Johnny Cannizzaro, Actor, Director, Artist, Jersey Boys, Nick, Nick DeVito. Tommy DeVito, Clint Eastwood

Feeling Special

I know some of my followers were probably hoping for another well written poem that feels the heart with love and warm feelings or another tribute like I did for my Dad. I know one follower is praying for the day when I post about making homemade tomato sauce (I am just waiting to get those fresh garden tomatoes).

But, Today I am feeling special and I will tell you why.

Some of us that use Twitter, follow are favorite Actors/Actresses we find their profile and click the follow button, we may even follow them from their Facebook Fan page. Maybe we do this just get updates from their tweets; maybe in the back of our minds we hope they follow us back. After all, it would be like having a famous pen pal so-to-speak. We follow profiles that we relate with and hope they follow us back some do and some don’t.  Often we get those follows that we would not associate with in real life, but we want our follower count to grow and blossom.

What would happen if one morning you woke up, did your morning routine and proceeded to check your Twitter account and found a genuine actor or actress followed you? He or she saw your profile and clicked the follow button not the other way around. Would you be shocked like OMG, I don’t freaking believe this!

This is what happened to me the other morning, at first I was in disbelief.

I saw the photo on the profile and though it looked like the person I have seen in a relative recent movie, I still was not sure. I looked at who he was following and some of his tweets and to whom. I saw one tweet to a Richard S. Blake and Richard S. Black tweet back to the one that followed me and for those who do not know who Richard S. Blake is I’ll simply refer to his IMDb page. I’m like Whoa! This is legit! This is not only a real person unlike those other follows we get from time to time showing a bare ass or more, but a real genuine actor.

I go back to his profile and click the follow button.

I go through his tweets and found one and retweeted his tweet.

I later got a thank you tweet from him to me. The tweet that I re-tweeted was favorited by his director and was retweeted at least five times by five other people.  I might be getting more exposure! Well, I can hope-can’t I?

Who followed me?

johnny-cannizzaro__130808205504-200x200This actor played in the movie Jersey Boys that was directed by Clint Eastwood. The one who followed me is none other than Johnny Cannizzaro who played the part of Nick DeVito the brother to Tommy DeVito.

Soon after I got the follow by Johnny Cannizzaro, I got another follow notification, this time it was Aidan Park.

If anyone watches Tosh.O, then you might know who he is.

Tosh.0 (TV Series)

Takeru Kobayashi

Aidan Park, Tosh.O, comedian, actor– Season 4 Web Reflection (2012) … Takeru Kobayashi

I’m like ok, this is fine by me. I now have two bonafide actors on my Twitter account that I did not have to follow first. Cool beans Jack!

This brings me to reflect on a post that our friend Danny Ray, you know who he is. The one that has hosted the Meet & Greets and one of his latest posts “Sundays Are Meant for Relaxing!” about Social Connecting. This can be a very powerful weapon if used right, especially if we want our thoughts, writing, skills to our art to be noticed and to bring more traffic to our blogs. In theory, we should be using some of the philosophy that most twitter users have and that is a follow for follow. Our follow count would grow far faster.

Danny put his Social links up for everyone to see and encouraged that exact philosophy, a follow for follow.

So here are mine.

The Facebook Fan page:

Or simply click the like button to your right.

Twitter: @MichaelRios67




20 thoughts on “Feeling Special”

  1. I just love your writing and will be following to see new things. As a person who has worked with the Hollywood crowd, as far as twitter is concerned, most celebrity’s are verified by a blue checkmark and the verification process was done for you. Hope that helps for future follows from the Hollywood crowd. Have a beautiful day.


        1. I too understand about walls, I am very happy that it touched your heart, That is one of the emotions I was striving for and to make people feel special, wanted and needed.


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  3. It just goes to show that you never know who is really interested in or actually reading reading your stuff… 🙂 It can be the little things that bring a smile to my face and an unexpected follow from ‘someone’ might get at the very least an eyebrow raise and a smile! LOL!


  4. In the beginning, not long time ago, I used your advice about following back. Then I got to see much to much porn or abuse of different kind, then I unfollowed the people who spread this. I don’t need to open my Twitter to see this kind, so I stopped following all back. And now when I wish to follow people I often get a message from Twitter, that I can’t follow more people right now, but nothing about when I can start follow others again.
    It is great to meet other people this way, just like you experienced now.


    1. You are right about the Porn and other stuff. As for the message that you are getting from Twitter, I don’t understand but a fast search and I found this: Following (daily): The technical follow limit is 1,000 per day. Please note that this is a technical account limit only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following behavior. Details about following limits and prohibited behavior are on the Follow Limits and Best Practices page.
      Following (account-based): Once an account is following 2,000 other users, additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific ratios. The Follow Limits and Best Practices page has more information.
      These limits include actions from all devices, including web, mobile, phone, API, etc. API requests from all third-party applications are tracked against the hourly API limit. People who use multiple third-party applications with their account will therefore reach the API limit more quickly. For more information on this topic, please see our API Rate Limiting page.

      These limits may be temporarily reduced during periods of heavy site usage. In such cases, we will post an update on the Twitter Status blog.

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