So how did I finally make the connection in this case? It had to do with a Facebook friend! Noticing our proximity, she devised a neighbor meetup, and it was a success. We're now both planning on introducing each other to the other neighbors we know in the 'hood, hoping that we'll build a potential block party invitation list in time for cooler fall temps! So if you are shy or don't like the cold call approach to getting to know the folks who live around you, here are two shy guide ways that might lead to something:
Ask your Facebook friends if they know anyone who lives in your 'hood. And that they think you should meet. In this case our mutual friend realized us neighbors were both writers and would have a lot in common, and she was right! Let your Facebook buddies play neighbor friend match up.
Ask someone you know in your neighborhood to introduce you to everyone they know. You'll both hopefully at least double the amount of neighbor introductions, and maybe also double the amount of people you know in the hood!
How have you connected with folks in your neighborhood? Has it been random and by chance? Or deliberate and planned? Share your favorite connecting-with-the-neighbors stories.
(Images: Adrienne Breaux)