Dear Lovely Followers,
My mom has always taught me that there are many kinds of love that fulfill us in life. During every high school heartbreak she calmly reminded me that just because my biggest crush wasn't in my life anymore didn't mean that love wasn't there either.
As soon as I found enough confidence in myself to let go of the need to always have a guy by my side, I was able to open myself to even great types of love:
- The unconditional love of God that forgives you no matter what, and reminds you of your worth.
- The love of a parent that takes the time to understand social media so they understand what the hell you do.
- The love of a cousin who knows exactly when you need a night out ;)
- The love of a grandparent who reminds you of where you came from and where you are heading.
- The love of your best friend who reminds you of who you are when life gets tough.
- The love of an amazing Pomeranian that you adopted on Valentine's Day.
- The love of the one you found out you are better being "friends" with, who steps up to the plate everyday for you.
- The love of an incredible Twitter community that has seen you through every obstacle and celebration over the past year and a half.
While all of these are incredibly important to me, I'd like to focus on the last one. I seriously have found such a positive, embracing love throughout my Twitter community. Not only have you all graced me with it, but you have been astounding examples to each other of unconditional support and guidance. In honor of a such an overwhelmingly, unique, loving community, here are 14 of my followers that I think you should follow for their uncanny way of spreading love on social media:
KJ Wari (@KJWari)
KJ is by far one of the most inspirational Tweeters I've ever come across. Every Tweet connects followers to the idea that true power comes from always focusing on the bright side of life.
Brian Fanzo (@iSocialFanz)
Brian is one of my Twitter faves. He has a knack for mixing intelligent advice about digital marketing with motivational quotes that instantly give you a shot of energy. Not only does Brian create great content, he spreads the love by sharing amazing third-party content and engaging with his community.
For a pop of girl power follow Ms. Yadi at SOCIALiTELL. Yadi shows love to the empowered woman, encouraging us all to not let gender discrimination ever get in the way of what we do.
Roman Jancic (@RomanJancic)
Roman is one of the most supportive people, and also one of the most engaging on Twitter. He makes sure to facilitate tons of conversations throughout the day on his feed, giving back to his Twitter community.
Michael Konikoff (@LoyaltyBuff)
Michael has a great heart full of wisdom from life experiences. He is an executive who has used his personal obstacles to build an enlightening Twitter feed.
Carlos Gil (@CarlosGil83)
Carlos is one strong, inspirational dude. He's taken his job hunt to the Twittersphere and has done an incredible job of building a loving community that embraces the fluctuating job market. He also is a great source for digital marketing content for those avid learners :)
Patrick Brady (@MrMindMiracle)
Patrick found me as a newbie to Twitter and it has been a pleasure watching him "grow up". He has authentic conversations with those who engage with the content he shares, and makes sure to applaud work well done on a consistent basis.
Jeff Sheehan (@JeffSheehan)
Jeff was one of the first people I ever followed on Twitter and pretty much makes every list I ever make due to my love affair with his positive, intelligent content. He is an executive in Atlanta that was one of the first people to show me what engaging with each and every person truly looks like.
David Murphy (@InLifeOnPurpose)
David's feed is chalked full of Christian lessons and quotes that bring life to everyday experiences.
Sunita Chadha (@Sunita_Says_)
Sunita is someone I found very recently that puts a positive spin on every piece of content she shares. She loves those she follows, and makes sure to give great feedback and Twitter love to her community.
Tamara McCleary (@TamaraMcCleary)
Tamara sets a great example for all women on Twitter. She's created a loving community by sharing a mix of empowering quotes and helpful tips for those in the social media industry.
Tris Banha (@TrisBanha)
Tris' blog is one of my absolute favorites! He candidly shares his real life experiences in a way that makes you feel so much better about life once you are done reading them. He carries this ability to inspire over to Twitter where he shares amazing content that is always worth a read.
Todd Fox (@Toddf19)
Todd is another one of those people that takes the time to engage and have meaningful conversations with his followers. His content is always spot-on, inspiring business leaders across the world.
Suncoast Social (@SuncoastSosh)
I am in love with the entire Suncoast Social team. They are one of the most fun, inviting communities on Twitter. They promise useful, engaging content paired with hilariously engaging conversations. A must follow.
This Valentine's Day, I celebrate my loving Twitter community who shows the world what being supportive and encouraging truly means. This list is only a minuscule fraction of the loving followers I encounter everyday. I hope you will all be mine <3
Do you have people in your own Twitterverse you want to give props to? Leave their handles and a brief description in the comments below! Let's build a list of love.
- Marji J. Sherman