Monday, April 6, 2015

4-Step Guide To Starting A Rockabilly Community Group

Are you feeling alone where you live?  Maybe you just moved to a new city and don't know anyone.  Maybe all your life long friends have moved or have become too attached with a boyfriend/girlfriend.  Whatever the reason may be, if you are looking for a few friends with a rockabilly flair, this is a great guide for you!
Step 1 - The Idea
The first thing to do is to come up with an idea of where you want to meet up.  Meeting up for food is always a great start.  I suggest a weekend luncheon.  You might want to meet up at a bowling alley or at a roller rink or where ever.  Be sure to have your idea in order.

Step 2 - Blast It!
Take your idea and blast it on facebook, craigslist, and on posters (hang them up around town).  Look for facebook groups, or even start one of your own, regarding local rockabillies.  Let people know that you're looking to start a weekly luncheon and have some fun!

Step 3 - The Two Week Repeat
Go to your meet up.  If people show up, great!  If they don't, then don't despair.  Regardless, schedule another meet up at the same place, same time.  You can get new people to show up by doing this and you can get other folks to show up again.
Step 4 - Connections Made!
As soon as you make some connections with a few folks, start doing other things with folks.  This could be as simple as going antiquing, getting together for a movie or cocktails, going out to see a band, bowling, roller skating, going to a local fair/street market, etc.

This is how I started pulling a community group together in Fairbanks, Alaska.  It started with just three of us, but it has increased.  We encourage each others blogs and crafting.  It sounds so simple, but sometimes you just have to know that it's worked for people before you.

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