“Twitter is not a technology, it’s a conversation – and it’s happening with or without you.” – Charlene Li

Does social media take up a large part of your day? Since I was at college, Penn State, I can’t remember a day that I wasn’t on social media. As a writercontent creatorinfluencercoachradio personality, and podcaster, social media has played a big role with me sharing my message to the world.

With so many people using social media, it is important to find innovative ways to leverage social media for your personal and professional goals. Have you considered these six ways to network on social media?

#1 Meetup Groups

Are you a part of a Meetup Group? Looking to join a new one? If so, you not only can take advantage of the events created by each group, but you can message and connect with the other members, set up calls, and create the opportunity for yourself to learn about others you admire, or are interested in networking with.

#2 Facebook Pages, Groups & Events

It surprises me, to this day how many people are not fully utilizing Facebook. Whether it is a book club, a Facebook page, or events listing, there are so many opportunities to connect with like-minded folks to chat with and learn from. If you want to network, it is illogical not to take advantage of the resources available on the largest social media platform in the world.

#3 Eventbrite Events

If you are like me, then you love Eventbrite. Literally, I enjoy checking out events on a weekly or monthly basis to stay abreast of what is going on in the world. Not only can you RSVP for these events, but you should take advantage of connecting with the organizers. Maybe you want to know more about the attendees or get more involved with the event itself. It is up to you to put yourself out there!

#4 LinkedIn Groups & Events

If you don’t know why LinkedIn is a such an important networking tool, then you have been living under a rock. There are several ways to use the platform in innovative ways, but you can also leverage LinkedIn Groups and Events to connect with even more people.

#5 Bloggers

Are there blogs that you love and follow? Have you ever reached out to the blogger to connect and discuss ways to collaborate? Or, have you ever connected with other followers on that blog or the blogger’s social media platforms? If not, what are you waiting for?

#6 Twitter Lists

Are you a fan of Twitter? Are you familiar with Twitter lists? Do you have one yourself? If not, I encourage you to take the time to familiarize yourself with them by creating your own and exploring other lists. As you up your twitter game you will be probably surprised with some of the new folks you reach out to and connect with.

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Natasha Nurse started  Dressing Room 8 to provide a web-based resource where women can gain personal and professional empowerment through her fashion and lifestyle focused blog. She is the Lifestyle Editor for Plus Model Magazine, a Program Coordinator for Long Island Girl Talk, and she co-hosts a podcast with her husband called WokeNFree. Follow Natasha on FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestYouTube, and Google Plus.