What a year.
One year ago, I launched Improve Your Social Skills.
In that year, incredible things have happened.
- We've been featured all over, including About.com, Puttylike, and F***inghomepage.com
- Over 100,000 people have visited Improve Your Social Skills
- I've added over 8,500 words of new content --- including a dating guide, blog posts, and quick how-to guides.
And 2013 is going to be even better. Here's a glimpse at what 2013 has in store
I will write 1,000 words every week for the rest of 2013.
It won't all end up the site (I promised 1,000 words, not 1,000 GOOD words), but rest assured, I will be producing lots of new content for Improve Your Social Skills.
Kindle books? Check.
Improve Your Social Skills dubstep album? Uh... maybe not that one.
New membership options.
I made Improve Your Social Skills to help people, and I would like to help as many people as possible. So I will experimenting with new options for giving extra value to folks who are willing to support the site, while still giving lots of free content away.
One change that I'm happy to announce is the new Pay It Forward membership. Essentially, If you want a membership and you can't afford one, I will give you one for free.
You have to agree to help someone else in exchange, and you should only ask if you really can't afford it --- but there are otherwise no strings attached. You can get the details here.
I have a lot of exciting ideas for Improve Your Social Skills. But it's not just about me --- I write Improve Your Social Skills for you.
Take a moment and leave a comment letting me know what you want to see for 2013.
What new features would you love to see?
Do you have social skills questions you want me to tackle?
And what have you enjoyed most about Improve Your Social Skills so far?
I am so happy to have discovered your site. Every section I have read so far gives me hope that I can improve my social skills, that it is possible and that this will lead me out of loneliness and into meaningful relationships.
Your writing is honest, human and straightforward and authentically from the heart of your own experiences. This has given me courage to trust your advise….
I also have a son with possible Asperger’s. I hope eventually to be able to introduce him to your site as well.
ps I like your question: “are you human?” 🙂 Indeed I am, as imperfect as that is.
Thank you Suzy, for your kind and encouraging words 🙂 There is ALWAYS hope, and I believe that meaningful relationship are in the future for both you and your son. Don’t hesitate to send me an email if there’s anything I can do to help you.
Dan, I found your TedEx talk so inspiring. I often work with clients on the autism spectrum who feel so hopeless about ever being able to understand and change with regard to social skills. Do you believe it’s possible for anyone on the spectrum to make significant gains? Thanks for your input.