I added a bunch of new articles which provide a lot more detail on the basics of making conversation. I also changed around two of the existing ones. I thought the site’s coverage of that topic was always a bit lighter than it could have been, so this is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. The responses from the Reader Survey got me to start working on it.
How To Start Conversations
How To Join A Conversation
Keeping Conversations Going
Asking Questions And Making Statements
Some Popular Overall Approaches For Making Conversation
How To Think Of Things To Say When Making Conversation
How To Be Less Quiet And Contribute to Group Conversations
Ways To Deal With Awkward Silences In Conversations
How To End A Conversation
Some Bigger Picture Thoughts On How To Make Conversation
In the days to come I’ll also mildly tweak some of the existing articles to reflect the fact that there’s now a lot more conversational advice for them to point readers to.
April 28, 2012
New article. This is one more idea I got from the responses people left in the Reader Survey:
Handling Social Rejection, Mistakes, and Setbacks
April 14, 2012
New article, another one inspired by suggestions from the ongoing Reader Survey. People asking for more examples came up a few times, so here’s one outcome of that:
Examples Of Various Ways To Invite People To Hang Out
April 9, 2012
First I’ll post the link to a new shorter article I wrote:
How To Find Events And Clubs In Your Community
Next, a big thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the Reader Survey. I’d especially like to thank the respondents who took the time to share the story of their social struggles, and who wrote down things that may not have been easy for them to tell someone else.
I’ll keep the survey up for a lot longer, but so far it’s already given me a bunch of ideas for articles I need to write or change, and for usability improvements I can make to the site. I’ve already taken some and tried to make the main article index a little more user friendly (I knew I needed to do this anyway, but I implemented some specific suggestions).
If you haven’t already filled out the survey, you can click here to do so.
April 6, 2012
I put together a survey to try and get a better idea of what type of people visit my site, and how I can make it more useful to them. If you can take the time to fill it out I’d really appreciate it. None of the questions are mandatory.
SucceedSocially.com Reader Survey
April 3, 2012