Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: Ingrid Abboud

By: Gini Dietrich | December 3, 2010 | 

To say Ingrid Abboud is a riot would be putting it mildly. She’s a mess of insanity wrapped up in a ball of fun. I mean, F-U-N! And we all know how much I like fun people. So that is why today’s #FollowFriday is Ingrid Abboud.

I don’t remember how I met Ingrid (some social network to be sure), but I am so happy I did! She writes a blog called Nitty Griddy she calls “a kinda social media journal.” The blog just celebrated its one year blogoversary so you’ll have to pop over there and congratulate her…or it!

But what I love most about her blog is the SuperPost Sunday wrap-up she does every week. People say I write a lot of content. I am nothing compared to what she pulls together every Sunday. It’s really all you need – she does all of the heavy lifting for you. I mean, all of the heavy lifting.

She is a prolific writer (i.e. she writes really long comments) and does it in a way that is entertaining, humorous, sarcastic, and off-kilter. We invited her to guest blog for Spin Sucks and she just HAD to rub in that she couldn’t write for us until after her vacation to Paris, where she “used to live” so she “knows all the non-touristy things to do.” Blah, blah, blah.  I told her she could have a deadline extension if she took me with her. I don’t think she knows I’m serious.

This holiday video that Danny Brown and Troy Claus did at Bonsai Interactive sums her up nicely. I suggest watching the whole thing just because it’s cool, but you can fast forward to :47 to see what I mean (and if you want to make fun of me, start at :37).

So follow Ingrid on Twitter. Read her blog. And get to know her. I promise she’ll have you spitting coffee at your computer screen at least once a day (cough, no pressure, Nitty Griddy!).

About Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

  • HowieSPM

    Summed up you like Ingrid because she does all your heavy lifting. I see how you operate. Did you tell Meagan when you hired her? I can see every Friday now people waking up with sweats at 3am hoping not to be in this blogspot. Shonali already curses you for now she is stuck with me on the Twitter pestering her about how she going into Public Radio. She keeps saying something about her calling to Public Service or something like that.

    Next week you need to call Ingrid and ask….was it worth it? Sometimes fame comes with a price. (Though to be fair I bribe Danny Brown with Livefyre points)

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM Now come on. I’m smarter than that. WHY would I warn anyone?? And you? You keep your mouth shut. By the time they figure it out, it’s too late!

  • @ginidietrich @HowieSPM So smart you admit to your cheating and conniving ways in a public comment stream – well done..!

    Howie, worth a point, dude? 😉

  • @ginidietrich @HowieSPM HA!

  • Ingrid is absolutely perfect for your recommendation here. One half crazy, one half fun, and three halves cool. Being cute and European doesn’t hurt either. 🙂

  • HowieSPM

    @Dannybrown @ginidietrich I am the opposite of Bob the 260lb burley Irish chef in NY whom put me up against a wall once since I fresh from 2.5 years at Arizona State University and he said ‘If you ever call me dude again you are going to be stuff in the broiler’

    Dude always gets a Livefiyre point with me. Just don’t tell anyone. I might be NYC born and raised on Long Island but I am all Los Angeles Beach after 17 years of the Left Coast 😉 Though this cold weather is irking me! LOL

  • @HowieSPM @ginidietrich Hehe, i only use “dude” to irk Gini, but hey, if it gets a point, it’s all yours, dude 🙂

  • ginidietrich

    @Dannybrown So. True! But how is she five halves?! That’s two and a half people!

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM @Dannybrown This whole exchange just makes me laugh!

  • @ginidietrich @HowieSPM You’re not getting a Like for that, Dietrich…

  • @ginidietrich Still not enough! 🙂

  • Gotta agree totally with this post and #FF suggestion. I love me some Ingrid and her comments (although long) are some of the ones I appreciate the most. She puts her thoughts and personality into everything she does. She’s also a fellow BU COM Grad graduate, so I feel a connection there too.

    I’m chasing on your heels, Ingrid. You just wait till I write a #FF post about me on my blog and see all the great things I have to say about myself. Then you’ll see. You’ll ALL see.

  • @joey_strawn Flim flam bangarang

  • @Dannybrown uummmmmmm……….yes?

  • @joey_strawn Ask that lauren fernandez girl 😉

  • ginidietrich

    @Dannybrown @joey_strawn lauren fernandez Pish posh.

  • ginidietrich

    @Dannybrown @HowieSPM Boooooo!!!

  • Gini Gini Gini!
    Where do I begin?

    I was all set on leaving you a nice little drive-by comment like “Hey, thanks a lot for writing about me” just to see your reaction, but I’m simply incapable of it haha. Plus,it wouldn’t do any justice to this absolutely awesome, kick-ass, mind-blowing and hysterical post you wrote about me. I can’t thank you enough. Saying YOU ROCK would be an understatement for you have no idea how much I appreciate this. You spoiled me and touched me (not physically obviously) with all your kind, funny and encouraging words. And the best part is: They’re all true lol.

    I couldn’t get home fast enough today to see what my surprise was. I was on the verge of bribing the cab to drive faster (my car is in the garage or else I would be behind bars for flying lol) so that I could see this and of course REPLY!!!

    It’s strange that you said I leave long comments. Hmmm…I don’t recall mine ever being more than a couple lines – I mean chapters LOL ;). I think Danny, Troy and Joey (as well as 100 others) can vouch for that.

    You made my day, night and week! I think I’ve called about XX people already threatening them to stop whatever it was they were doing to come read this. And so what if it’s already midnight here, it’s Friday night – all they have to do is rush back home to read this!

    Now about rubbing in the Paris thing…have you had a talk with yourself about those hissie fits yet? Cause I have no intention of spending a night at the customs jail because you can’t let go of your lip-gloss – I don’t care how many miles its flown and how many major airports its gone through lol!

    Okay, now I have to leave you here to go reply to all the other comments on your post hehe. YaY I think Christmas came early this year hihi.

    Once again. You are simply fantastic in every which way and I too am ‘uber’ happy that I’ve gotten to know you. I will have a guest post for you soon I hope – now that there’s no pressure and all. Really, it’s not like I’m gonna’ be panicking or biting my nails to try and come up with something good for ya – nooo, not at all! And thank you for adding that extra bit of stress to my vacation where while I’m relaxing I’ll be thinking “GINI, SPIN SUCKS, GINI, SPIN SUCKS, MUST WRITE A KICK-ASS POST SO AS NOT TO DISAPPOINT GINI!!!”

    All the best to you Gini – always
    And thanks again for everything.
    You see, I told you my comments aren’t thaaaaaaat long ;).
    Cheers and Cheers again!

  • @joey_strawn Joey, thank you so much for that :). Why do people keep saying my comments are long? So strange – I never go more than a page lol ;).

    I’m super happy to know that you enjoy reading them and YES, I do try to put a bit of thought and a part of my personality (or multiple lol) in them.

    My fellow BU COM pal, I’m blushing due to your kind words. Thank you!

    I’ll be looking forward to reading your post about you lol. There’s nothing like tootin’ your own horn – I love it and I feel like doing it everyday haha. I’ll be waiting to SEE!

    Keep rockin’ Joey! I’m excited to read your next kick-ass post! You seem to pop one after the other. Right on!

  • @Dannybrown @ginidietrich Danny, now you have me counting halves and stuff at 1 am – WTF haha. I luv your description of me ;). Just one little thing – plug in Middle Eastern instead of European – even though I was born and raised there and lived in a few places – MOI is Lebanese to the core :)!

    In all seriousness though, I’m so happy to have gotten to know you over these last couple of months. And thank yo so much for those awesome things you said.
    You da Man Danny Brrrrrown!

  • I had to come by to see what all the fuss is about. What a fun little place 🙂

    You seem to be everywhere Ingrid. No wonder you can afford to be giving away millions!

    I’ll have to stop by again, Gini.


  • @HowieSPM Howie, I think you have a point there! I never thought that my “heavy lifting” was the reason Gini liked me. I can’t believe she managed to put a “spin” on all that! Thank you so much for pointing this little bit of info out. I feel so used and violated hahaha. You’re my new ‘real’ friend Howie :)).

    But honestly – Gini can call me next year even and I’ll still say “YES!!! It was worth it – every minute and every word of it!” :))

    Cheers to fame!

  • I knew I left something out lol! wait till you see what I have in store for ya this SuperPost Sunday hehe. Wow, that was the shortest comment ever! YaY :))

  • ginidietrich

    @Rick_LaPoint Thanks Rick! You should totally stop by again. We do about 25% learning and 75% making fun of one another. It’s fun!!

  • ginidietrich

    @Griddy I would have peed my pants if you’d just said thank you and left. In fact, I would have laughed so hard, I would have sent it to @Dannybrown and troyclaus via email to laugh with me! So hold that in your hip pocket. You may need to pull it out sometime.

  • ginidietrich

    @Griddy @HowieSPM I’d be careful about who you associate with. I am, after all, bailing Howie out of jail this weekend.

  • ginidietrich

    @Griddy @Dannybrown It’s like my insisting Danny is Canadian because he lives there. His Scottish accent is fake. He’s Canadian.

  • @ginidietrich @Rick_LaPoint Gini, why are you scaring Rick away? Rick, contrary to others here – I am a serious woman who doesn’t make fun of anyone – but herself lol. Nice to see you here Mr. LaPoint – I’ll be looking forward to reading your next post. Oh, and those millions are Pesos – plus some Twitter luv haha.


  • @ginidietrich @Dannybrown troyclaus I swear to you that I was so close to doing that lol. But then I too would have had to send an email – to YOU – saying all the rest. You see, I’ve got the Chandler (from Friends) Syndrome – I just can’t keep it in – my appreciation and sarcasm need their wings ;).

    BTW – does that make any sense? I totally thought it was witty at first but now I’m like HUH? Wings what?

  • @ginidietrich @Dannybrown @joey_strawn Are you all hooked on phonics or something? What’s all this pish posh, flim flam talk. This is a mature blog with serious content for intelligent and articulate people – so please keep your comments accordingly hahahaha :)!

  • @ginidietrich @HowieSPM YaY! You just brought back some great memories. Oh, how I miss bailing my friends out from jail. I’ve gotten to know most of the cops in and around the Boston area hahaha.

    “Exkweeze me ociffer, I am from Lebanon, my English not very best. You say I make going very fast? It’s gouddd, no?” (flash that smile Ingrid lol)

  • @ginidietrich @HowieSPM Sorry – what I meant to say was – in and around the Boston area and the i95 all the way to New York lol.

  • @ginidietrich @Dannybrown HA, I knew that accent was just a ruse lol!

  • @ginidietrich @Griddy troyclaus I won’t hold my breath… 😉

  • @Griddy @ginidietrich @joey_strawn You were doing so well until you mentioned “mature” and “this blog” in the same sentence…

  • @Griddy @ginidietrich Hey, it gets me into clubs 😉

    Funnily enough, I used to date a Moroccan girl. I know, not Lebanese. Just thought I’d mention it 🙂

  • @Dannybrown @ginidietrich Haha. I bet it does ;)!
    Oddly enough, I’ve never dated a Moroccan, a Scotsman or a Canadian lol! And I have no clue why I’m sharing that!

  • She’s funny? She writes (a LOT)? She hangs out with criminals like @ginidietrich , @Dannybrown, @joey_strawn and
    (and I suspect) @TroyClaus? And she’s Lebanese? I love her already. Ingrid, if you’re still in the Boston area, give me a shout. We’ll have kibbe! (And talk smack about those other shaitanis.)

  • @Katjaib @ginidietrich @Dannybrown @joey_strawn @TroyClaus Hiya Kat. LOL and loved your comment :).
    Yup – she’s all of those things. But in my defense those criminals are pretty frickin’ awesome – just the kind you want to be friends with :). I wish I was still in Boston 🙁 – miss it – but I do come for visits every once in a while. Kibbe sounds yummy and indeed we will have tons of smack to talk about them folks haha. BTW – do you speak Arabic? I’m guessing you like the Lebanese food though eh?

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving that cool message.

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