One of the very first people I met in the blogging world was Joy Cho (or Oh Joy!). You could say that she inspire me to start My Modern Met. I remember a few years ago when we were at Alt Summit and we ran into each other. She was giving the Keynote speech. Her advice was to always hustle. She’s one of those rare people who has GRIT. She goes after those big name deals, she doesn’t just sit back and wait for them to come rolling in.
One year, just by chance, she met Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest, when she shared a cab with him going from the Alt Summit conference to the airport. He told her about Pinterest and she loved the idea. (Mind you, this was WAY before it got BIG.) She became an integral part of their success. She now has over 14 million followers there. Whether she’s building a house or coming out with a new line of children’s books, the girl is always busy. It’s awe-inspiring.
Thanks for the shout-out in today’s blog post, Joy!