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#FollowFriday: Nancy Myrland

By: Gini Dietrich | January 14, 2011 | 
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I have a friend (yes one) named Nancy Myrland. Nancy isn’t going to like it much when I say this, but she is the nicest person on the face of this earth. She’s so kind and generous that she makes you feel guilty just being with her. And she has this wit that comes out of nowhere, which makes it even more funny.

One of my favorite Nancy stories is that I was walking home last summer and there was a crazy lady  on State Street, in the middle of the Loop in Chicago, yelling at how the aliens were going to get us and we should all be saved now. I mean, she was yelling at the top of her lungs. So I put something witty about it as my status update on Facebook. And Nancy writes, “I was hoping no one saw me!” That was so funny to me because I had to compare the nicest person on the face of this earth to this crazy woman yelling about aliens and God. Hilarious.

And those are just the first reasons Nancy is today’s #FollowFriday.

Turns out Nancy is pretty valuable, from a business sense, too. Though she blogs for marketers who work in the legal industry, her information is useful for any business. She typically has news about Facebook before the rest of us have even logged on to see what is new. And she’s already dug through the changes to give you the pros and cons.

She also writes Myrland Marketing Moments, which gives you just one simple tip to do for the day. They’re always useful to consider, even if it’s something you’re already doing.

I hope she doesn’t mind my telling you the personal side of things. Her mom, who she moved to Florida for the winter late last fall, had a nasty fall the week before Christmas and Nancy was on a plane within seconds and down there to help her…and hasn’t left her side since then. There aren’t many of us who would not just jump on a plane, but miss Christmas with our families, and stay for more than a month to help.

See…nicest person on the face of this earth.

So check out Nancy. Follow her on Twitter, read (and subscribe to) her blog, connect with her on LinkedIn, friend her on Facebook, and get to know her. Though you’ll feel guilty that you’ll never be that nice, you’ll learn a thing or two about yourself.

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

25 comments
thewhalehunters
thewhalehunters

Couldn't agree more. Nancy really deserves being called out and highlighted--thanks for being the one to do it Gini!

3HatsComm
3HatsComm

Great pick Gini, I've enjoyed following @NancyMyrland and reading her blog. Nice to learn a little more about her.

JulioRVarela
JulioRVarela

How much do I love this? SOOOOOOOOO much. Two of my favorite people on Twitter and in the world in general. This post explains what Twitter is all about. Shouting about talented friends and people.

NancyMyrland
NancyMyrland

Dear, Dear Gini, what am I supposed to say, but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for doing this, and for going in to so much detail. You not only took me completely by surprise, but you humbled me, and *almost* left me speechless (almost because that's very hard to do!).

My life is so much richer with you in it, from the texts we have shared out of nowhere about anything at all, to you checking on me on a regular basis this past month while taking care of Mom, to your words of encouragement and confidence via Facebook messaging, to your kindness in including me in in communication with other friends and colleagues.

I don't think you actually realize what a good friend you have become, and how constantly loyal, kind and funny you are...well, maybe the funny part. ;-) I treasure you, not just because of this amazingly kind post, but because you never cease to fill my heart with you.

I love you dearly, and am so happy you and I have been placed in each other's lives. Please pretend I'm there, giving you a HUGE hug, okay?!

You've made my day!

Nancy

JustInTheSouth
JustInTheSouth

I agree with you Nancy is both nice and amazing! I have learned a lot from her the past year! Great suggestion Gin!

NancyMyrland
NancyMyrland

@3HatsComm Davina, thanks, and also for being so kind when you leave comments on my blog. I'm glad to know you.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@3HatsComm Look at you piling up the Livefyre points! I'm digging through your comments here and I love what you said about the Brogan piece earlier this week. I always think your comments are gold!

NancyMyrland
NancyMyrland

@JulioRVarela Julio, I love being one of your favorite people ... truly!!! Yes, this IS what all of this is all about, not to mention what life is about. Gini is very kind, as are you my friend.

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

@NancyMyrland@ginidietrich
Gini failed to give you my official title which is on my business card: Chief Alien of Sky Pulse Media. Its ok we are oppressed all the time. Even on @Danny Brown 's blog. It say 'Check here to prove you are human' I hate lying but there was no choice for 'other sentient being'

Don't worry his house is first to be invaded when the starfleet arrives next week.

NancyMyrland
NancyMyrland

@HowieG @ginidietrich Howie, forget I asked about the aliens coming. How quickly I forgot about my screaming on State Street about the aliens. See, I'm messed up in the head!

NancyMyrland
NancyMyrland

@HowieG @ginidietrich Wow, Howie, um, I'm not sure what to say about that second paragraph. What aliens might you be talking about, or dare I ask? How did I fall in with Gini and the rough crowd there? There's a magnet there that appeals to the troubled, mischievous side of me...what can I say!?

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

@ginidietrich @NancyMyrland Nancy poor sweet Nancy. How did you fall in with Gini and the rough crowd here at Spin Sucks. Grats on your Follow Friday.

BTW the Aliens have come and I am feeling my kind being oppressed once again. But you wait. One day when the rest of my kind arrive (anyday now per the morse code cables) we will have the last laugh.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@NancyMyrland Dear Nancy, You're not supposed to come to the #FF and talk about why you love me. This is about YOU...it's YOUR day! I love you tons!!