On Twitter, #FollowFriday is a Friday Hashtag tradition that I think has just about ran its course. I have never really been a big fan of listing people’s IDs with the #followfriday hashtag. And Honestly, I am getting tired of tweets like “@humptydumpty @scoobydoo @jollygreengiant @Harryspider #followfriday”. If I am going to recommend someone to follow, I want to let you know why I recommend them. I also have too many people who I follow that I would want to recommend. So the whole purpose of this post is to list some of the people I get the most value out of on Twitter and to give you quick summary of why I recommend them.
@Cruiselog – Gene Sloan, writer of the USA Today Cruise Log. One of the original new media cruise writers. Gene utilizes twitter very well for conversation and Retweeting valuable information to those interested in cruising.
@ChrisBrogan – I have learned more fresh information about how to best use new media from the stuff Chris was writing in 2007, then I have from some other social media blogs. If you want to learn as much as possible about marketing in online media today and in the future you have to check out chrisbrogan.com.
@howardlindzon – creator of @stocktwits, and Wallstrip. Howard is funny and gives great insight into trends and potential investments based on those trends. One of the first people I followed on Twitter.
@ADHDParenting great advice for families who have children with ADHD. She won the Shorty Award for giving the best #health related content over Twitter.
@AlohaArleen the friendliest person on Twitter. Just as nice in person!
@WaltRibeiro – The orchestra kid (Internets Music teacher). He has built a huge Youtube Following. When I met him in NYC he was introduced to me as potentially the next @GaryVee…I also hear Walt was recently in the Wall Street Journal. NICE!
@MadGringoCeo The hottest Resort and Cruise Wear on the Internets, a great brand, and humorous blog and Tweets.
Some Charlotte, NC Favs:
@JAKRose – CLT Social/New Media RockStar. And if you are looking for a new pair of heels he may know where to find them. http://jasonkeath.com/
@93Octane – The Social Media Evangelist who got me on Twitter. Continues to help grow a strong Social Media/Twitter Community in CLT.
@jruckman – Creator of CLTBlog.com, the kid does great work with all media, video, writing, and music…
@Toryn the winner of the CruiseSource.us Free Cruise on Twitter….and after returning from her free cruise she has been a guest writer on CruiseSource.us.
Some Great Travel Twitterers –
@Soultravelers3 – Website: Soultravelers3.com – a family of 3 completing a slow trip around the world. They are on 2.5 years and their daughter is under age 8. A great story to follow.
@Juliemarg – Website: – Thingsyoushoulddo.com – She is always filling Twitter with cool things to do in cities across the US.
@WildEarth – Website: WildEarth.tv – Daily Live Safari videos in the Bush of Africa.
@DanTraveling – Videographer in Southern US – website: Dantraveling.com The Traveling Mama’s – @Cajun_Mama, @MudslideMama – Website: TravelingMamas.com
@EverywhereTrip – Gary Arndt Tweeting across the world, 45 countries since March 2007
@WorldNomad – Travel Safety Expert and Social Media Evangelist – Website WorldNomad.com
@RoadRetraveled – Simone Di Santi – Travel Tidbits Podcaster, and Travel Videographer – website: Aroadretraveled.com
@InfoaboutAlaska – a Great twitter resource for, you guessed it, info about Alaska.
That is My #FollowFriday list….There are actually many more and I feel bad for leaving friends off of the list…if I kept going I would just be creating a Twitter directory. If you are not on Twitter, sign up for an account today and follow this list of people. Read their Tweets and click on their links…they all add value to your day! Then you will see what all the hype is about.