We talked for a while about creating a social network for vegans here at KaleUniversity.org, but as the site unfolded, writing articles and reaching out to local friends through meetup took precedent and the social aspect moved to the back burner. Well, today, a good friend of mine told me about her friend’s website, VeganTalk.
I took a look and was extremely impressed with what I found there! It’s everything we were looking to do and more! We make it a point to showcase what others are already doing and strengthen the community through a team effort- we are all on the same team! So go make a profile at VeganTalk- it takes two minutes at the most, especially since you’re in with one click using the Facebook Connect option. A network of friends surrounding, supporting and encouraging you can’t be underestimated!
“I’ve Gone Veg!”
For a while now I’ve proudly stated in my “about” section that I’m vegan, but today I learned a nifty little thing from Choosing Compassion Over Cruelty about the new Timeline capabilities: you can create a “life event” for many different milestones, like getting a new job, car or house, having a baby, moving, graduating, etc. and you can even enter a date to “change your status” to vegetarian, vegan, even fruitarian! It’s a silly, simple thing, yes. But it’s nice to see so many people banding together in a show of solidarity, not only to share recipes and stories, but to share smiles and support in our health journeys and help each other know we’re never alone when having a tough day in transition, or an emotional day of a juice fast. And it’s fun to display, like a badge of honor, whenever you achieve something you set out to do. It can also serve as a plce where you explain your motives, benefits, post weight loss before and after pictures and direct friends to your blog or site where you offer tips or recipes or more of your story.
Here’s a walk-through on how to do this in case you’re now wondering. It’s really easy! (Just don’t spend the next few hours entering your life events. Unless you’re prepared to part with that time. Facebook can be a time-suck, as I’m sure you’ve noticed at some point!) Have fun letting your fruit flag fly!