For my 5000th tweet I thought I’d do a quick post about why I follow the people I do on my personal twitter account. The people I link to are the ones I’ve actually met
Starting from the top:
@mattcutts — Gotta follow him, cause I do SEO and well.. He’s Matt.
@chriswinfield — Chris is the man for social media promotion, had the pleasure of working with him multiple times, great guy, great work.
@garyvee — I actually was following his blog before he was a super star, cause I love wine, Gary’s awesome, but you probably knew that.
@dannysullivan — Kinda like Matt, a must follow, except his tweets get pretty interesting the later into the night it gets..
@acquireworth — Personal friend and health nut, also knows a crap ton about mixx.
@austincurtis — Personal friend, Actual Ninja, and sick ass designer, also does wedding photography on the weekends.
@stuntdubl — Much respect to Todd since I started out in this game, been following his blog since Day 1. Glad to get to know him on a personal level now too.
@oilman — He got hired on as my boss, so a mandatory follow.. He mostly just makes fun of me.
@robertpalmer — Personal friend, known him since high school, now he’s a kick ass desinger and blogger. Also owns the most spots on my favorite tweets list.
@zefrank — Who doesn’t love Ze?
@gregboser — SEO vet, infamous for viral conference interview videos that ask people if they know the definitions of obscure words.
@factive — Another go to guy for social media and just all around marketing. Lives in my home town (San Diego)
@sspencer — Infamous for confusing conference attendees with high level technical presentations, definately knows what he’s talking about.. Or at least sound like it..
@bcerwickd — Personal friend and coworker
@timhalberg — Personal friend and kick ass wedding photographer, seriously, if you need wedding photos hit him up!
@sugarrae — Much respect to Rae for knowledge on SEO and Affiliate Marketing.. But I’m not afraid of her like everyone else on twitter, she’s a shrimp.
@aussiewebmaster — Frank knows his stuff, fun to listen to cause of the accent and I always enjoy a blunt view.
@martinbowling — Super funny guy, loves beer (still waiting on that story
@brentcsutoras — Yet another go to guy for social media, tons of respect to Brent. Always enjoy catching up at meetups, and occasional IM’s because of the LOADs knowledge he has.
@redreinard — Personal friend and business partner for years. Genius programmer. Don’t talk to him, he’s busy.
@wldaily — What can I say? I love wine, I want all the deals I can get!
@TheMadHat — Can you say Bacon Explosion? Had one at IM Spring Break, it was fantastical, made one this past weekend, it was awesome-sauce, can’t wait for the next one.
@JordanKasteler — Good guy and party animal! Co-Founder of Search & Social.. It’s a fitting name.
@Oatmeal — Have you seen his comics?! Follow him. Find them.
@davesnyder — The other co-founder of search & social, really really nice guy. Super smart business mind.
@neoblog — Nice guy, did some really cool studies of twitter a long time ago.
@monicawright — She’s a MAINEiac! Like, from Maine. Super nice, SEO chick.
@MandaOtto — Good conversation when you engage her, seems to know what shes talking about
@lisabarone — Kneesockz!!! With a “z”, pretty funny, emo, oh, and she writes stuff.
@problogger — Mad respect from Day 1. If you’re reading my blog and you don’t know problogger, you’re doing it wrong. (or im doing it right, and its because of problogger)
@aaronwall — runs seobook, duh.
@webuildpages — Have they tweeted on this account? Used to be the home of some of my favs..
@neilpatel — Super smart marketing tips, pretty goofy though, just take him serious when he’s on the podium.
@barrybowman — I have a personal friend named barrie bowman that has red hair, i just thought it was way too much of a coincidence, i followed cause of that, this barry actually tweets out some cool stuff from time to time
@brentdpayne — does the seo for chicago times, always cool to see what he’s working on, plus we’ve had some really interesting dialogue over twitter
@leeodden — ranks #3 for “online marketing” — nuff said
@davenaylor — smart guy, good ideas, good accent, gotta mix in some foriegners
@andybeal — another authority in the space for sure
@vanessafox — Tons of respect, love the collaboration between seos and developers that she brings to the table
@jillwhalen — Had some interesting conversations for sure with Jill, as I’m sure most have
@davidkeffen — Funny guy, some corny jokes and good conversation
@copyblogger — Mad respect for this guy, I make sure to catch everything he puts out. DO IT
@katemorris — Smart Chick, Super nice, makes friends with everyone
@griffingranberg — Good guy, super happy all the time, dunno about you, but I need somma that in my work day!
@MichelleRobbins — Very witty and knows her geek culture. Also super nice. Helps run SEL and SMX
@rustybrick — Always has some good content to contribute
@Rhea — One of my favorite new “internet friends”, knows a crapload about SEO, puts up with sugarrae, and she and her husband are basically the gender inverse of me and my wife.
@calebkimbrough — Awesome texture designer, if you’re looking for textures, follow him.
@Pamela_Lund — Another one of those nice girls that knows about internet marketing, sorry guys, shes taken.
@GabGoldenberg — A super nice guy this time! Lots to contribute about SEO
@purposeinc — Hosts think tank and the infamous poker tourney at pubcon every year, good guy.
@audette — Good conversation, knows SEO, likes good beer
@BarbaraBoser — The attractive side of gregboser, rockstar for social media promotion!
@VirginiaNussey More good convo, when you engage.
@JackLeblond — Really good guy, totally outgoing on twitter, totally not in person
@brianchappell — Hits it hard with social media, also same as above!
@dreaminaction — good convo, blogger doing her thing!
@shellyfagin — Good convo yet again! She does SEO too
@pratt — Good guy, knows his stuff, fun to hang out with
@sallymander — she was originally my 100th follower, then I got unfollowed so she was #99, shes also really funny
@chiropractic — Chiropractor + Marketer = huh? I dunno but he rocks it! Way cool, rocks it on the local, and gave me some free adjustments!
@kristy — After sallymander, kristy became the 100th follower that stuck! She turned out to be a good one too! Also funny and witty, and nice!
@DanteMonteverde — A little of this, a little of that, knows what he’s doin, but its hard to find him!
jimboykin — been around for a long time, not super active on twitter though..
@joannalord — kinda like my little sister, cause shes so small. Super funny and really easy to tease!
@danzarrella — Social media rockstar, he’s with hubspot currently. Seriously knows his stuff.
@pageoneresults — Gets mad if you follow him for no reason, funny to talk to. Good for listening.
@cshel — Another serious female technical mind, also really funny.
@jawnuthin — personal friend, HILARIOUS, one of the funniest people I know, Also — the next Jeff Buckely, I wish he tweeted more
@cbui81 — personal friend, fellow food lover, runs a basketball blog
@anderhyder — MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE!!!!!!!!!
@juliemackenzie — really interesting conversation in times past
@stephenfry — one of the top twitterers, pretty interesting..
@streko — super smart, knows what hes puttin down, makes fun of other friends, fun to watch
@graywolf — tons of respect, reading since Day 1, great Google rants about once a week
@ChristinaGayle — Copywriter, conversationalist, interesting
@weirdnews — run by brentcsutoras, crazy stories from this account, fun stuff
@joshuaseo — Pretty interesting dude, fun conversations
@cjweb — puts out good content and resources especially for desingers
@tonyadam — yahoo who? metro friend #2, and super talented marketer, plus super funny and fellow mos def lover + scotch drinker /mancrush
@visualfuture — sallymanders husband, funny guy, good conversation
@melanienathan — link builder, another hilarious chick, super fun conversations
@sarasowrong — personal friend, talented writer/editor, musician
@Mark_S — My Cousin, He’s a riot, literally, he’ll cause a riot in your house.
@WarrenWhitlock — Met him at pubcon last year, followed cause of interactive twitter presentation, pretty interesting
@heatherlloyd — Client turned friend? Shes awesome, Rockstar copywriter, super hilarious, speaks her mind always!
@shimonsandler — good content, interesting stuff
@matterhornpat — we were on a panel together, good guy, good convo
@shashib — brings power strips to conferences to share! sweet.
@skitzzo — good guy, lots of opinions, I enjoy the bold stances, even though I don’t always agree.. Fellow poker player
@scottpolk — knows his stuff, always good for a laugh
@btabke — runs pubcon
@ravenjon — puts out some of the best seo tools on the market
@alisond — really good convo and puts out good content and studies
@chris_hart — funny guy, knows his stuff, tall
@remarkablogger — authority in the space, really good content and voice
@thesearchguru — super nice, copywriting chick
@alandowling — personal friend, super talented illustrator/film maker
@MrsOilman — wife to the infamous Oilman, it is rumored that she may/may not really exist, fun to watch her tweets when Oilman gets in trouble
@gregfinn — Awesome guy, works with ChrisWinfield, writes some really good stuff (OGC)
@yummyman — seems to know his stuff, had some good conversations back in the days..
@AnimalRza — Personal Friend, go go dancer, lives in San Fransisco now
@lorenbaker — good guy, has a funny hat on in his avatar, throws kick ass conferences with davesnyder and jordankasteler
@netmeg — super funny, great conversation
@patrickwinfield — good designer, works with the OGC crew at 10e20
@outspokenmedia — follow just to make sure I catch all the posts that come out 96 times a day
@chrisbennett — Good guy, good content, good conversation, fellow Audi R8 lover
@MarkKnowles — created pixelsilk, the best cms Ive seen yet.. Also a really nice guy
@NathanJohns — Super nice, super helpful googler
@hsatterwhite — hahahahahahahahaha
@imjustcreative — good design resources
@henshaw — personal account for ravenjon, good guy, funny guy
@airdisa — we have ties that go waaay back
@CJohanSmith — Personal Friend, Engineer, Just got funding to dev a product that you’ll probably buy soon
@chase_reeves — Personal Friend, Hilarious man, smart sob. Keeping him to myself
@godhammer — some of the funniest conversations Ive had
@zaibatsu — One of our last hopes for a non celebrity “power user” — also super helpful and generous
@Szetela — PPC ROCKSTAR! + Stories for days!
@toddmalicoat — stuntdubl’s attempt at a segregated personal account… I don’t think it worked.
@camsna — Personal Friend, Since high school, we lived together, travelled across the country together, climbed a mountain together, he’s the next Eric Clapton.
@diythemes — Account for the Thesis theme
@khyder — No, its not me, It’s my cousin Kelly! She plays volleyball for one of the best college teams in the nation.
@kid_disco — Don’t email him, he’ll add your email to a spam list. Smart guy, tall guy.
@timstaines — Another nice guy, good conversation
@joehall — smart dude, good content and good tools
@chelleface — Personal Friend, lives in Texas now.
@AshleyDorris — Personal Friend, Wedding Photographer, Another funny one
@seosmarty — Good content, rare but good
@Matt_Siltala — Good conversations and engagement
@fairminder — Nice guy, interesting to talk to
@zerbetron — eye makeup Rockstar! also roller derby champ! Good conversation! Nice chick
@loriorr — MY MOM! Yeah, you all are freaking out about your parents on facebook, mine have been there for days, now they’re infiltrating twitter!
@daver — Really smart dude, funny, good conversation and jokes
@paulgallaher — Personal Friend, Known since Middle School! He’s a journalist, a real one, like for newspapers! *ducks from lisa*
@blafrance — really interesting tweets, pretty funny
@garretcurtis — Personal Friend, Actual Ninja, Kickass film maker
@jamesprola — Personal Friend, Another kickass film maker
@thomaskranzle — Personal Friend, Seriously one of the best photographers, videographers Ive seen, hit him up if you have a client that needs product work or work in the field
@lauralippay — yahoo what? Awesome chick, super smart
@susanesparza — badass writer chick thats published!
@KoryMaine — Another Cousin! Heard of the band Tool? <- better than their drummer
@cesarserna — kick ass tools and stuff, really nice guy, fun to hang
@rebeccakelley — pretty funny follow, we had fun making fun of panelists from the audience one time