Today I’m highlighting @SarahCooley as my #FollowFriday. #FollowFriday is a way Twitter users point out their favorite folks to follow.
Sarah went from someone on the periphery of my social media scene to one of my best digital friends, which to me is what Twitter is all about.
Why follow Sarah? On most days she tweets a friendly good morning, she’s an expert in community management and blogging platforms, she’s a vegan with great recommendations on NYC eateries, and she had a full-time career in social media before she had a quarter life crisis!
(Also, she helped to kindle my unhealthy addiction to fashion scarves.)
But, enough from me – let’s hear from Sarah!
@krisis: How do we know each other?
@k:How do you use Twitter?
SC: I use it for business and for personal. Lately I’ve really been enjoying that so many of my non-techy friends are using Twitter.
It has been helpful to me in two ways. #1, so that I can see how people that aren’t early adopters use Twitter, which helps me to be better at my job. #2, because now my friends understand so much more about me and what I do, since they use Twitter too.
@k: What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you because of Social Media?
SC: I don’t know if I can pick just one story. So many different things have happened to me because of social media, but I am the most thankful for how it has shaped my career.
Before I got started with social media I had no idea what I really wanted to do, none of the traditional careers really excited me. But now I know for a fact that this is what I was meant to do, and I love it.
@k: Even though I don’t exclusively do SM as a career, I know what you mean – the first time I attended a Social Media Club I had a total “these are my people” moment.
Why Tweet from your full name rather than @RandomSarah [the name of Sarah’s blog]?
SC: I made the twitter account before I started Random Sarah. But really I did it because I realized that no matter what I ended up doing, I wanted to keep the brand of me, Sarah Cooley, above whatever other projects or blogs I am currently working on.
@k: What’s your fav raw food destination in Manhattan?
SC: Hands down it’s Pure Food and Wine! I love that place, if I could afford to eat there every day I would!
@K: Finally, ask yourself a question – I’ll answer it too!
SC: Which social network do you spend the most time on for personal use each day?
Hands down I spend the most time on tumblr. I can’t get enough of it, and mark my words brands will be huge on tumblr, so you better get on there and start understanding the community, how it works, and what content works well on tumblr, because that knowledge will be very useful very soon!
@k: Twitter is still my number one network because I can access it for seconds at a time in all those odd moments during the day that would otherwise go to waste.
I love the immediacy of Tumblr for blogging, and it’s one of the few blogging platforms that still packs a built-in community. It’s totally what I would recommend to a new, first-time blogger – but it’s not really how my blog-brain works.
I hope you’re now a faithful follower of @SarahCooley! Before you go, share your personal #FF in the comments below so I can expand the people I follow, too!