Follow Friday

It's been brought to my attention that having 1094 people for #FollowFriday on Twitter can be a bit daunting. What's unfortunate is that I like to give a shout-out to the people I interact with on a weekly basis, and if it happens to be a busy week, this can add up to a lot of people.

I haven't quite decided if I will completely stop mentioning all my favorite tweeps, but in the mean time here is a list of my Must-Follow for this week.

@Divacoachdabney I met her this week during #BrandChat and she had a lot of insightful input on branding, marketing, and social media.  I'm looking forward to getting to know her better (and learn, too).

@hotmixprincejay He's a DJ and he's hilarious.  He keeps up with the trends in sports, news, and Hollyweird.  I one day hope to be on his must-follow list as well.

@sarayelich She tweets a lot (some people like that, some people don't).  She is funny and random and her mom is a florist.  She has a variety of interests and I enjoy reading her updates.

@mrwordsworth I met him this week during #MonitorChat.  His tweets are great.  Funny, sarcastic, witty -- I highly recommend you follow him to give some humor to your timeline.

@girlspintout A mom and a beer fanatic.  What's not to love?  She is working to unite the women of Indy (and soon, the globe!) who love beer.  Support the cause!

@bodewadmi He posts a lot of interesting links and interacts with his followers.  I am a big fan of interaction -- if you don't respond, what's the point?

@ambusctrs101 If you want an example of how a business twitter should be run, follow this company!  She does a great job of mixing business and personal to keep it interesting.

@karimacatherine I met her this week during #BrandChat and ran into her again during #MonitorChat.  She knows a lot about marketing, and I highly suggest you learn something from her.  Don't be intimidated -- she is very approachable!

@141chars She posts links about social media so you can stay in the loop.  Only drawback is that she doesn't respond.

@gazelma She is a blogger and a very interesting woman to follow.  Her fashion blog is great and so is her take on pop-culture.

BONUS: Follow @homelessnickle.  Recently moved (or is in the process of moving) from Indy to Chicago.   His blog kept me motivated to keep being myself during my job quest.

Previous list of Must-Follows can be found here.  You should follow them as well.

Tin can

My mother received a troubling message from her realtor yesterday and it is completely my fault.

He called to complain about my POS car being parked in her driveway, saying that it was 'bringing down the value of her house'.

At first I was embarrassed because, let's face it, my car is not exactly the chariot it used to be. Yes, one side is smushed in. Yes, it does not have A/C and there is a slight crack in the windshield that I discovered this week. And yes, the hubcaps were taken off during Dreamboat Annie's last surgery and were never put back on (never found actually).

Just because one of her windows rolls down irregularly and the CD player no longer works does not mean she is not a trusty steed. We have been through a lot together, and some bonds are not based on superficiality. I don't care that she has scratches, dents, and plastic pieces that hit your feet when you ride shotgun; she gets me where I need to go.

As I continued to mull over this message, rage started to surface. If he is blaming his inability to sell a house on the appearance of my car, which was only parked there for a short amount of time, he is obviously an idiot. If a potential buyer falls in love with the property then reneges because of my car, they too are idiots.

I'd be more than happy to accept a new car if it will help sell my mother's house. I'd be even happier to have a buyer who accepted the house, Tin Can and all.