10 Good People on Good People Day 2009 (GPD09)

When I saw Gary Vaynerchuk’s Good People Day 2009 post/call to action, I knew I wanted to put something together. This is the second annual Good People Day and I participated in 2008. In that post, which I could easily just paste for this year, as well, I tried to name as many people good I could think of, not wanting to leave anyone out. I also tweeted a lot. Gary mentioned a more refined approach this year and, in a great, beautiful video, he only named one person – his sister. So, I’m going to try that and I wanted to limit myself to 10 people.

I started to write out individual things about each person, but then I came to a realization. They all kind of sounded the same. I think this is because the people I gravitate towards, all tend to be similar in more ways than not. Before I continue, I did want to say that I know more than 10 people who fit this – I am blessed to know a lot of good people – so I hope no one is offended by not being included and I’m sure no one will be. Unfortunately, these lists are always going to be missing people who should be there.

Anyway, here is who I came up with: Brandon Eley, Jared Smith, Chrispian Burks, Stephan Segraves, Jonathan Bailey, Lee LeFever, Jeremy Wright, Jason Falls, Wayne Sutton and Wendy Piersall.

What is true about the people I’ve listed is that they are good people. They work hard, they try to help others, they do great things. They are open minded, they are respectful, they care. They share, they are approachable, they are kind. They are all great, but with the potential and talent to become even greater. But, with all of this said, what I like about them, as much as anything else, is that they love their family. I don’t know if there is a higher complement that I can pay. Here’s to you!

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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Chrispian

about 11 years ago

Patrick, wow, thanks man. I sincerely honored to be included in this list. I mean, who doesn't need another link right? :) Seriously, tho, thank you.

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Brandon Eley

about 11 years ago

Thanks for the kind words, Patrick. I'm honored that you thought of me.

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Patrick

about 11 years ago

My pleasure guys. :) Patrick

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Wendy Piersall

about 8 years ago

This is so very strange - that this post showed up in my Google Alert today - more than 2 1/2 years after you posted it! So I never saw it until today - thank you so much!! :) I totally agree with your choices as well - they are all indeed good people!

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Patrick

about 8 years ago

:) Better late than never. My pleasure, Wendy! Patrick

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