TheAspenStand: 4 Talented Social Media Connections You Too Might Like To Know

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

4 Talented Social Media Connections You Too Might Like To Know

As each year near's end I like to think back on what I accomplished, whether I left good along the path and what I can do better next year.

We've said "Buh Bye" to 2017 and I think back to folks who touched me throughout the year on social media. These are people I've never met in person but feel a connection to for all we've shared in this virtual whirlwind we call the internet.

I learned from people who spent time on my posts, followed, and interacted with me on social media and who are simply nice to stay in contact with throughout the year. These are a few of those wonderful connections I've made.

I have to lead off with Carol Stephen since she is the most interactive person I know on social media. You'll find Carol on several social media platforms. I probably visit with her most on Twitter where you'll find her as @Carol_Stephen.

You'll see Carol's Twitter bio shares that she is a "Conscious soul. Gym Mouse. Blogger for #Startups". She is also quite active on Pinterest. I learned how to make a slide presentation at the top of my Pinterest page by following Carol's blog.

Carol posts great information on a variety of social media subjects and publishes a new blog post each Thursday. She runs the weekly Twitter chat, #DigiBlogChat, on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. pacific daylight time. If you follow her on Twitter, you'll see her posts announcing the weekly chat. You should check it out.

I am happy to add Joe Valencia, a New Jersey native, to this round-up. I met Joe on a now-closed community blog site. We interacted there and when we both left that site we continued to stay in contact.

Joe is a photographer, blogger, and also has a YouTube channel. You can find Joe's photography portfolio and more at Joe Valencia Fine Art Photography.

Joe is active on Twitter, where I'm most likely to be chatting with him. You will find him there as @WanderPhotog posting his photography, motivational quotes and more.

I definitely want to mention Ariane Corminboeuf. I met Ariane sometime mid-year 2017 through someone's Facebook posts. She is such a sweet and sharing person. She's also a Zazzle designer who posts adorable art and is also active on Twitter as @iCraftcafe.

Ariane sells her work on several print-on-demand sites. You can also find her on Facebook where she shares her products from all the sites she sells along with other fun and interesting information.

In 2017 she asked for suggestions to add to a sketch story she was doing about traveling pumpkins. It was fun to see her final production on YouTube ~The Little Pumpkin Summer Trip.

Annette Sugden is another creative individual I wanted to mention in this post. Annette is a talented artist who kindly visits and comments on my Facebook page often.

I've followed Annette for some time after seeing her fun, creative designs. She can be found on Google as +ArtVixen. Annette's Facebook page is titled Art Vixen where you're sure to find fun and interesting art like her mermaid page banner above.

Annette also shares her work and products at print-on-demand sites Redbubble and CafePress.

You now know some of the interesting and interactive folks who I am very grateful to know via social media. I urge you to go check them out.


  1. Thank you so much, Patricia! I am honored to be included with such a fine group. I look forward to 2018 and all that it brings to us.

    1. You are most welcome, Joe. I'm so grateful for the connection and interaction. I look forward to seeing what you share with all of us this year. Cheers!

  2. Oh my goodness, Patricia! Thank you for the generous write-up. I feel like a superstar now! You are truly one of the best. Looking forward to the day we meet in person!


    1. You are so very welcome, Carol. I'm so glad to have found you initially on Twitter and appreciate all you share. You practice what you share and blog about so that makes you TOPS in my book. Too many out there do a lot of telling us what to do but don't follow through themselves. Thanks so much.

  3. What a nice surprise, Patricia! I'm happy to have gotten to know you and always enjoy seeing your beautiful photography and artwork. Thank you very much for your kind words and for the mention on your blog. Wishing you all the best in 2018! <3 :))

    1. You are most welcome, Annette. I am so appreciative of all your activity on my social media pages. I look forward to your fun and interesting artwork this year. Thanks for all the support.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out the post and to leave a comment Mateja. I appreciate that very much.


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