How Do You Stay Connected With A Network When Everyone Is Busy?

Top voted answer
Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown

I personally do my best to make it to several meetups or networking events each month. I also send out emails or direct messages (DMs) on Twitter to specific individuals. I also set up a bit of time each week to reach back out to reconnect with those I haven't heard from lately.

Rebecca Carroll-Bell

Rebecca Carroll-Bell , Owner at

Those are great tips Jef, especially about setting aside time specifically to reach out and contact people. I tend to be a bit more ad hoc about it - perhaps I should try your method.
Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt , Owner at Startup Chucktown

I'm glad you find the tips helpful. I used to be a bit more ad hoc, but trying to keep up with design communities, startup communities, professional networking and running two businesses on top of working full-time, I schedule time out of necessity. But I always make time for people that matter.
Melanie Gray

Melanie Gray Managing Owner at

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I send an email or message through social media.

I usually know what sort of commuication an individual prefers. Sometimes an SMS works best.

Catching up online may not be as beneficial as catching up in person, but it sure is powerful, quick and easy.