Thursday, April 03, 2008

Good People Day 2008

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!

Photo Credit: mortimer?, Flickr


Joanna Young said...

You're so generous Karen - and a good person yourself :-)

Words For Hire said...

@ Joanna *blushing* Thank you Joanna!

liveslessordinary said...

This was such a lovely surprise, Karen. Thank you! What a great reason for celebration. My life is so full of good people tho, I wouldn't know where to start! You, however, would most certainly be on the list. It's been so lovely getting to know you, even if only virutal. Hopefully we'll get to meet in person one day and celebrate good company together :-)

Words For Hire said...

@Amy, I am so glad I could celebrate you today, it was a pleasure for me! I too hope one day we can meet and celebrate you. In fact I'm counting on it. :)

James Chartrand - Men with Pens said...

Aw, hey, that's so cool. I'm planning on doing this too soon.

Glad I met you, Karen. You're very cool.

Daz Cox said...

yup Amy is one of the good people!

nice post, let's hope that everyday is 'good people day' !

Words For Hire said...

@ James, my caped hero, I am overjoyed that we met and I am unabashedly one of your greatest fans. :-)

@ Daz, let's make it happen! Life should be celebrated daily and I for one am grateful for having an abundance of good people in my life.


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