Day 4 How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves!
I find that Twitter and Instagram are the best places for regular social interaction. Even if it's just a quick comment or a "like", it allows for everyone to keep in touch. It also shows you a fuller picture of someone's personality than just the bookish part. Soon you will find people who take amazing vacations, have the same musical tastes, or even have pets that look just like yours.
Community events are also a great way to find friends, even when they seem much too big to keep up with. Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon is where I originally connected with some of my best blogging mates. There's just something about staying awake together as late as humanly possible that helps form lasting friendships! (The next one is on April 23.)
Hosting my own events based on my personal interests has also helped me find friends in the blogging community. Whether it was Elizabeth sticking with me through a year of Poe or all of my lovely DWJ friends, I have managed to find the people out there who share my particular bookish tastes. It helps keep me interested in blogging to know that I have connections who care if I stick around or not.
What is your favorite way to stay connected?
Keeping in touch,