December 27th – Social web moment

Did you meet someone you used to only know from her blog? Did you discover Twitter?

Ha, well I already blogged about twitter in a previous prompt, so it is already known how much I like twitter and that I think it is a great communication and networking tool. As far as who I have met in 2009, I have to say that I met a lot of great folks online, mostly via twitter.

The people that have stood out in my mind are creators. When I say creators, I mean anyone who creates something. Whether they are a writer, photographer, artist or create crafty items, they are all creators. And, all of the creative people I have met online via twitter, facebook, or the like are amazing individuals. The passion these folks have not only in what they create, but for creativity is awesome. That said, I cannot single out just one or even two of these people. I believe they know who they are. I hope to get to be better friends with each one of them in the next year. And, I hope I can add something to their creative endeavors as well, maybe inspire them in some way.

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This blog post is in response to Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge

December 22nd – Startup

What’s a business that you found this year that you love? Who thought it up? What makes it special?

Etsy is the business that I discovered this year that I love. It is an online arts and craft bonanza. I enjoy looking through what sellers have created. It is like attending a craft show right from the comfort of your own home. Have yet to make a purchase, but I now that will change in 2010. Also, I plan to begin selling my own work on the site. Some of my photography will make an appearance on etsy in the coming weeks.

What makes the site special in a word is creativity. It allows both creators and those seeking creative merchandise and the like to meet up in one central place. The creativity most of the creators/sellers have is just awesome. You can find all sorts of crafts and art on etsy. It gets high marks for greatness from me.

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This blog post is in response to Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge