Hey Papa Bear, I was wondering how I can become well known in the furry fandom, even though I won't be able to go to conventions or gatherings.
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The goal of being a furry should never be to be “well known,” if you mean in the sense of being a popufur—that is, someone who wants to be famous and popular for the sake of being famous and popular and having their egos stroked.
On the other paw, if what you mean “well known” in the sense that you want to make a lot of friends even though you cannot for some reason go to meets and cons (lack of money, transportation, etc.), then that’s simple. As you must know by now, there are all kinds of places to meet and chat with furries online, including SoFurry, FurAffinity, MyFur, Furry4Life, and on and on and on. That’s how I started meeting furries and where I socialized for the first few years of my involvement in the fandom before actually meeting furries in person.
The other possible interpretation of your quick letter is that you are trying to get the word out about a furry business you might have. The two best ways I’ve found for doing that about this column is to advertise on furry sites and to have a Facebook page (you might also do Twitter, but Papabear really dislikes twitting).
Being furry should be about having fun! Don't worry if you are popular and well known. You have a whole world of imagination spread out before your paws--go explore!
Hope that answers your question! Bear Hugs!
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