Virgina Wendell circa mid-1930's
All the hoopla about the Oprah tweet debut and the CNN versus A.Kutcher, race with its, follow or not to follow, debate on twitter this week got me thinking about my own following proclivities. I realized that the folks I want follow and to hang with are the ones that I want to connect with on a personal level. Same goes for the people I follow -- I look forward to the tweets about their lives, their blogs and the other useful information they have gleaned from others. I only follow folks that are marketing products if it’s something I want - like books or travel or food related sites and information. I want real stuff and real folks not free laptop guys and mega-marketing gurus pitching how-to info-manuals cluttering up either my twittersphere or my offline life.
I got to wondering. Who would be my Ultimate Follow? If there was one person, living or dead, that I could follow -- (and who would follow me back and engage in conversation with me) Who would it be?
No, contest, it would be my Mom. She died suddenly of a heart attack in 1985 and I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye. We have a lot to catch up on. I’d like to go through all the family photo’s with her and ask questions about her mom and dad and her childhood in Chicago. She always wanted to write - I bet she likes my blog and is proud of my sisters books on the Ravenna neighborhood (where we grew up), and Frederick and Nelson, where my dad worked for over 30 years. Most of all I really need her exact technique for making pie dough. I have never been able to replicate the, melt in your mouth, crust on her apple pie.
How about you -- Who would you choose? Why?
©Robin Wendell 2009