#FollowFriday: Eric PudalovBy Gini Dietrich

Ladies and germs, please allow me to introduce one CrazyPens30 aka Eric Pudalov.

I first met Eric on Twitter and have gotten to know him in the past several years. Did you know he’s been a Spin Sucks crazy for more than three years?

He has an interesting story. He had an operation for a brain tumor at 14. Can you imagine? You’re hanging out by the lockers in the hallway at school, flirting with the cute girls, talking smack with your guy friends, and WHAM!

In his own words, the experience… “forced me to learn and function differently as an adult. In some areas, I need more feedback and assistance on the job than the average person.”

He majored in communications in college and eventually ended up at the Georgia Community Support and Solutions, where he manages community events.

GCSS is a nonprofit that serves the needs of adults and children with developmental disabilities.

Part of his responsibilities are to make others aware of how they are improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Through that, he has introduced social media to the non-profit’s stakeholders. They have a website, like every good organization should have, but he also created a Twitter account and a Facebook page to build deeper relationships with their audiences.

In the past couple of years, he has also added freelancer, blogger, and non-profit administrator to his role.

To that end, his goal is to eventually write full-time for a magazine or other publication, publish novels, have screenplays made into films, and interview interesting and well-known people.

Hey, Eric! You can interview me! Does that count??

He contributes to Yahoo!, has blogged here (only about once a year, which we need to increase), and writes for several other publications in his spare time.

If you don’t already know him from the comments here, I highly recommend you check him out and introduce yourself.

You can find him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and writing across the web.

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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