The other day I was chatting with my best friend about trying out scuba diving.
We’re both new to the sport, and completely no idea when it came to knowing where to dive, what to do and how to do it.
We then decided that we need someone or a guide to teach us.
Someone who could show us the musts about scuba diving, and give us some useful tips to help us turn the hobby into something we could both be passionate about.
So we contacted a professional scuba diver for help, and he pointed us to a scuba diving guide he wrote for his scuba diving blog.
The guide was very helpful, and included all sorts of information about gears, do’s and don’ts, the best diving spots in the country, techniques and more.
It’s the same when it comes to the life of a Veteran, what kind of resources are out there to help you?
There are only a few websites dedicated towards Veterans and military personnel, and forums for discussing latest events and politics.
Not much else.
So I decided to write my own guide, and post it here for everyone to use and share.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.