Here are some things to keep in mind when attending tweetups. We love hearing great ideas, so share your own tips in the comments.
*Be nervous. Show up anyway.
Look, most of us met because we spend an inordinate time communicating online, whether telling dick jokes, instant messaging, or posting gratuitous self portraits. We all have some social issues and anxieties ranging from mild to moderate or more. This is okay, and it's certainly no reason to miss out on any tweetup fun. We know "be yourself" is a terrible cliche that your mom threw at you on the first day of middle school. But it was terrible because we were young and didn't know ourselves enough to be ourselves. Now that we're all grown up, "be yourself" is the way to form lasting friendships--or at the very least, to survive an evening with previously imaginary friends.
*Keep up with happenings via Twitter
Follow @chshtweetup on Twitter for last-minute announcements (including canceled, relocated, or spontaneously generated events), and ask questions and one of the CHSH organizers will get back to you as soon as we can. Read more »