The American Thanksgiving holiday always acts as inspiration for me, to think about the people I am thankful for.
Here are some of the people from my commercial life, who I am extremely thankful for, in no particular order:
The people who read this blog and have left over 20,000 comments
OK, I know I said in no particular order, but YOU are the exception! If you are one of the people who reads the blog and comments here, I’d like to thank you. It takes time and often courage, to comment on a blog knowing thousands of people will see what you have written.
Many of the comments here are better than the actual post, which inspired the comment and as such, you have massively improved the value of this site for everyone. When I shifted to blogging, from newsletter writing, I did it because I wanted to get regular feedback from real people. I had no idea how valuable that feedback would be, or how much I would learn from you. THANK YOU!
I was a fan of Nile’s work for 30 years, before I had the chance to get to know him and meet him. Nile is the most inspirational person I know, not only through his achievements with; Chic, Madonna, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, INXS etc, but also his strength in working through his 2010 cancer diagnosis.
Nile is someone, who I continue to learn from every day. I’m proud to be able to call him a friend and look forward to working with him for many years to come.
Lance Ulanoff: Editor in Chief Mashable
I once wrote a technology blog, which covered not only tech news, but news on the people in the tech news industry. Lance consistently demonstrated not only a passion for technology, but a total commitment to fairness. You may of may not agree with what Lance says, but it is always what he truly believes. Lance’s move to Editor in Chief with Mashable this year, was proof to me that nice guys can win.
Grant & Clay Griffiths from Headway Themes
Grant and Clay are friends, clients and the people who built the software I use, to design every site and blog I develop; Headway. I’m thankful for their friendship, their software and even Grant’s terrible jokes.
The team at Google+
For developing a social network, which has allowed me to build a network of over eight thousand people in just 12 weeks. Google+ has been an enormously valuable resource for me and allowed me to discover some fantastic people and resources. You can join me on Google+ here.
Yael Rozencwajg from Yopps.com
For sharing her stories, struggles and victories with me and consistently inspiring me with her comments, tweets and conversation.
For showing me the kind of impact that one, hard working guy can have, on a huge industry. Robert was also the only established blogger to respond to me when I was starting out as a blogger and looking for help.