Do you remember getting the winter blues as a child? I can almost guarantee that you cannot. The reason you did not get the winter blues as a child was because you loved the winter as much as spring and summer. What happened? You got older and found yourself a lot more in demand, you now have a job and you may be a parent or spouse. Now, what you have to do is to learn to use all of these demands as an advantage.When you find yourself home and free from work for the day, or night, with nothing to do, why not take this time to have fun chatting with others who are in the same boat as you are. You can do this by joining an online social group or network as they are often called. You can search the net, using Google or some other search engine, for: online social groups, and select which one you want to join.You usually join or sign up, and then you create or fill out your profile information, such as your name, town, or city, your favorite music and movies, interests or hobbies, etc, and usually you choose a photo of yourself to upload, that will represent you. Once you are done filling out the profile info, you can start using the site to have some great fun. You can often chat in either real time, or by placing comments, which are posted for others to reply back to, as soon as they are logged in, and see your comments. You can usually search the site, and select anyone you want to add as a friend, and then you can message or contact that friend for a private chat or message exchange.Some people love posting and sharing photo’s of their hobbies or activities, vacation trips, holiday scenes or whatever they want to share with others, another fun thing is you can even play games on these sites, and compete against other members, or help them out in some games. Some of the sites let you send virtual gifts and messages to friends when they have Birthdays or celebrate other events.You can also monitor your profile and the site, via your cell phone or other such device, and usually you can even post messages and photos from your cell phone or other devices too. Like any such sites, use common sense and safety, you don’t want the world knowing things you meant to keep private, so join and participate in any such sites as your own risk.I have been a member of two online social sites for a long time, and have had great fun using them. Now you have no reason to have nothing to do during your spare time in the cold months, join an online social site for an exciting experience, it’s a great way to make new friends and to keep in touch with others, and it’s a wonderful activity to help fight the winter blues.You may publish this article in your ezine, newsletter or on your web site as long as it is reprinted in its entirety and without modification except for formatting needs or grammar corrections.