The other day I was talking with a friend about mountain biking.
We’re both fairly new to the sport, and completely inexperienced when it came to knowing what to do, where to go and how to do it.
Case in point, we needed a guide.
Someone who could show us the ropes about biking, and give us some pointers to help us turn the hobby into something we could be enthusiastic about.
So we enlisted the help of a good friend (someone who actually mountain bikes some of the best trails every weekend), and he pointed us to a guide he wrote for a mountain biking enthusiast website.
The guide was pretty epic, and included all sorts of information about gear, common repairs, the best trails in each state, technique and more.
So when it comes to the life of a Veteran, what sort of resources are out there for you?
There are a handful of news websites geared towards military personnel and Veterans, and forums for discussing current events and politics.
Not much else.
Well, I decided to create my own, and post it here for you to use and share.
Facebook Pages To Follow
Facebook is a social network launched in 2004, and has quickly grown to an average of 890 million daily active users as of December 2014. If you’re a Veteran, Facebook is a great way to network with other military members and Veterans in the community.
Twitter Accounts To Follow
With 288 million monthly active users, Twitter is another large and popular social network. The company says 500 million Tweets are sent each day, so the opportunity for Veterans to network with others is a big draw.
Google+ Pages To Add To Your Circles
Google+ says there are 300 million monthly active users on the platform, and with the Communities feature, there are plenty of circles to get involved with.
Pinterest Boards To Follow
Another large social network is Pinterest, with 70 million users as of July 2013. Not only will you find inspirational pins, but links to articles of general interest to Veterans and their families.
YouTube Channels For Veterans
Youtube has more than 1 billion, and the company says 300 hours of videos are uploaded every minute. Check out the helpful Veterans and retirement videos.
Helpful Blog Posts For Veterans
Blog posts are great for education, entertainment and information, and a lot of modern blogs are created to genuinely help people with their questions.