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Hi Kayla!  I do remember you, and I’m glad you’re back!

What’s your WIP about?  Do you have any favorite books?  What are some of your favorite crafts?
That’s really cool that you’re learning to knit!  I never learned to knit, but it does seem fun (and practical.)

I think that SE is…unfortunately rather inactive at the moment.  I think that because the group tends to have a lot of younger people, it gets quieter during the school season.  I also think that sometimes (probably because the groups tends to be younger) some people might feel a little awkward talking with an adult 🙁

Personally, I think that the best way to get in touch with people on SE would be to search for active threads you’re interested in, and try to participate in those.  Just putting yourself out there and making yourself active and visible in the forum will really help people to start recognizing you and remembering you when it comes to other future activities!  I really like participating in advice and discussion threads – by offering help, people started seeing me more and associating me with those kinds of topics, so then they’re more likely to tag me in the future.  Then, I get to participate in more discussions, and start getting to know people with similar values and interests!

It took me a few months to really start getting integrated in the SE community, and I think that was mainly because I was invited to one of the character castle games.  I’ve been here for over a year now, but I think it’s safe to say that by now I feel pretty well connected, and “at home” here.  I think with any group, it does take a while, and that can be hard (especially if you don’t have any connections here to begin with.)  Are there any groups, topics or activities you’re interested in?  SE is pretty inactive right now, but I can try to keep an eye out for things you might be interested in!  It also doesn’t hurt to join a genre group – even though a lot of them or pretty dormant right now.

Also, if there’s a topic you’re really interested and get involved with in, you can subscribe to it to get email updates so you don’t miss out on the conversation 🙂

I think also, when people get busy, they pick and choose which topics and people they reply to – I often choose topics that are really interesting, or that involve a friend.  Sometimes, I Sometimes I’ve started threads no one answered, but I know it has nothing to do with me – people get busy, or just don’t have the energy to get involved in one more thing.

A lot of my friendships with people here really deepened through social media apart from SE, so I would say that this is a huge contributing factor.  Blogs/newsletters, Instagram….a lot of people here are also on Discord (including myself.)

I saw your blog, and I found it very interesting!  I’m working on one….kind of.  I got distracted, but I do plan on working on again it soon XD Once I get that finished/published, I’ll go follow you!

Off the top of my head, here’s some people I think you might be interested in meeting!

participated in the Daughters of the King camp

and @storysmith I know for a fact are both over 25 (I’d imagine it is probably easier for adults to talk with other adults tbh XD)

Here’s some other people I know:










Again, welcome back!  I look forward to seeing you around!

*laughs as one fey*

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