Friday! (#FF and No Passing #FAD)

Twitter has its FridayFollow, or #FF – a long-standing tradition of recommending people we think are worth following on Twitter. What’s often missing is the “why” – after all, why wouldn’t you just take my word for it?

There are lists, of course – carefully vetted lists – of people you absolutely must follow on Twitter. For example, Huffington Post has their “Who To Follow On Twitter In 2016 (If You Like Laughing)” – who doesn’t like laughing? Here’s a sneaky way to get people to share your lists: Make them #1. Here’s a list of “Top 50 Social Media Influencers You Should Follow In Twitter – 2016” – shared by #1, Guy Kawasaki. The Grio published “15 Twitter accounts to follow in 2016” – a list of “writers, activists, entertainers, experts and other folks you should follow to make your 2016 Twitter experience a good one.”

My list isn’t quite so lofty. The folks on my FollowAnyDay, or #FAD, list are not (for the most part) celebrities. Some of them would like to be. Many would love to be bestselling authors. Most will follow back and have a conversation with you – a real one – if you’ll start and prove you’re not a Twitterbot.

If you’ve been wondering what’s inspired my nascent artistic endeavors lately, the blame–or credit–goes to several people (full text of truncated tweets appears below the “Click to Tweet” blurbs – although truncated brought in more readers – more curiosity – and ended up being unintentionally funny, so I left the originals as is):

#FF / #FAD artists @TJKruse and Carl Yoshihara https://www.facebook.com/carl.yoshihara?fref=ts who…

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(#FF / #FAD artists @TJKruse and Carl Yoshihara https://www.facebook.com/carl.yoshihara?fref=ts who put up with my artistic smart-a**ery. Except that the plug-in censored that, not me. What is up with prudish plug-ins, these days? Seriously.)

You met Todd when I posted “Interview with Artist Todd Kruse,” and he introduced me to Carl Yoshihara. But it is Alice Gerard who has posted several sketching and painting tutorials who got me thinking maybe, just maybe, I could do this.

#FF / #FAD @alicesbears http://sunmoonstars30.blogspot.com/ &…

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(#FF / #FAD @alicesbears http://sunmoonstars30.blogspot.com/ & http://alicesgrandadventures.blogspot.com/ Give this Twitter newcomer a warm welcome!)

If your brain needs a little workout, you can count on Roy Ackerman to write on topics ranging from finance to faith and ethics.

#FF / #FAD @RAAckerman http://www.adjuvancy.com/ Always offers food for thought!

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(#FF / #FAD @RAAckerman http://www.adjuvancy.com/ Always offers food for thought! Bit of an in-joke; we belong to the UBC, and I was struggling to label my posts to a particular list of categories, so I just threw up my hands and labeled them all “Food (for Thought)“)

Alana Mautone writes, in her bio: “Caregiver. Gardener. Chocolalic. Blog about flowers, life in upstate NY, autism, chickens, travel, local food, and, in my spare time, caregiving.”

#FF / #FAD @RamblinGarden http://ramblinwitham.blogspot.com/ Another contender for #1 in the…

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(#FF / #FAD @RamblinGarden http://ramblinwitham.blogspot.com/ Another contender for #1 in the No-Niche Niche (besides me).)

Then there’s Emma. Shoot, when I met Emma, I didn’t even know she was in a wheelchair. I’d call her a versatile blogger – I particularly enjoyed her post, “Blogging is educational, who knew?” and I’m hoping she’ll share more about her journalism class.

#FF / #FAD @FunkyFairy22 http://writerinawheelchair.co.uk/ So much more than ‘that girl in the…

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(#FF / #FAD @FunkyFairy22 http://writerinawheelchair.co.uk/ So much more than ‘that girl in the wheelchair'”)

And now, for some of my favorite writers – entertaining, fun, funny women whose writing always puts a smile on my face. I’m not just saying that because Marian’s made me a character in her stories (and I’m lobbying for a whole novel about my alter ego!).

#FF / #FAD @marianallen http://www.marianallen.com/ for fun reading, recipes, glimpses of Corydon,…

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(#FF / #FAD @marianallen http://www.marianallen.com/ for fun reading, recipes, glimpses of Corydon, Indiana, and pictures of her resident turtle.)

#FF / #FAD @maryannwrites – because yes, she does! And it’s fun to read what she writes.

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(#FF / #FAD @maryannwrites – because yes, she does! And it’s fun to read what she writes.)

#FF / #FAD @PStoltey http://patriciastolteybooks.com/ whose latest novel, Dead Wrong, is a…

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(#FF / #FAD @PStoltey http://patriciastolteybooks.com/ whose latest novel, Dead Wrong, is a finalist in the thriller category of the 2015 Colorado Book Awards.)

Two more staunch supporters and terrific bloggers –

#FF / #FAD @Mitch_M – it’s a toss up which comes first: Will I have him eating sprouts or will he…

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(#FF / #FAD @Mitch_M – it’s a toss up which comes first: Will I have him eating sprouts or will he have me following sports?)

#FF / #FAD @zimpeterw – my favorite conservative blogger, proving differences of opinion can be…

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(#FF / #FAD @zimpeterw – my favorite conservative blogger, proving differences of opinion can be lively AND civil.)

Frankly, I’d much rather introduce you to these “celebrities to be” than to Tweet out another gossipy tidbit about the Kardashians. Well…not that I’ve ever Tweeted out any gossipy tidbits about the Kardashians, but you know what I mean.

Go get to know my friends.

HollyJahangiri

Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; Innocents & Demons; and A New Leaf for Lyle. You can find her books on Amazon at http://amazon.com/author/hollyjahangiri. For more information on her children's books, please visit http://jahangiri.us/books.
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12 thoughts on “Friday! (#FF and No Passing #FAD)”

  1. Oooooh what a pleasant surprise! Now I feel like I need to create more tweets. I’m glad you’re taking up the graphics arts more and more, Holly. By the way, Carl Yoshihara posts a new artistic creation each day on Instragram at Carl_Yoshihara.
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  2. Thank you for mentioning more people for me to follow Holly, and thank you for the accolade, that is a huge compliment for which I will be forever grateful.

    I do have to wonder, however, what might lie beyond the dots….

    1. A pirate! Of course! Like a swashbuckling, seafaring (or spacefaring) type pirate, not an intellectual property thief, right? Can I wear something really cool and figure flattering and carry a long, sharp, pointy weapon (that I rarely actually have to USE, because I’m just that dazzling and intimidating – depending on who I’m dealing with?)

      In other words…hell yeah!!
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