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How To Turn Your “Self-Made” Community Into Your Support Network (Part 1)

How many friends do you have on Facebook? 250? 2000? I have precisely 555 “Facebook Friends.” I’m shamelessly proud of that number as I’ve carried it since I was 19. That number contains the weight of high school friends, college friends, study buddies, networking wins, and work “accomplices” over the past 10 years of my life. I can confidently say that it is my “self-made” community. Thanks to technology, I can see these online acquaintances every day. I can wish them a “Happy Birthday” and share their enthusiasm when they have a new life event. However, due to the passive…