Who Are My Social Media Heroes? Hero #1 is @ArveyColumbus

Cheri AlbrittonRecently, my friend Cheri Albritton (Twitter’s @ArveyColumbus) wrote a blog post asking if you are a social media hero in the making. She was nice enough to point to me in her post. That was awesome to see pop up in my email! I decided to do at least a short series of posts highlighting some of my social media heroes. It will be one a week or so for a while. And while I am sure Cheri didn’t intend for anyone to point back to her, I want to start with her because she offers so much of herself in social media that it truly is inspiring.That kind of openness and honesty isn’t as common as it should be. But I think I’m getting ahead of myself.

Cheri and I connected over Twitter…. she says we have Mike Haley to thank for that. (No doubt he will make sure I don’t forget it.) But getting connected on Twitter can be very casual connections or you can really get to know folks. That really feeling like you know someone…. that’s the sort of social media hero Cheri is because she is willing to talk about important things, even when they are tough topics to write or talk about.

Cheri started her blog “Paying it Forward” less than a year ago. The first post she wrote grabs you as it is about her husband Tom and his fight with Leukemia. A few months later, I realized things had gotten much worse with Tom and cried as I read A Man That Every Man Wishes He Could Be. I remember chatting with Cheri off and on about the post, how Tom was doing, etc but I can’t imagine the strength it took to write that and just hope that the support she received in return from her social media community made it work it.

In the midst of the battle Tom had, it would have been easy for many people to either withdraw or be sad everyday. But not Cheri. That’s part of the reason she is such a social media hero! She continued to find the incredible in others. One of my favorite posts early on was one about one of the guys Cheri works with — Customer Service With A Smile – Nate’s Way. He doesn’t have bad days nor does he understand why others do really. He’s living positive all the time. Its something I strive for but I don’t know whether anyone would mistakenly think I had perfected that like Nate has!

social media hero blog post seriesCheri seeks to understand the people she interacts with, takes time to try and help make connections when she thinks two people may be able to learn from each other and just makes you feel good. Besides that, who else has it in them to come up with the outlandish idea of getting #agnerd jewelry made!

And she has inspired a whole series of blog posts where I can thank some of the people who rock my social media world on a regular basis! I plan to do a weekly feature on a social media hero of mine for a while. I have enough of them that I went ahead and made this funky logo for the series!

For all those reasons and more, Cheri is one of my social media heroes. If you don’t know her, what are you waiting for? And keep an eye peeled…. there are more heroes to come!

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About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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16 Responses to Who Are My Social Media Heroes? Hero #1 is @ArveyColumbus

  1. Kelly M. Rivard (@KMRivard) January 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Great post, Janice. I remember crying as well when I read Cheri’s blog post. Cheri has always been a great source of positive energy and engaging conversation in my network. (I think Mike Haley may be the reason we connected, as well!) Great job highlighting an outstanding member of your social media family!

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON January 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      Yep. Its going to be fun doing the series too! Lots of people I want to highlight!

  2. bocafrau January 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    What a great post. I’m going to check her blog right now!!! Can’t wait to “meet” more of your heroes. So much for me to learn…

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON January 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

      Thanks! The few posts I linked to are just examples. She does a great job highlighting folks who rock and sharing her own story too!

  3. Cheri Allbritton January 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Wow Wow Wow!!!! I just read this post out loud to my Mom because it meant so much to me! It’s so much easier to share stories about others than to read about yourself I’m sure you agree. And yes it was Mike Haley who connected me to what I still believe is one of the most outstanding and connected social media communities in the US. I’m proud to be an #agnerd and help promote all of the great things the #agchat community offers.

    Love love the logo!!!

  4. kasse Duffy January 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    I love this- can’t wait to meet the women who have inspired you. Love your button too! Thank you for introducing Cheri. I hope to make time to visit her soon:) You inspire me!

    Kind Regards,
    Kasse D.

  5. Mona January 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    I’d add you to top of my list Janice among other fellow #agnerds. Its inspiring to see your blogs daily digest pop up in my email. You’re such a generous writer and BTF. Stay in the middle of our Ag formation hon, cuz I draw momentum from your draft. I look forward to connecting with Cheri’s writings.

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON January 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

      Thank you. I really appreciate the kind words. And that’s quite a phrase on drawing momentum from my draft!

  6. Robyn January 19, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Very well written post JP! What a great way to honor your SM Heroes. Looking forward to reading more about the bloggers who inspire you.

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