Last week for Take the Time Tuesday, I introduced you to a resource for meeting others in your local community. Today, I'd like to introduce you to an amazing place to meet others all over the world who are interested in raw foods!
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Give It To Me Raw is a community for people who love raw food. The team over at We Like It Raw wanted to create a place where truly healthy people hang out and have the courage to be honest---a place where they'd like to hang out, and a place that had members they'd want to meet. So, they went to work on bringing that very community to life.
As soon as I heard about it, I immediately signed up (I'm proud to be one of the first few hundred members that have now expanded to over 1,000 in just a few short months). I have been visiting raw food communities for a few years, and even though I've found one or two that I visit frequently, I never really felt like I was part of a bigger community. As soon as I saw the format of Give It To Me Raw (GI2MR) and read about the plans for the space, I knew they were on to something that would grow into a tremendous place of sharing and connecting. ?GI2MR combines some of the better features of different popular online communities like MySpace, Facebook, twitter, etc., but it maintains a focus on those interested in raw foods.
GI2MR is a social networking site like you've never seen before. Members are from all over the Earth, bringing an eclectic feel to a group that all have one thing in common---an interest in raw foods. Many members are long-time raw foodists, but many more are just now venturing into the raw food world and have found in GI2MR a place to continually be inspired and have all of their questions answered.
If you've had bad experiences in online communities in the past, don't let that keep you from checking this fantastic community out.There are no random ads popping up on the screen, and they don't tolerate "bad" apples (it's a healthy raw food place, after all---only the finest apples are allowed to hang on the tree ;-) ). Measures have been put into place to weed out members who aren't really there to be a part of the community---which means if you join, you are truly meeting people who want to connect and be part of a larger group. ?
If you've never experienced an online community before, here's what you'll find on GI2MR: a personal profile page to share information about yourself, forums for chatting with others in the community about all kinds of topics, groups to join with others who are interested in similar things, lots of community photos and videos to view, a quick-reference panel on the side of the page to view the latest happenings in the community, and a group of the most sincere and totally loving people you've ever met!
So, if you have the time and you are interested in meeting others who are passionate (or even just curious) about raw foods, check them out: Give It To Me Raw. Don't forget to add me as a friend if you join!
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On February 22, 2008, wrote:
Our site rocks because of people like you!
Thanks for the love!