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“Had I attended the festival in-person, I know I would have had a great time. But I don’t know that I would have put myself out there to the degree that I did on social media,” said Locke, who after that weekend saw lots of new followers for her movie-and-cocktail blog, Cinema Sips. “It was a really good way to build a community.”