We social media people spend a lot of time together. Some of this time is productive, while some is not. Regardless, many of us feel as if we know one another pretty well. We rely on each other to answer questions, support our goals, provide insights, and build us up when we’re down. That’s a lot of work for friends who we may never even have met.
My Twitter friend Margie Clayman (@margieclayman) recently wrote about feeling like she doesn’t provide her social media friends with appreciation frequently enough. I’m pretty sure she’s onto something here. Aside from Margie, here are 5 Tweeters I Appreciate (in no particular order):
1. Mack Collier (@mackcollier)
I blame Mack for my little Twitter problem. I can’t remember how I came to follow Mack, but I know that he was one of the first (strangers) people I followed. This, of course, led to my introduction to #blogchat. The rest, as they say, is history.
Blogchat not only fueled my love of blogging and Twitter, it also is how I met the majority of my Twitter tribe.
Blogchat is my favorite thing about Sunday night. Mack is my favorite thing about #blogchat. His insights and management of the chat are invaluable. He is kind, funny, fair, and always helpful. Mack even took time from his busy schedule to speak for an hour with two of my students who were learning about blogging. It was the highlight of the semester.
2. Dan Cenzia (@cdcenzia)
Dan is a former student and a wonderful friend. He’s also super talented and intelligent.
Dan frequently tweets me comments and responds to my blog posts. He may well be one of my most loyal readers. Keeping this in mind, I frequently think of “student Dan” and what he might like to read or need to know when I’m deciding what to write about or how to approach a subject.
Dan supports my creative process and challenges me to think about subjects further through his comments. I love it when the student becomes the teacher!
3. Peggy Fitzpatrick (@pegfitzpatrick)
This woman is so sweet that she gives me a toothache. Seriously! I’ve never met someone so peppy and fabulous. Every conversation with Peggy is an enjoyable one. I loved her from the first time that she welcomed me to #MyBookClub, even though I hadn’t read the book. I also adore a new site she’s part of called 12most.
4. Bernice Wood (@womanonajourney)
I swear some days that Bernice is spying on me. How does she know exactly what to Tweet right when I need it? Bernice is working her way through a life with meaning. She’s taking me with her (probably on accident). I don’t think she’s ever written a blog post that hasn’t helped me or touched me in some way. You can’t ask for better than that.
5. Darren Rowse (@problogger)
It’s probably against some kind of unwritten rule to include a guy like Darren on a list like this, but I’ve learned about blogging from reading his blog, his book and participating in the 31 Days Challenge.
Darren helped me realize that leaving my full-time writing job to teach didn’t actually mean that I had to stop writing full time. I’m not a problogger yet, but I’m loving every step of the process.
Darren has helped me be a better blogger and become a more well-rounded professor for those who plan to be writers in the future.
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Who are the Tweeters you most appreciate?