?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Comments on: Social Guides for the Socially Awkward Part I: Making New Friends /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/ Actress, Writer, Producer, Transmedia Enthusiast, Social Media Obsessive Wed, 02 Oct 2013 02:47:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 By: Jessica /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-420 Jessica Wed, 02 Oct 2013 02:47:33 +0000 /?p=741#comment-420 Thanks for the heads up, but everything looks good on this end. Maybe it’s your internet connection? Thanks for checking out the blog!

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By: cory booker girlfriend /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-419 cory booker girlfriend Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:12:32 +0000 /?p=741#comment-419 Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few
of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

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By: Social Guides for the Socially Awkward Part 4: Networking! Jessica Mills /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-300 Social Guides for the Socially Awkward Part 4: Networking! Jessica Mills Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:22:46 +0000 /?p=741#comment-300 […] The tips I put forth in my first post all still apply.  Feel free to go back and reference those. […]

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By: Anxiety | Inspiration Struck /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-255 Anxiety | Inspiration Struck Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:03:02 +0000 /?p=741#comment-255 […] I’ve done some things in the last year that have pushed me out of myself. I’ve moved out of my parents’ house, I’ve taken holidays alone, I’ve met people from the internet, I’ve made plans to go to Worldcon next year (which scares the hell out of me, right now). But I’m not used to actually goin out and engaging with other people on a regular basis, and I feel like that’s something I need to do. My mind’s been rolling this around for the last month or so, and it’s been sparked further by coming across things like Jessica Mills’ Social Guides for the Socially Awkward. […]

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By: Jessica /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-237 Jessica Sat, 03 Aug 2013 16:06:51 +0000 /?p=741#comment-237 I hope it helps! It always makes me feel more secure when I’m familiar with the location.

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By: Dana /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-236 Dana Sat, 03 Aug 2013 08:16:39 +0000 /?p=741#comment-236 I really appreciate this. I’ve been struggling with making friends because of crippling social anxiety. Like you, I’ve gone all the way to meetups/events only to turn around in the parking lot and leave. It’s not a good feeling. I never really thought about scoping out a location before the event; I’ll try that sometime.

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By: Jessica /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-235 Jessica Thu, 01 Aug 2013 04:24:45 +0000 /?p=741#comment-235 Awesome tip! Thanks, Suzi!

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By: Suzi /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-234 Suzi Thu, 01 Aug 2013 04:16:32 +0000 /?p=741#comment-234 Maryann, I had trouble when I became a new mom as well. Try looking online for local mom groups. Sometimes they have play dates, sometimes mom’s night out. Also, there may be local churches that have “MOPS” groups (“Mother’s of Preschoolers” + babies). I am 3 kids down, but my first led to some serious social isolation that I had to purposefully take steps to change. Good luck–you will find your groove!

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By: Phil /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-232 Phil Thu, 01 Aug 2013 02:18:59 +0000 /?p=741#comment-232 Why a generic party to use as an example? Don’t you play Magic? ;) Aside from the drunks FNM is a great way to talk to geeks.

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By: Jessica /2013/07/social-guides-for-the-socially-awkward-part-i-making-new-friends/#comment-231 Jessica Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:46:09 +0000 /?p=741#comment-231 Thanks so much! I’m so glad to know the writing is helpful!

Are there any parent/kid events you could go to and meet other moms? Kids are a good buffer, or so I’m told. Ha.

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