by Karen D. SwimGary Vaynerchuk sounded the clarion call asking everyone to support Good People Day 2008. Now, typically I am not a trend follower but being a fan of both good and people, I decided to participate. Gary’s idea is to take a break from talking about monetization, controversy and the typical internet fodder to celebrate all that is good in the cyber communities.
The internet can sometimes resemble a monster’s ball. To the untrained eye, it is a mash up of porn, street vendors and 24-hour streaming surrealism. There are however, good places and good people that provide entertainment, information and yes, even a healthy dose of inspiration.
Allow me to introduce you to two good people you may not have met, Amy Palko and Maya Walker.
Amy Palko is a good person and her goodness is reflected in her site, Lives Less Ordinary. Amy has made it her personal mission to help us embrace and celebrate our uniqueness. Her brilliant photography and warm posts provide a brief respite from the noise and chaos of the day. I have gotten to know Amy through Twitter and am proud to call her a friend. She is smart, funny and generous, a truly good person.
Maya Walker’s blog, Womanity celebrates the beauty, power and passion of women. In her hands, even the mundane becomes a compelling piece of inspiration. Her writing never fails to astound me and leave me in awe of her incredible talent. Maya is a gracious, beautiful woman who is always willing to lend a hand. She generously shares resources, information and is quick to offer support or a kind word.
No less good and no less important in my book are the authority bloggers who generously share their knowledge to help others succeed. I have personally benefited from their insight, and kind words of support. So thank you, Joanna Young, Men with Pens, Her Royal Fierceness, Connie Reece and Brad Shorr for showing me the way, letting me be part of the conversation and providing a guidepost that inspires me daily.
Finally, I would like to wish good person, Sheila Scarborough a very Happy Birthday!
Happy Good People Day!
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