do if you are in the situation where you need to find a new group to hang out with? The territory for socialization has definitely changed since the pandemic started, and people are going different routes when it comes to meeting others.

Therefore, it's time to change your technique as well to adapt to this new environment. Since people were limited in their in-person communication, other doors have opened up. Now, there are several groups on the Internet, focused on bringing people together worldwide. So, open up your computer, and let's get started.

First, you might want to check out the social media front. On Facebook and other sites, some people have been creating groups where people that have certain hobbies or interests can get together online and talk about their craft. There are groups for podcasters, writers, artists, poets, and more. You just need to use the search engine to see if you can find a group you like.

Second, you might want to start a blog. Usually by doing this, you are putting your own interests out there, and this allows those that are into the same things to connect with you. You would be surprised how many people like to read and comment on personal blogs. Also, by doing this, you might find another source of revenue.

Finally, video creation and viewers online has hit an all-time high. If you really want to express yourself and find others that are into your hobbies, start making videos about doing something that you love. You could show someone how to dance, knit, or even paint. It's up to you.

The environment when it comes to meeting new people may be different for the time being, but there are still ways to connect. You just need to put yourself out there, so create something wonderful and share it with the world. Who knows? There might be several people that share your interests.

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