One thing I find interesting among some of my freelance writing peers is how low they rank networking on the priority totem pole. Back in the day, networking wasn’t as attractive because it involved putting on stockings and meeting via local conferences or career events, nowadays it’s so much easier. But whether you prefer the online or the face to face, don’t underestimate the power of networking.
I think about how many people I met when I started out freelancing in 2000. I think about how many more I met after beginning this blog in 2005. I didn’t meet the bulk of my readers here though. I met them elsewhere and invited them to come read my stuff. In return, I check out their stuff. I met them through face to face networks, online social networks and conferences and I continue to enjoy meeting people.
I’d love to learn your thoughts on networking. Is is it a priority, and if so what kind of networking do you do?
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