Great Social Peeps I Met Tweeting 100K Tweets
Along the way of tweeting 100K tweets I met some very awesome social peeps. They are the peeps that keep me tweeting day after day. I was surprised to see how close I was to tweeting 100K and when I hit that big number I realized it was the great social peeps I met along the way that inspired me.
The First Social Peeps I Met on Twitter
Janet Wokay on Twitter – Janet was on Twitter a lot in the early days like myself and we somehow connected and chatted. I had lost track of her until recently and reconnected. She tweets about a large variety of topics and is fun to connect with. Do follow her today!
Mayura DaSilva – Mayura was one of the first peeps I connected with via blogging. Mayura is from Sri Lanka and when I was up in the wee hours of the am or night I’d catch up with Mayura. He is the smartest tech person I know and turn to when I have any issues. I’ve learned so much from him through the years. You can learn from him too by following him today. Mayura also has great taste in music.
Brenda Pace on Twitter – Brenda and I met like Mayura via blogging and became great friends. Brenda is the type of friend if she doesn’t see me on Twitter will be looking for me. She knows I must be really sick or in an accident if I’m not tweeting 🙂 Brenda has a lot of interesting tweets and you’ll know exactly how she feels about an issue. You’ll enjoy following her with her varied topics including her love of dogs. I bet many of my 100K tweets were with Brenda.
Paul Roberts – Paul introduced himself to me when I had an icon as an image. He explained that I would get more followers if I used my own photo. When I did he touched it up for me nicely. He is an excellent photography. He loves to tweet quotes and much more! Check him out today on Twitter.
Nancy Cawley Jean – Nancy was the local person I met on Twitter. She introduced me to 4 other local gals who now get together for lunch every few months. We connect during an earthquake in Providence years ago. Anytime something is happening locally these are the gals I turn to. If you are a Rhode Islander, Red Sox fan or dog lover follow Nancy today!
Social Peeps That Will Always Engage
Corina Ramos – I met Corina years ago from blogging. She has been a great supporter to me on Twitter. Thank you Corina! She coined the term “socialverse“. She tweets about many topics and is always engaging on the Twitter network. She also is a dog lover and fun to follow.
Adrienne Smith – Adrienne is called the Queen of Social – she is always out there networking. She like many bloggers always responds and engages with others on the social networks. I love her new Twitter image. She just updated it recently. You’ll learn a lot about blogging if you follow Adrienne today on Twitter.
John Paul Aguair – John is a local guy – just a state over from RI and is always engaging on Twitter. He taught me about Follow Friday and connecting with others using the #FF hashtag. I consider a local and a big deal in Social Media as he has a rocking blog and many Twitter followers.
Ryan Biddulph – Ryan is always engaging from all over the world. This is the most creative tweet I received in the 100K tweets to date from Ryan. You’ll love following Ryan for all kinds of tweets as he is Blogging from Paradise, on an island and traveling the world with his wife Kelly. He writes amazing eBooks and they are top sellers on Amazon. He really is full of energy!
— Ryan Biddulph (@RyanBiddulph) October 8, 2015
Tim Bonner – Tim is another blogger I met near the early days of my blogging. He is a daddy blogger from across the pond. He always has interesting takes on things and I’ve learned a lot from him over the years. He is very knowledgeable on blogging, SEO and social media. He is not afraid to try new things out and write about them. Follow him for the latest updates.
Erik Emmanuel – Erik is from Italy and blogs about making money online. He is always engaging on Twitter. He has done guest posting for me here at Inspire to Thrive. He has many interesting topics besides money. You will enjoy following Erik especially if you love extreme sports! Erik has more loves than just making money online.
Mitch Mitchell – Mitch is always engaging on Twitter but beware – he is not a morning person. I met Mitch via blogging and he loves to chat on Twitter on many a topic. You can follow him for great leadership tips and more. He is a New Yorker and loves quotes. He surely has helped me along to the 100K tweets via our conversations. (Mitch is the only peep to label his photo via his name so far…)
Adrian Jock – Another blogger I met via blogging away here. Adrian is a character. He will let you know if you make a mistake so be sure to have thick skin when interacting with him. But that’s what I like, someone who will tell you when you mess up. I’ve learned a lot from Adrian and so can you if you follow him today. He has great tips on solo ads and social media to mention a few.
The Redhead Riter – Sherry is a lot of fun to follow. She has a very interest blog on many topics and she tweets all the time. Sherry also has a lot of wonderful tweeted quotes out there. She also is a foodie if you love to follow foodies you must follow her today.
Curatti – Jan Jorden is great at interacting on the Twitter network and always thanks you for sharing her posts. She is always so pleasant and tweets about content marketing, social media and people. Jan is from New York and if you follow her today you’ll be glad you did and you will surely learn from her too.
Harleena – Harleena is the Queen of Comments and Interactions. She is a gifted writer and if you love to learn more about self development and relationships Harleena is the one to follow. She is always there to respond and engage. She also tweets wonderful quotes, follow her today for an interesting array of tweets.
Jens Berget – I met Jens fairly early during my 100K tweets. He is from Norway and is also a blogger. His topics are similar to mine and he is an avid health nut and started a Vegetarian Festival in Norway. He is a pretty cool guy to follow and he will always engage on the Twitter network. He is peep I must have tweeted with often to hit the 100K tweets. Thanks Jens!
Ileane Smith – Ileane was one of my first blogging mentors. I sure learned a lot from her in the early days and still today. She is always there on Twitter to respond to any questions. She is well versed in YouTube and Podcasts so if you want to learn more about them do follow Ms. Ileane today!
Carol M Biederman – Carol is wealth of information on Travel. If you have any questions about travel she is the one to follow. She does respond quickly on the Twitter network. She blogs about travels and gives you great ideas of where to go and what to see. It truly is fun to follow Carol and her travels. She also tweets about getting good deals on products. Another reason to follow her today!
Don Purdum – Don is a great communicator and engages regularly on Twitter. He is a consultant for businesses to learn how to communicate with their clients via marketing and sales. Don is also a blogger and where I met him first. Don is from Pennsylvania.
Gina Valley -Gina finds humor in parenting and I love engaging with her on Twitter. She is really funny and blogs about many things in her humorous way. If you want to laugh follow Gina on Twitter. Gina has several children. I was shocked to learn just how many and all that she does one day.
Ace Concierge – Suzie is a great at engaging on the Twitter network. She is another person that really helped me tweeting 100K tweets with our conversations over time. Suzie is a virtual assistant and blogs about her experiences. She also is a time management queen. Follow her if you need help with your time!
Sherman Smith Sherman loves to chat too on Twitter who I met from blogging. He is on the West Coast from California and if I hear about an earthquake I usually check in with Sherman. He is into network marketing, personal development, marketing and much more. Follow Sherman and have a chat with him today on Twitter.
Grow Map – Gail Gardner is behind this one on Twitter. She is a freelance writer and Small Business Content and Social Media Strategist. She is always on Twitter to respond to any questions and she shares other bloggers posts as soon as you hit the publish button. Do follow her today and learn more along the way.
Debbie Doglady – I met Debbie fairly early on Twitter via blogging. Debbie is a varied blogger with topics from her dog to her 40+ year marriage, her travels, music and much more. She is inkeeper from Toronto and loves history. Follow Debbie for some interesting tweets on many topics and she will engage with you as well I’m sure!
Sherryl Perry – Sherryl is an internet marketing strategy specialist. I met Sherryl via blogging as well and she is always ready to engage on the Twitter network. I just realized as I’m posting this that she does not live from from me in Massachusetts. She loves helping small businesses with their internet marketing and more. Follow her today for some great tips!
Great Brand Peeps
Some brands know how to respond fast to your questions and others still don’t get it. I’d like to share those that do GET Twitter and the importance of responding quickly on this network.
Southwest Airlines – This brand interacted with me last time I flew and was stuck in Arizona due to an air terminal issue in Chicago. I got my answers via Twitter much quicker than anyone could answer a phone there and was able to get another flight a few days later. I really appreciated their quick response on the Twitter network.
Cox Communications – Cox is another company that responds quickly on Twitter. When I had an issue with service they do were faster to reach via Twitter than the telephone. The got answers to me via direct messages after the first tweet and were able to solve an issue that way rather than the phone.
Verizon – Verizon also was fast to respond when I had issues with my mobile phone a while back. They quickly got me in touch with the right people to fix an issue. They responded at a super speed. They realize they need to be where others are like on Twitter.
Hostgator – This is another company that responds on Twitter much quicker than via telephone. I’ve only had a few issues over the years with them as my hosting company and their 24/7 tech service is just awesome. If I cannot reach some via phone or chat I get info from them via Twitter. They either announce a problem or will respond quickly to any questions I may have tweeted them.
More Great Peeps – Locally in RI That Led to 100K Tweets
SnowinRI – Timothy Snow is from RI but is now in Los Angeles as a Community Manager and a Top 25 Influencer on LinkedIn and Ambassador for Verizon. I’ve seen Tim grow his Twitter account to over 100K followers over the years as he become a top influencer. Tim is great to tweet with and remembers his Rhode Island roots as well.
Michelle Quillin – I met Michelle via Nancy Cawley Jean and she is among my Twitter Friends that I get together with regularly. She is the sweetest person you’ll meet on Twitter. She is a Christian who loves pets and youth as she is a youth minister. She tweets about helping youth and wonderful quotes. Follow her today.
Christina Salgi– Christina is another one of my Twitter friends that we get together with. She founded the Salgi Foundation for Esophageal Cancer Research. She is an amazing young woman to follow. She tweets about health issues, quotes and more. She also is a dog lover.
Cynthia Toti – Cynthia is the other woman from our Twitter group that is full of energy and spark. She is up early like myself and tweet often in the early hours of the a.m. She is an avid dog lover with 3 of her own along with 2 cats. She has many varied interests and is a really interesting person to follow on Twitter. She is part of my 100K tweets for sure!
John McCarthy – I’m not sure how I came upon John on Twitter but I believe he responded to a tweet I posted about Rhode Island. I added him to my local group and gave him shout outs on Fridays. When I would skip a Friday he would give me a great shout out. Thanks John for being part of my 100K tweets.
Alan Rosenberg – Alan is the Features Editor at the daily newspaper where I work. (Yes, my daytime job…) He is creative with his tweets and uses lots of cool images. If you want to do know what to do on a weekend or what’s going on in entertainment in Rhode Island, Alan is the one to follow on Twitter.
Pam Cotter – Pam is the breaking news editor and social media editor at the same daily newspaper. She always has the Rhode Island breaking news first and I love how she analyzes some of it via her tweets. She is a real cool peep to follow if you live in Southern New England. Just beware – she is not a Patriot’s fan. That’s not easy living around here.
RI Problems – This peep on Twitter has funny tweets all about Rhode Island. They also sell tee shirts and sweatshirts with RI slogans on them. I just looked at their twitter feed this morning and laughed about drinking coffee on the roads around here with all the potholes. They surely get Rhode Island.
It would be helpful if I could drink my coffee while I was driving but I can’t because I’ll hit a pothole and get a 3rd degree burn — RI Problems (@RIprobz) October 21, 2015
Claudia Zompa – I have the pleasure of meeting Claudia when she first arrived in RI from Chicago. She reached to me via Twitter and we met for coffee. She is a wonderful person with many interests and lots of energy. She is a Development Coordinator for PPAC here in Rhode Island.
The Queen – This person I met at a Tweet Seats event several years ago here in Rhode Island at PPAC. The tweets are about their kids and funny things that happen. The queen is a social media strategist and a writer. Follow along for some fun and laughs from The Queen on Twitter.
iHeartRhody – I’ve also met the person, Erika, behind this account. She is a blogger that started to blog for a daughter to learn blogging and photography. They do a great job showcasing things all around Rhode Island. They are from the midwest. If you want to know about Rhode Island do follow them today!
Ethan Shorey – Ethan is from a local paper in Northern RI and is always there is to interact on various topics. It can be about Rhode Island, politics, sports, or any type of interesting story. Ethan is there to tweet about it and share with some great photos along the way. Follow him if you want to know more about Rhode Island and some other fun things.
Social Media Mavens That Tweet Back
You know how some people get so big they think they don’t need to respond back anymore? Well these folks DON’T. They engage with everyone and don’t consider themselves better than anyone else. Just because they have over 100K followers doesn’t mean they don’t respond.
Kim Garst – Just because Kim has over 270,000 followers doesn’t mean she doesn’t have time for you. She does. She is amazing on Twitter and elsewhere with her response and genuineness. She is a social selling strategist, a best selling author and on Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencers. She is someone all should follow and learn how to really engage on social networks.
LaughNYC – Paul Corrigan is funny. He’s been fun to follow and he is great at interacting. He is a stand up comedian in New York. I began tweeting with him on Follow Fridays. He has over 100K followers but always has time to interact on Twitter especially for a good laugh. If you want to be entertained do follow Paul today!
Lori Moreno – Lori wears many hats including a brand parnter, a lawyer, a foodie and much more. Lori has over 200K followers on Twitter but she will connect with even though I’m sure she is a very busy gal. Follow her today for tweets on all kinds of interesting things and quotes. You’ll surely learn something from Lori!
The Very First Tweet of 100K Tweets
Every wonder what your first tweet ever was? Mine was pretty lame.
learning how twitter works
— Lisa (@Lisapatb) April 4, 2009
Go to Discover First Tweet here to see yours. It really is amazing to think how much has changed on Twitter since 2009 and how much has not changed over the 100K tweets.
Twitter Stats From 100K Tweets
You can also get other cool tweet stats like the one below that shows where I’ve tweeted from. I often get asked if I tweet all day. Of course not! As you can see below in the chart below the Triberr feed shows up with the highest number of tweets.
Who did I forgot to add to this list? I’m sure they are some I have and I do apologize.
If I learn of more I will surely add them to this post.
Who do you love following on Twitter and why? I’d love to know in the comments below.
Thank you to all who helped me to the 100K tweets!