A couple of weeks ago, I had plans for two get-togethers at my place. One was to enjoy LOST, the other to watch a movie. To advertise, I sent out a mass email and a mass text. I have used these methods to recruit people to attend various other events, and have found them to be quite ineffective. But I still used them.
And the grand total attending my LOST party: Three, including me. (Thanks for coming Tiffany and Katey! You guys are great. And don't even worry about the spill, it's completely gone. I don't think my roommates even know anything happened.)
The grand total attending movie night: Three, including me. (Thanks for coming Emma and Jenni! The company was even better than the smoothies!!)
So why do I keep using this method to get people to come to crap? It obviously doesn't work, and you inevitably get people whining about how they didn't get the opportunity to ignore your invite. So not only is your party poorly attended, you've lost some friends. I understand that the content and purpose of the get-together is of key importance (some may not endure David Bowie in tights, awe-inspiring eye makeup, and sweet 80s hair, even if Jennifer Connelley is a lifelong crush), but why won't anyone come? Any ideas? Or ideas on how I can more effectively invite people to stuff? Why didn't YOU, dear reader, come to my party? :-(
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