A Twitter Love Song to My Tweeps (Are You In It?)
Introducing #SocialSong Saturday, because #FF Just Isn’t Enough
As I sit here on Saturday morning after a week glued to Twitter, where I’ve been meeting some terrific, smart, funny people and learning a lot from the content they share, I’m thinking that Follow Friday is so, well, yesterday. Not only does it fail to fully express my admiration and gratitude, but a simple #FF is no #FFing good at revealing any of the insights that have been shared with me.
Love Has No Shame, on Twitter or Elsewhere
So, casting pride aside, today I begin a weekly song fest dedicated to those who have shared the most useful, interesting or motivating tweets with me this week:
You’re my lead-off Twitter Love mostly because your ultra-simple, just give-em-the-content-and-be-yourself homepage video inspired me to break out my video camera and create #SongSong Saturday. You also offer a stream of useful content and interesting guest bloggers at SpinSucks
I’d like to say we commiserated in the comment section of your post “When It Gets Real” about how great it is to see our latest best-seller in the bookstores. Alas, mine is still in the works. Still, we did discover a common love of the writer’s spirit (that is, well-aged single malt scotch).
Your Tao is what first got me to say “Wow! This guy is good.” You often manage to slap me up side the head with that Twitter Tough Love, as in your post “This is why I’m not reading or tweeting your blog post,” which cruelly pointed out my deficiencies in the headline arena. To top it off, you used me as inspiration for another post, “Ten reasons to blog even if nobody reads it.”
OK, this may only qualify as a bromance, but you caught my eye with Poetry Friday, a fresh, almost shaming reminder of why I love words and writing in the first place. Check out yesterday’s post on Sheamus Heney, and his poem “Digging.” This week I also came across a previous post on Shel Silverstein that should make any writer want to go out and play with real abandon. The poems notwithstanding, my favorite insight of this week coming from you was actually this little gem: Attention is king (finally, somebody recognizes that content is just the delivery boy). Just one question for you… when is Gerard Manley Hopkins slated to appear?
I lust after your ability to consistently curate and tweet meaningful content,(thankfully including some of mine) as well as create it, as in your post encouraging a little creative risk. You hold the #1 spot in this anglophile’s AngloFile Twitter list (yes, I know you’re a Kiwi, but it’s all about where you live).
I believe I fell in Twitter Love with you when you started promoting #vetsmatter, which got me to run my own raise-money-for-returning-vets-on-Twitter campaign (now concluded, the full amount donated). This week you gave the Devil’s advocate his due in a nifty post that takes Hubspot, and all of us, to task. And of course, there’s always #hecklershangout to look forward to. We’ll have another less than secret rendezvous there again soon!
I first fell in love with you offline, with your SEO book (you were one of my first teachers; can’t say I’m yet exactly an A, or even a C, student). But, as an SEO guru, you left yourself open to my crack about being the SEO police when you shared the Inbound Town infographic. Hopefully everyone will visit your blog to see what a real SEO police force can do.
Sing Me A Comment or Two
OK, that’s it for the very first installment of #SocialSong Saturday. Let me know what you think, and feel free to add a couple of verses of your own in the comments section. (BTW, to you think I should have guest songbloggers offering up their own Twitter Love?)