Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: Pimp Your Friends

By: Gini Dietrich | December 31, 2010 | 
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I thought about doing a normal #FollowFriday today, but I don’t want the person and blog I’m going to recommend to get shafted because it’s New Year’s Eve. And on November 12, I did a “Your Choice” #FollowFriday. So here I am stuck…what do I do?

But there is a loophole! Last month I asked you for one blog (that wasn’t your own), the URL, and a sentence or two about why you like to read it.

So this time, your recommendation should be someone on Twitter who you really enjoy following. Please provide their name, their Twitter handle (in the format of @username so Livefyre will alert them of your recommendation and also so we can click on their name and follow them), and one or two sentences about why you enjoy following them.

So it should read something like this, “I recommend @ginidietrich because she is ugly and mean. No one likes her very much, but if we all rally and kill her with kindness, perhaps she’ll stop being so cranky.”

Two rules: It cannot be yourself and you can recommend only one person.

So have at it! Who do you #FollowFriday?

P.S. I’m not doing a Top Five news stories again this week. It’ll be back next week!

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.

  • I recommend extremelyavg because he’s really funny, a killer writer and makes me want to take up woodworking. Oh, and all his tiny boxes have names. And Henry Wood Detective Agency is GREAT.

  • I recommend extremelyavg because he’s really funny, a killer writer and makes me want to take up woodworking. Oh, and all his tiny boxes have names. And Henry Wood Detective Agency is GREAT.

  • “I recommend ginidietrich because she is ugly and mean. No one likes her very much, but if we all rally and kill her with kindness, perhaps she’ll stop being so cranky.”

  • “I recommend ginidietrich because she is ugly and mean. No one likes her very much, but if we all rally and kill her with kindness, perhaps she’ll stop being so cranky.”

  • JulioRVarela

    There are so many people I would want to recommend, but I have decided to add a new name to this: I recommend that you follow ergeekgoddess Elianne Ramos is a social media dynamo. She is the hostess one of the coolest hashtags communities on Twitter: Latinos in Social Media (#latism). She gives, shares, and suppports so many people, and she is one of the sweetes people I know.

  • JulioRVarela

    There are so many people I would want to recommend, but I have decided to add a new name to this: I recommend that you follow ergeekgoddess Elianne Ramos is a social media dynamo. She is the hostess one of the coolest hashtags communities on Twitter: Latinos in Social Media (#latism). She gives, shares, and suppports so many people, and she is one of the sweetes people I know.

  • JulioRVarela

    @justinthesouth ginidietrich She can be a grump as well and is also known to stop talking to me on a regular basis. But being the kind person that I am, I take her abuse and always welcome her back with open arms.

  • JulioRVarela

    @justinthesouth ginidietrich She can be a grump as well and is also known to stop talking to me on a regular basis. But being the kind person that I am, I take her abuse and always welcome her back with open arms.

  • @JulioRVarela I agree with you about ginidietrich I just take her abuse and live with it! Glad we could agree on this!

  • @JulioRVarela I agree with you about ginidietrich I just take her abuse and live with it! Glad we could agree on this!

  • I recommend Pamela Grow, pamelagrow for her wisdom and generosity around nonprofit management. I just got onto Twitter AND just started a nonprofit, and her insights have made both processes much less intimidating and more intuitive. She is the queen of the story – always reminding us it’s all about people – which is key to remember when communicating with little avatars. I am grateful to Twitter for helping me find her!

  • I recommend Pamela Grow, pamelagrow for her wisdom and generosity around nonprofit management. I just got onto Twitter AND just started a nonprofit, and her insights have made both processes much less intimidating and more intuitive. She is the queen of the story – always reminding us it’s all about people – which is key to remember when communicating with little avatars. I am grateful to Twitter for helping me find her!

  • DonovanGroupInc

    Because she says 1,000 words in #365days2010 I enjoy following @abbyharenberg – if she wasn’t in Chicago she’d be a constant on my team here for client photos in Toronto. Great initiative here BFF – happy new year everyone. Andy

  • DonovanGroupInc

    Because she says 1,000 words in #365days2010 I enjoy following @abbyharenberg – if she wasn’t in Chicago she’d be a constant on my team here for client photos in Toronto. Great initiative here BFF – happy new year everyone. Andy

  • sjhalestorm

    Tim Jahn – @timjahn. Not only is he what I consider to be an authority on creative startups/entrepreneurs, but he’s not afraid to disagree with anybody & have a constructive & intelligent conversation based in reality. Best of all? It’s all in an effort to learn & help others learn.

  • sjhalestorm

    Tim Jahn – @timjahn. Not only is he what I consider to be an authority on creative startups/entrepreneurs, but he’s not afraid to disagree with anybody & have a constructive & intelligent conversation based in reality. Best of all? It’s all in an effort to learn & help others learn.

  • I so enjoy @ginidietrich and well, Spinsucks, but I think that goes without saying, right? Even if she is ugly and mean, she still deserves some love.

    My offical #FollowFriday would have to be taryn kraimer because she keeps me connected with the fashion world, writes about and gives usable fashion advice, and doesn’t take herself too seriously.

  • I so enjoy @ginidietrich and well, Spinsucks, but I think that goes without saying, right? Even if she is ugly and mean, she still deserves some love.

    My offical #FollowFriday would have to be taryn kraimer because she keeps me connected with the fashion world, writes about and gives usable fashion advice, and doesn’t take herself too seriously.

  • 3HatsComm

    Forget engagement, talking shop, pithy advice about metrics and PR and other social media b.s. My pick to help every laugh off 2010 and hopefully welcome a better 2011 is badbanana aka Tim Siedell. Even if the new year sucks too, at least you’ll laugh once in a while.. unless you’re lame with no sense of humor. FWIW.

  • 3HatsComm

    Forget engagement, talking shop, pithy advice about metrics and PR and other social media b.s. My pick to help every laugh off 2010 and hopefully welcome a better 2011 is badbanana aka Tim Siedell. Even if the new year sucks too, at least you’ll laugh once in a while.. unless you’re lame with no sense of humor. FWIW.

  • Kenwork57

    I recommend anniemal She makes me roar.

  • Kenwork57

    I recommend anniemal She makes me roar.

  • I HIGHLY recommend lorne rubis He is the CEO of a very successful telecommunications company, but the real reason to follow him (and his blog) is because he is a very creative and original thought leader. His insights and thoughts on what he calls the Character Triangle are great reading for anyone. Character: have one don’t be one.

  • I HIGHLY recommend lorne rubis He is the CEO of a very successful telecommunications company, but the real reason to follow him (and his blog) is because he is a very creative and original thought leader. His insights and thoughts on what he calls the Character Triangle are great reading for anyone. Character: have one don’t be one.

  • patrickreyes

    I recommend charliecurve because he is passionate about Detroit and his family. Great person who continues to make a difference and encourages people to get out and do something to make a difference. Not to mention, he is as big a Lions fan as I am as evidenced by the following: http://vimeo.com/2652930

  • patrickreyes

    I recommend charliecurve because he is passionate about Detroit and his family. Great person who continues to make a difference and encourages people to get out and do something to make a difference. Not to mention, he is as big a Lions fan as I am as evidenced by the following: http://vimeo.com/2652930

  • lisagerber

    I’m a sucker for PR and wine so my recommendation is tomgable . I love his blog because he recommends great reads and shares best practices in pr and business in general. On twitter, he shares articles I wouldn’t otherwise have found and if you’ll pardon my francais, the piece de resistance: he is a wine writer and shares nuggets and tasting notes on great wines. I’ve become a stalker.

  • lisagerber

    I’m a sucker for PR and wine so my recommendation is tomgable . I love his blog because he recommends great reads and shares best practices in pr and business in general. On twitter, he shares articles I wouldn’t otherwise have found and if you’ll pardon my francais, the piece de resistance: he is a wine writer and shares nuggets and tasting notes on great wines. I’ve become a stalker.

  • tomgable

    @lisagerber tomgable Many thanks for the plug! The timing is good. I am just getting ready to post a few wine notes. Been lagging. Happy new year!

  • tomgable

    @lisagerber tomgable Many thanks for the plug! The timing is good. I am just getting ready to post a few wine notes. Been lagging. Happy new year!

  • 3HatsComm

    @tomgable @lisagerber I like to read about wine and PR, so good one.

  • 3HatsComm

    @tomgable @lisagerber I like to read about wine and PR, so good one.

  • I suggest you follow the ûber smart michelletripp – one of the top brand strategists I connected with in 2010.

  • I suggest you follow the ûber smart michelletripp – one of the top brand strategists I connected with in 2010.

  • ginidietrich

    I might repeat this on Friday so we can get a few more recommendations, but really appreciate the ones you guys have submitted! Except @justinthesouth. You’re a cheater.

  • ginidietrich

    I might repeat this on Friday so we can get a few more recommendations, but really appreciate the ones you guys have submitted! Except @justinthesouth. You’re a cheater.

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  • I’d like to recommend a guy from across the pondage; ivanwalsh We have become loyal supporters of each other in the small business space. he’s smart and he works really hard.

    The Franchise King

  • I’d like to recommend a guy from across the pondage; ivanwalsh We have become loyal supporters of each other in the small business space. he’s smart and he works really hard.

    The Franchise King

  • So many to suggest but how about adrielhampton my gov 2.0 guru friend, jonathanfleming my real estate goto guy, shonali & dannybrown our #PRapalooza partners and for good measure srvfpd_news the most innovative Fire District on the planet.

  • So many to suggest but how about adrielhampton my gov 2.0 guru friend, jonathanfleming my real estate goto guy, shonali & dannybrown our #PRapalooza partners and for good measure srvfpd_news the most innovative Fire District on the planet.

  • @hackmanj That is so nice of you, Joe. Thank you!

  • @hackmanj That is so nice of you, Joe. Thank you!

  • ginidietrich

    @Shonali @hackmanj Wow. You really don’t follow directions well, do you!? DQ’d!

  • ginidietrich

    @Shonali @hackmanj Wow. You really don’t follow directions well, do you!? DQ’d!

  • @ginidietrich @Shonali I followed the Twitter instructions “Pimp your friends” lol. You know it’s hard for me to read more than 140 digits.

  • @ginidietrich @Shonali I followed the Twitter instructions “Pimp your friends” lol. You know it’s hard for me to read more than 140 digits.

  • ginidietrich

    @hackmanj Too bad livefyre removed the dislike button.

  • ginidietrich

    @hackmanj Too bad livefyre removed the dislike button.

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