A subscriber recently commented that she’d love to use this community as a way to make real life social connections. In her words, “many of us are like-minded, similarly aged, and probably have similar interests since we all follow you. Maybe actual friends can be made. Your timing of branching off into focusing on yourself independent from children might prove to be an excellent springboard for us as well.” She suggested Mommy Shorts/Apparently meet-ups centered around major cities and then maybe splintering into more local areas.
That all sounds amazing, but I feel like my fear of throwing a party and nobody showing up would majorly hinder this plan. So let’s start small. Let’s figure out where we all overlap in location…
Put your location first in your comment so that others can scan and see it easily. Before leaving a comment, please read through everyone’s responses. If your city has already been mentioned, leave your comment under that thread instead of starting a new one. This way I can see how many people are in each place and you can feel free to talk amongst yourselves!
Will you use this to meet up in real life having nothing to do with me? That is up to you. Will I consider doing a post-Covid meet-up in the city with the most comments? Maybe! Am I interested in having a super awkward meet-up with one or two new mom friends in NYC? Yes, for sure! Would I hop on a plane tomorrow if I discover I’ve got a plethora of followers in the South of France? Most definitely!
I think when the idea of meet-ups around social media presences first started popping up, it was hoards of fans surrounding huge personalities like DJ Khaled and Jake Paul. I thought, I would never attract that many people which might make the meet-up feel unsuccessful. But recently, I saw a tiktok with four women having brunch, each with an identical looking pug in an equally adorable outfit. In the comments, someone said, “How did you find a group of friends with such an identical interest?” And the answer was, “We met online!”
In my old age, I no longer desire a party filled with adoring fans. I just want four friends with identical dogs eating brunch.
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Ilana, I think I would jump on a plane for a MommyShorts girls weekend somewhere! You could host them in different places for women to fly to for a make-new-friends girls weekend somewhere new. And those subscribers who live in that city can curate the itinerary!
Wellington, New Zealand 😎 But my ♥️ is in New York!
I love how quickly this took off! I hope it’s indicative of interest.
Hi from Montevideo, Uruguay, a small country between Brasil and Argentina.
Bay Area, CA
Des Moines, IA
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Orange County, CA
(more specifically Mission Viejo)
Nashville, TN! (Well, technically Madison but it's juuuuust north and east of Nashville proper.)
Vero Beach, FL
This is a super cool idea! Love seeing people from literally everywhere!
Tempe, Arizona (suburb of Phoenix)
Suburb just south of Minneapolis/St. Paul- Rosemount, MN!
Vancouver, BC, Canada
North suburbs of Chicago!
Shawnee,KS (a suburb of Kansas City)
East Lansing MI here!
Utrecht, the Netherlands!
Dallas, TX (suburbs-actually Denton)
Perth, Scotland 🏴
south of Boston, MA
South of France anyone? 🇫🇷 I'm between Aix and Marseille
Saint Augustine, Florida
Lexington, KY 💙💙💙
Palatka, FL 😊
Hello from Brazil 🇧🇷
Denver, Colorado. (Highlands Ranch)
Before pandemic, we regularly visited relatives in the US and “home-base” would be Silver Spring, MD :)
Long Island, NY
Ballina, Australia 😊
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Wayne, PA (or any Philly suburb)
East Frisia, Germany.
Apex, NC...outside of Raleigh!!
Milwaukee, WI. Would love a Midwest meet up!