For once, I’m not going to “Joel it up”

Going to be posting an opera review later this week, but for now, I want to just spend a little time crowing. It goes against my nature to share something good that happened to me like this. Usually I perform some impressive mental gymnastics to downplay it, what our household calls “Joel-ing it up,” but Becky assigned me this post so I gots to do what I gots to do.

I’ve been working in the AV industry (audio visual industry, not adult video!) for nearly 4 years now. When I started, I didn’t know the first thing about it, but thanks to the vibrant online community, I learned quickly. More importantly, it became clear that this was a supportive group of people ready to throw out advice, opinions, jokes and more.

In addition to getting up to speed on the ins and outs of AV life – what’s important, what’s a drag, so on and so forth. I love to learn, so it’s like Joel catnip. Last summer, I got to meet many of the people I tweet with regularly when I attended the big industry tradeshow, InfoComm. It was a blast to find out that all these people are as awesome in real life as they are online.

Anyway, today an industry publication put together a list of 103 must follow tweeters.

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I looked through it to see if I was missing anyone I should be following while secretly wishing I was on it. There weren’t many that I hadn’t already looked up, to be honest. It was a solid list. Then, on the last page, there I was, in the “Best of the Rest” category! Just a few away from Sinbad!

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So I’m totally stoked to be on this list among so many awesome people I’ve come to admire. It’s hard for me to toot my own horn, but here I am, tooting.


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