A Tale of 15 Entrepreneurship Blogs


The Wall Street Journal’s Independent Street blog, written by Wendy Bounds, lists 15 entrepreneurship blogs. Small Business Trends was fortunate enough to be included in the list (thank you, Wendy!).

Had I been writing this post a year ago, I would have pointed out the article as a way of thanking the writer and to give you some interesting blogs to check out. That would have been the end of it.

However, these days the story doesn’t stop there. The most interesting part of this note is what happened on Twitter behind the scenes.

Twitter is a wonderful communication channel. You see, I was on vacation last week and actually missed the Wall Street Journal article. It wasn’t until I saw David Damore’s Twitter message to me that I realized the article was there (thank you, David!). And now I feel I have a stronger connection with David, because he took the time to send me the note.

Then on Sunday, being desperate for something to put out on Twitter as a quick update (seeing as how I’d been goofing off most of the previous week) I put out a quick Twitter notification pointing people to the Wall Street Journal article. I got several messages back from kind people, including one that made me just laugh out loud:

Twitter message - funny!

The above message is from Kasha Frese, who it turns out is someone I worked with 8 or 9 years ago when I was on the local Ohio board of Prevent Blindness America, an organization I volunteered with (I have amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye). Kasha had moved from Ohio to Silicon Valley, and she and I had lost touch.

Now, I don’t really think Seth, Guy and Malcolm are lucky to be listed with the likes of me (it’s definitely the other way around, Kasha!). But Kasha’s funny comment rekindled a long-lost connection. And it was great to make that connection again.

So that’s my little tale about how Twitter adds another rich dimension to blogging and communicating and making business connections.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses, and also serves as CEO of TweakYourBiz.com.

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  1. That’s a great story, Anita. Thanks for sharing that with us. I bet many other people out there are having similar experiences. Maybe they’ll start to share them here with us . . . I haven’t had that kind of experience yet but it would be nice if I did hear from an old friend out of the blue. That’s a nice, pleasant surprise!

  2. It’s nice to know that time you spend on sites like Twitter, can pay off in the long run. I guess that’s why people tell you to stick with things long enough to see results. Not only did you make some helpful contacts but you came across a long lost friend. Nice story.

  3. Anita Campbell

    Thanks Chris, Amanda —

    I like Twitter because it’s a combination of personal and professional. Because in the end, business really is personal. So it’s nice to be able to combine the two.

    I’ve been touched by the people who have reached out through Twitter. You get to know people — not just businesses — through it.

    Anita

  4. It’s been so great to keep in touch and see what you’ve been up to via Twitter. Thanks for mentioning it here! And congrats again on the WSJ mention of Small Business Trends. It’s a great resource, not just for small business people but for just about anyone in business today.

  5. CareerDean

    Congrats on the inclusion. It’s well-deserved. 🙂

  6. Martin Lindeskog

    Anita,

    Congratulations. I sent a note to Honest Tea. I am big tea drinker… 🙂

    All the Best,

    Martin

  7. Congratulations Anita and your example of how Twitter was used was a good practical example of its benefits.

  8. TJ McCue

    Just more evidence, Anita, of how you are always ahead of the curve. You were the reason I decided to jump into the Twitter waters last year.

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