Sunday Shout Out!

Thanks Suckers - The Anti-Social Media

Earlier this week, Social Media Examiner nominated The Anti-Social Media, along with 22 other outstanding blogs, as a finalist for the best social media blogs of 2011.

Wow.  Who knew drawing stick figures and complaining about Facebook and how people tweet on the toilet would make some of the best social media content in 2011?

The comments, tweets, e-mails and other messages from all of my readers, both new and old, is overwhelming and such a positive force. My little anti-social heart grew two sizes today.

So, while I’m still feeling humbled and grateful, I want to thank three of my readers who initially nominated this blog for this honor.

  • Angela Hall - I had the privilege of meeting Angela Hall back in December 2009. She recently left a job, and by using LinkedIn and her blog on SAS BI, landed a great job at the SAS Institute. I’m sure there’s more to it, but her story is practically a fairy tale of using social media to get a job. Angela has always proven to be extremely helpful, knowledgable, and an ever loyal fan.
  • Christine Choi - I’ve known Christine Choi for pretty much a decade now. We went to high school together, then went separate ways to college. When we both moved back into the Raleigh area, we’ve connected and collaborated on a a bunch of creative and fun projects. She’s a great photographer and all around awesome creative. Also, her dog Theo is much cuter than you.
  • Jennifer McClure - Jennifer McClure is someone who I consider to be a super woman. She extremely smart, talented, and friendly. She runs her own business. She plays a mean game of Words With Friends. I followed her on Twitter for years before getting the chance to meet her at #recruitcamp this year. I can always count on her to be in my corner.

Angela, Christine, and Jennifer - Thank you for believing in me.

Who has believed in you? Who are you thankful for online? Let’s get some recognition of awesome people going.

7 Responses to Sunday Shout Out!

  1. Dino Dogan January 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    Speaking of stick figures, did you ever write a post on the apps/tools and the process of drawing your…ahhh, lets call it artwork lol

    I would def like to read that 🙂

    • Jay January 16, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

      No, I have not.

      Without going into too much detail, I draw the comics using a Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet and Adobe Photoshop.

      Previously, I drew them by hand with a sharpie and a standard piece of copy paper and scanned them in.

      • Dino Dogan January 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

        Thank you for that…I have photoshop so I guess I need to go get the pen so when I grow up I can be just like you 🙂

        • Jay January 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

          Do you really want to grow up to be like me? It takes a lot of effort to get a music degree and then quit being a classical singer.

          • Tiffany Risner January 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

            hah! It’s a pretty sad day when you realize maybe your sought-after career isn’t going to quite work out. In my case, I was en route to become the world’s gosh-darn best Medieval Literature Translator Specializing in Literary Themes and Sentence Structure. Turns out, I work in social media (and still have poor sentence structure.) *sadface*

            My point: I found your blog through this kickin’ nomination. Congrats and I’m super pumped to read your gems!

  2. Jennifer McClure January 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out Jay! I’m so glad to see your blog and your work getting well deserved recognition!

    • Jay January 18, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

      Anything for a friend. If nothing else, I’m sure that link is SEO gold.