GPD08: Good People Day 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk (who I am just kind of getting into now) came up with the idea of Good People Day 2008. Basically, the premise (explained in the video below), is to talk about good people. I like the idea, I’m all about positivity and, at times, I really dislike the negative stuff that so many people focus on.

So, who are my good people? I’ll go ahead and define this as people that I know, personally, that are great people and people I don’t know, but that do cool and awesome things that I enjoy. I wasn’t sure which direction to go in with this, at first, but I’m going with that. I’ve come up with a list (in no particular order) of people below, in addition to my family, of course. I’m sure I’m leaving plenty of people out (sorry about that). But, here we go:

Adam Polselli, the Angry Video Game Nerd (James Rolfe), Anthony Violante, the Ask A Ninja guys, Barats and Bereta, Blame Society Productions, Brad Kelly, Brandon Eley, Brandon Hardesty, Brandon Levan, Camp Jinx, Cesar Gonzalez, Chris Wodicka, Chrispian Burks, College Humor, Lee LeFever, Darren Rowse, David Askaripour, Derrick Comedy, Download Squad, Homestar Runner, James Fintel, Jared Smith, Jason Calacanis, Jeremy Wright, Jonathan Bailey, Josh Ulfers, Keith McLaughlin, Lifehacker, Ray Angel, Ryan Leslie, Stephan Segraves, Tanner Smith, Thomas Rutter, Zack Urlocker, Ze Frank, Jason Bean, Denzil Coleman, Diddy, James Dasher, Tris Hussey, Ethan Kwassman, Matthew McGough, Michael Singer, Tom Tollefson, Brian Walker, Danielle Williams, David Williams, Heidi Wilmott, James Varghese, Matthew Whiting, Nikita Warren, Ryan Zieno, Seamus Molloy, Eric Miller, Rusty Baird, Edwin Vaughan, Nicholas Morrison, Laurie Snow, Doug North, Tammy McBeth, Pat McQuinn, Scott Shepard, Greg Heinisch, Jeremy Rogers, Reuben Regier, Jay-Z, Will Smith, Kanye West, Grant Robertson, Jacquie Flynn, Erika Spelman, Jennifer Holder, Omar Al-Hajjar, Debbie Hammond, Whitney Hoffman, Matt Schweber, Kyle Hunt, Pete Murray, Brad Williams, Nasir Zubair, Neil Salkind, Dave Nekoukar, Aziz Nekoukar, Alex Belth, Sam Unruh, Scott Stubblefield, April Burba, Sarah Large, Ted Sindzinski, Georgina Laidlaw, Cynthia Mosher, Martin Reed, Jake McKee, Ramona Iftode and Andrew Tatum.

Thank you to all of you for being good people (or, at least, people doing things that I enjoy!). :)

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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David Askaripour

about 12 years ago

Thanks for the mention, brother! Much appreciated and so glad to know you :) Keep on doing great things!

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chrispian

about 12 years ago

Man, great list of folks there! I was going to try to do the same thing but I was afraid to leave important people out so I just told a specific story. I love the idea and message behind this event. Gary's positivity is just flat out contagious! And you, sir, are good people yourself!

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Patrick

about 12 years ago

Thanks guys. :) Chris, that was a fear of mine, as well. But, I decided to just g for it and list as many people as I can.

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Online Community Building

about 12 years ago

Hey Patrick Thanks for the mention - I'm flattered! Oh, and you ain't so bad yourself! - Martin Reed

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Patrick

about 12 years ago

Thanks Martin. :)

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Nasir Zubair

about 12 years ago

Hey, Just saw this today browsing through my bookmarks. Thanks for the mention. That was very nice of you :-) I'm glad to have known you and worked with you in the past and look forward to doing more of the same. Keep up the good work. - Nasir

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Patrick

about 12 years ago

Thanks man. You too. :)

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