The other Organizers and I hear all so often how much people enjoy the events we put on. We love hearing that but at the end of the day it’s all about the people that show up that make a great event. Sure we do a lot of heavy lifting to make things possible, but the best-planned event where no one shows up would suck serious wind and frankly would be a whole lot easier to do in my living room with just the six of us.
So, really what we’ve been creating here is a community…a community of fun-loving singles. Now almost by definition the status “single” is transitive. That is that people who are single today might not be tomorrow and people who aren’t right now, might be in the future. People come and go from this community.
To keep the good times rolling what do we have to do? We need to keep finding new singles. While that takes some work it keeps the group fresh and helps to prevent it from getting “clicky.” In a minute I’ll talk about some of the things your Organizers are doing to find new singles every day but first I wanted to throw out a couple of really simple things you can do.
Did you know…that if you have a FaceBook.com account that used the same Email address as your Meetup.com account then when you RSVP for an event you can post that to your FaceBook.com wall just by ticking the checkbox that says, “Add to your FaceBook Profile?” Who knows, that long lost friend may show up whom you haven’t see in 10 years and they MIGHT even find their future mate. How cool would that be just from ticking a checkbox on a web site? This even works for all Meetup.com groups that you may belong to.
Of course you know…that unless specifically stated on an event posting, all singles that want to come, have a good time and behave themselves are welcome. Cool, single people like our members seem to have cool singles friends. Why not bring them with you?
Did you know… that you can contribute to the message forum? …and not just on the subjects that the Organizers post. You can create your own posts as well to discuss anything you’d like…well, within reason anyway. Yes, the Organizers do moderate the forums but we have a very strong belief in free speech. We don’t want to delete any posting. So, speak your mind but be polite and enjoy. This helps to foster the community and brings people back to the site and yes, even to events.
Help us help you!
OK, there’s three really easy things and if all 2000 plus of you (yeah, that’s right, there about 4 times the number of people that show on just the Meetup.com site) do this just sometimes there will always be new faces to meet. What are your Organizers doing? Well, for starters Emily, Angel and I have added three new Organizers, Domino, Donna and Jan. If you made it to the Graffiti Party, then you probably saw them. We’re still looking for a few more. What does THAT do? Our new and original Organizers are always out there talking up the group.
Well, that’s a start but what else? Have you noticed the Google Ads on
www.SoCalSinglesEvents.org? Figured we’re just making a little money from the site? That would be a fair assumption, but wrong. Every dollar earned from those ads goes right back into advertising the group. We run ads on Google, but have found far better results paying for ads on MySpace.com and
FaceBook.com. We also use this money for promotional items. Did you enjoy the SoCal Singles Events Logo Condoms at the Graffiti Party? That was a fun gag that everyone seemed to enjoy. We’ll do that again from time to time. The advertising money also paid for the new Vinyl Banner.
A couple of weekends ago Emily and I went up to LA for an All Southern California Organizer’s meeting and party. We got a chance to continue to network with other groups.
Put this all together and you get a rapidly growing, active singles group. While the Meetup.com group has only been around for just over two months, SoCal Singles Events had been around for about two years and since starting the new Meetup.com group SoCal Singles Events grown at a rate in excess of 10 new people per day average.
Re-reading this Scoop I’m thinking to myself, “I promised humor in my Scoops and this one is sorely lacking any humor.” So…
Why are married women heavier than single women?
Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge.
Seriously, I promise the next one will have you rolling.
If I’ve said anything that offends anyone, then you’ve put way more weight into my words than
they deserve. If I’ve said anything profound, it was strictly by accident. If I’ve sounded like I actually know what I’m talking about, then we really need to talk about a business opportunity that I can get you in on the
ground floor of.
“Treat each other well…”
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