How to build a community without your friends

You’ve never been so close to someone before.

And now you want to keep your friends around, right?

Well, if you’re reading this, you probably already have.

But don’t worry, you can get to the bottom of it with these simple steps.

So how do you get your friends to stay?

Here’s the step-by-step guide to building a community.

1.

Talk to them first.

It may seem odd, but getting to know someone is one of the biggest parts of building a strong online community.

That’s why it’s so important to talk to them and build trust.

If you’re new to social media, this is a great time to ask yourself, “Is this person trustworthy?”

“How much of their information do I need to trust them?”

“Will I find out if this person is trustworthy?”

If you don’t already know what they want, you’re not alone.

Here’s what you need to know about their motivations.

2.

Get to know them first before you start.

You don’t need to ask their name or give them an email address to begin.

If they’re already on your radar, that’s fine.

But ask about their interests, hobbies and interests in general.

If your conversation goes well, you may end up talking about things they might want to know more about, like their favourite sports team or favourite books.

If not, ask about what they do in the bedroom or on the sofa.

3.

Talk about them again later.

This may seem obvious, but it’s actually a huge help.

Don’t assume that your conversation partner is going to be open to a conversation about anything you’ve already covered.

They might not want to talk about it at first, but once you’ve established a good rapport and got to know each other, it’s easy to keep them on track.

If this is the first time you talk to each other and it’s clear that you’re both comfortable talking about the same subjects, you’ll be able to tackle the topics in a more direct and open way.

4.

Be upfront.

It’s OK to have your differences.

When it comes to the topic at hand, you don.

The only difference between you and your partner is that they want to share their opinions with you.

But before that happens, be honest.

Make it clear that your feelings aren’t the main issue here, and don’t feel like you’re the only one who feels that way.

“We’re friends, aren’t we?” isn’t going to work, because everyone’s different.

Instead, try to offer your viewpoint, share your thoughts and point out the positives that you think the other person has to offer.

5.

Build trust.

Trust is the foundation of any community.

When you feel comfortable sharing your perspective, make sure to ask questions and be open.

If someone’s not talking about it, they don’t want to hear about it.

But if you do, ask if it’s something you can work together on.

If it’s a topic you care about and you feel you can help each other move forward, then by all means, start a conversation.

It’ll make your relationship even stronger.

If all else fails, don’t hesitate to ask if you can share your opinion.

6.

Get comfortable with being open.

You’re not going to want to get into a real fight with someone who’s uncomfortable with your opinions or perspective.

But be careful.

Don´t be afraid to ask the questions.

And be prepared to be honest and open about any feelings you may have about your views.

This is a chance to be authentic and to give them your honest opinion.

If that’s not possible, try asking a few questions, and if they are open to working things out.

If the relationship is already close, it may be better to talk it out, rather than start the fight over it. 7.

Build confidence.

You can’t make people feel better about themselves, but you can make them feel better around you.

The same goes for relationships.

Trust doesn’t just happen through conversation, it comes through a shared belief in each other.

So if you don´t want to feel bad, don´’t be afraid or defensive.

Be confident, and open.

Trust in your partner’s perspective will be the first step towards building a good relationship.