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.

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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