The world of blogging might seem very large (and it is) but it’s amazing to see how communities and relationships grow within it.
Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve had the chance to meet talented, funny, intelligent – sometimes crazy – people that I never would have encountered otherwise. And that’s a darn shame. Because these people are truly special (not “short bus” special – like, cool people who will challenge the way you think and say good stuff).
And that’s where the annual Tim Sackett Day comes in.
Started in 2011-ish, Tim Sackett Day came about because Tim Sackett was (and is) a fantastic blogger who didn’t get any love from the makers of lists. So the blogger community got together and recognized one of their own. This has grown into an annual tradition of giving a communal “shout out” to those who have greatness in their hearts, in their heads, and in their blogs.
This year, we recognize Victorio Milian. Why? BECAUSE HE IS AWESOME.
I first came across Victorio through Jennifer McClure – a mutual friend. Since then, I have had the opportunity to read his work, follow his words, and get to know him a little bit better.
In the great tradition of numbered lists (’cause everyone loves those), here are 7 reasons why I admire the hell out of Victorio (and you should, too):
- His unique point of view. Victorio’s writings on his blog Creative Chaos are brief, to the point…and stick with you long after you’ve read them. (Super jealous of the “brief” thing, man. Help me out.) He drops a knowledge bomb then moves on. Or he shares a quote, and challenges you to think about it. Or he asks a question that seems simple, yet has no simple answer. You cannot ignore Victorio. He dares you to use your brain.
- He says good morning to people in fun ways on social media pretty much every day. One day he might call you a “funk fanatic.” Another time, he might call you a “master of mayhem” (that was a good day). Whatever it is, it makes you smile.
- He speaks many languages. Or at the very least, convincingly posts in them. I don’t know how to type an accent over an e. (Don’t judge.)
- His Twitter bio includes this – “Talk to me and I might surprise you.” That simple line says so much about how I see Victorio…and what I want to emulate – the invitation to talk, and the opportunity to surprise.
- His obvious love and pride in his family. You can just see it in any post or picture shared.
- The Unnamed Graphic Novel Project. Okay, bear with me. There was a Twitter conversation going on about blogging and how often you should blog if you have one, the importance of quality, etc. I made a reference to sharing your voice in any way that makes sense to you – including a graphic novel – and Victorio was ALL over that (and Paul Hebert is on board, too). THIS WILL HAPPEN. Be on the outlook for an HR Hero-based graphic novel coming near you!
- His galactic swagger. Seriously.
So join me in honoring Victorio. The best way to do that? Get to know him. Connect with him. Read his stuff. Here’s how you can find him:
Seriously, Victorio. Happy Tim Sackett Day. So honored to know you.
YOU DA MAN.