So I’m creeping up on 20,000 followers (I know, right? I think most of you are Portuguese teenagers. Olá!, adolescentes Portugeuese!), and it’s made me wonder about what I can actually do with that. So while I don’t think this blog will ever be a source of any revenue (ads+tumblr don’t mix), I do like the idea of social capital, or using tumblr to make more friends and to share the things I love.
So with that said, I’d like to share this list of people I’d like to be friends with. Not just because I might meet them someday, but also because I think they’re cool and maybe you’d like to know about them. Here are three people I’d like to be friends with:
2. Ze Frank. I’ve been watching The Show and A Show for a long time. I really admire how he’s become a professional blogger, creative consultant, organizer, and a bunch of other great stuff. This is my favorite of his videos (nsfw//language).
3. Marc Horowitz. I actually went to grad school with this person! In the same tiny building, at the same time! I think his socially engaged art projects are really funny and thoughtful. You might have heard of his project The Advice of Strangers, where he turned to his Twitter followers to all his life decisions for a month. He’s trying to raise money for a sick friend, and the video he made makes him look really likable.
I try to stay pretty neutral on the internet, but eliminating the NEA would be a catastrophe. Let’s hope it never happens.