As I work on expressing more gratitude and finding joy in the every day moments, I’ve started posting an expanded version of Follow Friday tweets. 140 characters feels insufficient for the thanks and appreciation I have to show these days.
If you’re not already reading blog posts and tweets from Mallory Bower, now would be a great time to start. Mallory is contemplative and introverted – but dynamic, spunky, brilliant, and will push some of your buttons. In the last week alone, she has shared 3 solid blog posts Make Your Move, Be Encouraging Quarterbacks and Coaches, and Chairwoman of the Board. Mallory also shared a link to the best blog post I read this week Do Whatever You F*cking Want (explicit, but so, so good!) She is a university career coach by day – and a runner, chef, writer, explorer, animal hoarder by night. She also walked down the aisle to the theme from Jurassic Park – so you know she’s good people.
Read her blog and connect with her on twitter @MalloryBower.
Like many of my student affairs colleagues, I met Amma first through Twitter and then was formally introduced at a conference some time later. When I started using it, Twitter was small and it was easy to feel connected and BFFy with everyone, quite different from the super-saturated streams that exist now. Amma’s clear and thoughtful tweets stand out in this sea of 140 character blasts. I appreciate the way Amma thinks and writes, especially her recent post to Talk Up, Not Across, To Create Change. Speaking of Amma’s writing, keep your eyes peeled or a book announcement this fall – her goal is to finish it this summer. (Nudge, nudge Amma!)
Read her blog and connect with her on twitter @AmmaMarfo
Who are you following this week? What are you reading?