Over the years, with a quick hit of the “Accept” button, I’ve seen my digital network expand rapidly.  Beyond  “Recommendations” and “People you Might Know”, I wanted to dig a little deeper as to “the why”.

What I found was interesting: my network actually grew once I put myself out there physically and joined more groups such as the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).

The more I participated physically in that group – joining the local board and eventually becoming chapter president – the more I discovered my digital network was rapidly growing as well.  For me, the correlation between the two was clear – as my human connections increased, so too did my virtual network.  Simply put, the more I gave, the more I got in return.

My tip this month: If you want to grow your digital network – start by participating in more actual events and activities!

Jamie Douraghy, Founder, Artisan Creative