You’re at a conference and meeting tons of awesome people. You’re collecting business cards. You’re adding your new friends on Facebook. And, after a few weeks (or even just days), those new contacts blend away into your newsfeed, slowly forgotten.
This has happened to me again and again. And, like I tell my clients — any time you’re frustrated about something and think “there has to be a better way!” — there usually is.
How to Create a “Custom Friend List” on Facebook
This gem of a feature is a bit buried and takes a little time to set up, but it has infinite applications.
I used this to catalog my new friends from two conferences, but I also have lists for my clients, family members, and closest friends.
Pro tip: It’ll be easiest to do this from a computer.