01-19-2010, 12:38 AM #1Trying to get a MUG started in my city but no one is showing interest
I am trying to get a mac user group started in my city. I live in the second largest city in my state. No One is showing interest. Thus far I have only put up ads on craigslist and have only received a response from one person. Both my wife and I are long time Mac users. There is one in the "wealthy" part of the tricounty nearby but it is a long drove, so surely I thought there would be enough Mac users closer who would not want to drive 20 miles. But nothing, no one, nada.
Does any one have any recommendations on approaches I should take.
01-19-2010, 01:08 AM #2
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01-19-2010, 01:40 AM #3
I've had great success forming a MUG within the existing membership of a general computer club. The main club has about 300 members, and my MUG has about 50 right now. The MUG is growing at the rate of about 2 new members a month. Perhaps you can use a larger group, club, association, etc. as a springboard like I did.
01-19-2010, 02:03 PM #4
01-20-2010, 03:40 AM #5
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Try facebook or myspace or similar as a way of getting the MUG started. And maybe there is an online MUG in your area that might want to meet up if you organised it. Who knows.
01-20-2010, 12:09 PM #6
Thanks for all the feedback.
@baggs I did read that, actually that motivated me to make it happen. And really I think that "documentary" featured the most atypical and fanatical Mac users they could find on budget.
@the8thark I considered those. In the end I decided Meetup.com was more culturally neutral and had less distractions than the others. That and I personally dislike the social networking phenonmen that has been destroying the brain cells of the masses (no offense, to each his/her own and stuff)
@ VegasGeorge Brilliant! That would work on so many levels. Great advise. Great method.
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