In the world of Twitter it is customary to send out a tweet (or 2 or 3) to your followers with #followfriday recommendations. It’s meant to be a way to endorse people you respect and encourage your followers to follow them. The tradition has grown to the point where it has become something of an annoyance to Twitterers whose streams are filled with relentless #ff tweets with long lists of names each Friday.
Some conscientious users attempt to make their #followfriday tweets more useful by explaining why you might follow a certain user — what is follow worthy about them? I like these kinds of tweets actually and do look for new people to follow on Fridays. Especially from sources whom I admire.
Last Friday @chrisbrogan suggested a new #followfriday tradition – where we blog our #ff recommendations and have a single tweet linking to our blog post. I think the idea has merit. I love the concept of #ff, genuinely enjoy sharing resources and letting people know that I think highly of them. At the same time, each week I’m more and more hesitant to spam the twittersphere with yet another #ff. Plus – I’m not limited in the amount of characters I can use to extol the virtues of my twitter friends!
So in the spirit of generosity I offer you these awesome folks to follow on Twitter.
@openskye – Kevin is new to Twitter, but old hat to marketing wit and insight. His web design firm has handled branding and design for some pretty large companies. Follow him for engaging conversations on corporate branding and marketing strategies.
@onemomsworld – I like Jen. She’s a work at home Mom who is both successful and affable. She’s the type of person that you know would make a good friend. If you’re a WAHM – check out her blog too for a fun look into another Mom’s busy world.
@jillwhalen – I RT and FF Jill often. She’s been a mentor to me on my SEO journey. One of the few elite SEO’s that I have found to be approachable and willing to help new SEO’s so I’m always looking for a reason to pay it forward back to her. But friendliness aside — Jill is also a thinker and tester in the field of SEO so what she says is valuable.
@gretchenrubin – I’m reading her book, “The Happiness Project” and its right in alignment with other studies I’m immersed in such as Quantum Physics, Feng Shui, Deepak Chopra & Tony Robbins. Her memoir is engaging, inspiring and human… and she actively blogs and twitters which brings the relationship of reader & author to life in a uniquely 2010 way.
@smashingmag – A must follow for web designers. Many smart and inspiring tweets throughout the week to keep you on top of your game.
That’s all for the week! What do you think? Who are your follow friday recommendations? Let me know in the comments!