#FollowFriday – Kathy Steele (@KathySteele)

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Follow Friday | 5 comments

If you know me at all, then you know that one of my passions is connecting with people. In fact, one of the stated purposes of this blog is to highlight local Chicago people and businesses doing great work in the Internet marketing space.

With that in mind, I present to you Kathy Steele who is a managing partner and co-founder of Desert Rose Design. I stumbled across Kathy on twitter several months ago and noticed her suburban Chicago location (Snap Twitter Tip – PLEASE to be sure to include your location your twitter bio). Because we were located nearby one another, and because we had similar interests, Kathy and I agreed to get together at some point in the future.

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#FollowFriday: Tim McDonald (@tamcdonald)

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Follow Friday, Social Media | 4 comments

Well, it’s Friday morning.

Had a terrific night last night at Social Media Club Chicago – watching Amber Naslund present on her new book The NOW Revolution. Great preso, Recommended.

Last night presented a great opportunity to hang out with lots of friends, and to make many new ones. I really enjoyed my time spent with Lisa Diomede, Barb Rozgonyi, Jeannie Walters, Mitch Byrne and so many others.

One of the guys I always enjoy hanging with  is Tim McDonald. Because of that (and for another reason you’ll read about shortly) Tim is this week’s Follow Friday!

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#FollowFriday – Lisa Petrilli (@lisapetrilli)

Posted by on Jan 7, 2011 in Follow Friday, Social Media | 7 comments

I honestly don’t remember when I started following Lisa Petrilli on Twitter, but I can’t remember a time when she was not in my stream. When we met in person this past December at the inaugural #Cocktails4Causes event at the Drake Hotel, I teased her that I felt like a stalker because I follwed her on twitter, got the MENG newsletter which she was involved with, and then bumped into her again as the co-host of #LeadershipChat. Everywhere I wanted to be, she seemed to be there first. Ah, well.

Here’s a short list of reasons why you need to follow Lisa:

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#FollowFriday – Nicole Crimaldi (@mscareergirl)

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in Follow Friday, Social Media | 0 comments

I’m a fan of Nicole Crimaldi.  There.  I’ve said it.  We connected on Twitter a while back when I realized we were on the same Metra Train in from the Western Suburbs of Chicago.  We were both tweeting away, and I recognized her home town right away.  Later on, I guest blogged a post for her, and during our exchange, she really encouraged me to start blogging.  I knew I needed to get to blogging.  Heck, I had started and stopped and started and stopped a few dozen times, on 5 or 6 different domain names.  It took Nicole kicking me in the pants to really get me going.  For that I’ll always owe her a debt of gratitude!

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#FollowFriday – Gwynne Monahan (@econwriter5)

Posted by on Nov 26, 2010 in Follow Friday, Social Media | 0 comments

I’ve been following Gwynne Monahan (@econwriter5) for so long now its hard to remember how we “met” online.  My recollection is that it was one of those crazy, fortuitous moments, because we were both sort of hanging out in the same circles.  I don’t know too many people that are more interactive on Twitter.  She tweets a LOT.  But she is absolutely not a self promoter.  She uses Twitter much more as a conversation tool – almost a substitute for some instant messaging tool.  I admire that approach (and try to emulate it as much as I can).  I’m grateful to have met her, and think you will be too!

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