#FollowFriday – @jeanettemarsh: The neighbor from New Zealand, cat lover, gardener, friend.

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor on July 23, 2010 · 0 comments

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In previous Follow Friday posts, I’ve introduced you to a number of very talented people, and useful services. All of those people, while useful or entertaining to follow on Twitter, also had an online presence apart from Twitter that showcased their special skills. This week, I’d like to introduce you to someone whom I only know from Twitter, @jeanettemarsh. What she does outside of Twitter, I really don’t know. But if I’m online late at night, or early in the morning, she is usually connected from Auckland, New Zealand and cheerfully chatting away.

According to her Twitter bio, @jeanettemarshLikes Spec Fic podcasts, gardening, cats & yoga.” While she spends a good bit of her time on Twitter talking and ReTweeting about what other people are up to, she also shares events out of her own day, like spending the afternoon flinging geese back over the neighbor’s fence, or the tales of the harrowing adventures her cats go out on, or her latest gardening project. It is honest, and wholesome and refreshing. And perhaps best of all, in these times when so many people are trying to find new ways of making money off of Twitter and using it to promote their own projects, once you befriend Jeanette, get to know her a little, she is truly interested in other people’s projects. The biggest agenda of her own that I’ve seen her promote was a wish for her lost cat to return home. She did. Jeanette, thank you for just being yourself!

And yes, I’m experimenting with a new way of heading up these Follow Friday posts. Instead of the Twitter logo, I’ve substituted the Twitter icon of the article’s honoree, with a link to their Twitter page. If I like it, I’ll go back and retrofit it to the previous Follow Friday posts.

This weekend I’d best write up the results of the second of the June polls. Things have been pretty busy here, and I’ve got a lot to catch up on. And hopefully I will carve out time to get back to those of you who have volunteered to write reviews. I haven’t forgotten you! I just have no time! Next week is my birthday, and fortunately I don’t have a review due. Unfortunately that is when I’ll need to write up the review for August 2nd! And of course, there will always be Follow Friday. Be sure to vote in July’s poll, time is running out! Until next time, folks!

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