That’s tough dude because school is usually the place that people are social and interact with each other. But one of my best friends did what you were doing. What he did was join the community theatre group. You’ll need to find activities in your town where you can interact with others of your age. Because you are right, a lot of time it’s “out of sight, out of mind.” Other than that, be extremely active on social media so people CAN’T forget you. Also, check out Meetup.com for clubs and activities in your area. If you PM me, I can help you find stuff in your specific area that might be good/fun for you.
I am already looking into a few local activities, but I could be more active on Facebook (haven’t been on in a few months).
I’m also social (I don’t get uncomfortable in social situations) but reserved, and I have a very low voice. Any suggestions how to keep people’s attention when I talk? – LIVE2KILL
The topics and not the volume are what are going to keep people around. Read the book How To Work A Room. It’s a little dated, but has a lot of great tips.
Okay, will do, thanks! – LIVE2KILL