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The #FollowFriday Recommendations for 2013 (So Far)

By: Gini Dietrich | August 30, 2013 | 
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The Spin Sucks #FollowFriday Recommendations for 2013By Gini Dietrich

Because Monday is a holiday for all of North America and LOTS of people will be sneaking out early today to extend their weekend just a little bit longer (raising my hand), I thought I’d do a recap of all of our #FollowFriday to date.

This makes it easy on me, of course, because I already have half the year complete from doing this very thing on July 5, but also because this means I will only have to do a quarter of the year in December.

If you are so inclined, there is a Feedly subscription to all of the blogs and a Twitter list so you can follow everyone’s feeds.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Me? My brother, brother-in-law, and nieces are visiting so I see a beach and picnics in my future.

#FollowFriday Recommendations for 2013 (So Far)

  1. Starting the year out right, Amy Vernon (my wife) shows us what it’s like to really be the bacon queen.
  2. See how Sam Fiorella is getting by with co-authoring a book with Danny Brown.
  3. Find out why Nick Kellet is the king of lists and what he wants you to do about it.
  4. Discover why I think Jon-Mikel Bailey is one of my most crazy (but completely lovable) friends.
  5. Check out some of the very cool things John Trader is doing at his company.
  6. Ask Elissa Freeman why she carries around so many snacks in her bag.
  7. Learn who Brian Vickery cheers for during football season.
  8. Ask DJ Waldow who is favorite writer is and learn more about his email marketing prowess.
  9. Read the comments to see how hilarious Laura Petrolino truly is and learn about her flying pig obsession.
  10. On an International Women’s Day post, learn more about the amazing women I get to work with every day.
  11. Get to know Dwayne Alicie who went back to school so he could join this crazy communications world we’re in.
  12. Learn more about Alaska big game guide Amber-Lee Dibble.
  13. One of our Top Ten guest bloggers of 2013, Erica Moss is more than just eyeglasses-obsessed.
  14. He got me to sing on camera (in a group, at the back) and threatens to make me do the same at Social Brand Forum in October. Presenting Chuck Kent.
  15. The mom of ultra-talented daughters and lover of theater, Liz Reusswig is a gem.
  16. A new addition to Visualy, Joe Cardillo created an infographic of beer vs. blogging…without being asked!
  17. In honor of her birthday, Aimee West was highlighted for her social media and web work at East Lansing Food Co-Op.
  18. A former client and all-around good guy, Brian Tudor has a love for all things comics.
  19. Otherwise known as Big Green Pen, Paula Kiger gives back to her community by leading book club at the women’s penitentiary.
  20. The great giver of delicious macaroons, Eden Spodek is a wife, mother to two boys, blogger, and PR pro.
  21. A Second City graduate, Rob Biesenbach is a comedian, speaker, communicator, and actor.
  22. A Canadian native, Sherrilynne Starkie has lived in several countries and backpacked through even more.
  23. You know her as Word Ninja, Amanda Eastep is also a travel blogger and writer.
  24. Although he hates this joke, it’s pretty easy to remember Clay Morgan’s last name…big M, little organ.
  25. You know Tara Geissinger as the co-founder of SEO Content Solutions. I know her as the mom of 10-year-old triplets.
  26. A cyclist, a singer-songwriter, a PR professional, and all-around good guy, please reacquaint yourselves with Pepe LePew, er Bob LeDrew.
  27. Is he really Dear Abby? My friends and I think he might be, but you know him as Josh Wilner.
  28. One of the only women at work, Susan Cellura knows how to get things done and still be respected for her gender.
  29. Jen Zingsheim not only was featured just a week ago, she gets to remain in the sidebar of the blog for one more week.

Not to be left behind, while I was celebrating my 10 year anniversary in Paris with Mr. D, Jay Dolan and Chuck Kent created #FollowFriday posts not to be missed.

And three weeks ago, I was suffering from a concussion, road rash up and down my body, and Toby the Hematoma (who has no intention of going anywhere) and couldn’t focus. Chuck Kent not only volunteered to help, he wrote a smashing post about the qualities you need to receive a #FollowFriday feature here.

Don’t forget…an easy way to follow everyone is both on the Feedly subscription to all of the blogs and on a Twitter list.

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.

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