Trolling Facebook does have its benefits. I just discovered a FB group titled Food Bloggers Los Angeles. Uniting the food blogging community of greater Los Angeles, they meet monthly for education, inspiration and good eats. Of course I jumped in with both feet, attending this month's Christmas gathering. Can you imagine the sorts of dishes food bloggers would bring to a potluck?
Despite the circumstances, I met several great people--including having plenty of privacy to get to know the host, Greg of Sippity Sup. Coming from the film industry, far too many of my friends are work contacts bordering on friends. As an escape, I write a blog, and read other online blogs. Introverted? Maybe a little. So I was proud of myself for getting out of my comfort zone to meet some strangers in real life.
Have you used your hobbies to meet people and make friends? Do you find most of your friends stem from your work life? Leave me a comment with your experiences on the blog.