#FF Done Right (on a Tuesday). @ChrisBrogan’s “People Worth Following”

January 23, 2013


  1. I’ve blogged and tweeted a number of times about some of my #FollowFriday pet peeves (covered more eloquently in a post by Amanda Rykoff from a while back). In short, I find little use in the #FF tweets featuring a list of names with no context and have a distaste for the practice of retweeting your own mentions in #FF tweets. 
  2. Scott Stratten (@unmarketing) has long been an advocate for mentioning fewer people and providing a reason for why they should be followed (see tweet below).
  3. For #FollowFriday suggest fewer people with a reason to follow each. More effective for them, you and us. #FF
  4. Gini Dietrich takes this concept one step further by creating an entire blog post about the subject of #FollowFriday recommendation, an example of which can be seen below featuring my friend Lindsay Bell
  5. Needless to say I sat up in my chair and took notice when Chris Brogan started tweeting about people worth following. It happened on a Tuesday (rather than a Friday), but I loved the format he used and agree wholeheartedly with the suggested users whom I already follow, so I thought I’d share. See below for the entirety of his list.
  6. People worth following: @charleshgreen – he wrote the book on trust, and writes new pages daily.
  7. People worth following: @jonathanfields , who is teaching us all to have a good life.
  8. People worth following: @carriewilkerson , who gives you alternative paths to consider.
  9. People worth following: @JohnHaydon , who teaches nonprofits a better way
  10. People worth following: @JoAnneWallace , @greenwooddavis , and @KathyBuckworth – for their community building goodness.
  11. People worth following: @thesaleslion , who is one of the most sincere people I know, and who is the future.
  12. People worth following: @webby2001 – the perfect mix of brilliant wit and useful information.
  13. People worth following: @jaybaer – who works well beyond the fluff and delivers value daily.
  14. People worth following: @BobBurg – who writes and teaches amazing values, and whose biggest book I will read this year. 🙂
  15. People worth following: @MitchJoel – often overlooked visionary and astounding journalist.
  16. People worth following: @dianebrogan & @stevebrogan – not just my parents, but people demonstrating how boomers can thrive.
  17. People worth following: @pamslim – for showing us all a way out of the cubicle farms, should you be ready.
  18. People worth following: @ginidietrich , who strives to keep the PR world honest and serious.
  19. People worth following: @JohnMorgan , who wrote the only book on branding that doesn’t make me want to cut myself.
  20. People worth following: @techguerilla , who is every bit as funny as he is smart, and has a lot to give beyond the label.
  21. People worth following: @jasonkeath , who is running one of the best communities specifically about social media out there.
  22. People worth following: @iannarino – a sales and leadership expert, and someone with a lot of ideas to give you.
  23. People worth following: @om , who writes one of the only “big” blogs I give a damn about. And he, himself, is good people.
  24. People worth following: @ajleon and @melissaleon – doing AMAZING work and many great adventures this year. MODELS for you!
  25. People worth following: @tommartin – sincere, fun, a full of great depth and value. Also the prince of New Orleans.
  26. People worth following: @ducttape – small business legend, and someone creating value daily. I like John lots.
  27. People worth following: @marketingprofs , though I much prefer her as @annhandley : ) Smart, fun, an artist’s soul.
  28. People worth following: @hardlynormal – actually DOING something about homelessness, one pizza and pair of socks at a time.
  29. People worth following: @cadreDC – building strong community in DC, and has a killer taste in music to boot. : )
  30. People worth following: @digiphile – reporting politics and the tech business around it in a way that doesn’t make me bleed.
  31. People worth following: @LisaBarone – who writes with her heart but sneaks in her huge brain, too. : )
  32. Now it’s your turn. In your stream, write out some “People worth followings:” and help your community grow! : )
  33. Think about who you’d like to recommend on Friday and how you’ll present them.


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20 Comments on “#FF Done Right (on a Tuesday). @ChrisBrogan’s “People Worth Following””

  1. Lindsay Bell (@belllindsay) Says:

    Woohoo! Congrats on getting back on the ol’ horse Dave! Thanks for the mention, you and I really went through the wringer together didn’t we? I am so thrilled to see that you’re happy and healthy (and still procreating! LOL). Cheers my friend! xoxox LB


  2. Tom Martin Says:

    Dave — agree, when I saw that I actually started scrolling to see who all he named… a few of which I wasn’t following and quickly rectified. A nice touch by Mr. Brogan.


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