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:
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.