I can't go to any conferences. Can't afford to. I also live in a small town in Pennsylvania now so meetups aren't really feasible. I'm happy you have the small side door on Key Values. This really helps people who wouldn't ordinarily be able to do some of the other stuff you mentioned.
Twitter is a big way to get seen and connect if you can't do it in person. I've met a lot of folks on there that have been really helpful.
This post hit at the right time for me. Thanks for writing it!
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