How Talking On Twitter Can Land You On Forbes.com

Look mom, I'm on Forbes.comI’m on Twitter…a lot.

Some may say too much, but I can’t help being social. It’s the fastest real time social network around, and I use it often to share content and communicate with people. Since first joining I made the decision to not automatically follow people just because they followed me. As a result I watch weekly as people fall off of my follow list because they’re using follow back programs that automatically add people, then drop them when they don’t follow back after a week or so.

That said, I enjoy connecting with all kinds of people and brands via Twitter. About a year ago a colleague and I reached out  to FoodSpotting to get them involved in an event we were planning. We had some questions that I tweeted directly to the company’s Twitter handle. The co-founder of the company, Alexa Andrzejewski, responded from her personal Twitter account and we proceeded to tweet back and forth.

Look Mom, I’m on Forbes.com

That was nearly a year ago, and I hadn’t thought about it since. Flash forward to the present. A friend tags me in her post of a Forbes article entitled 10 Real Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year Of The Woman Entrepreneur.

Her tag read: “Jon Moss makes a cameo in the slideshow too!” Intrigued I clicked on it not knowing what, how or why I’d be included here –scratch that–I am a supporter of entrepreneurs, and Chattanooga is getting ready to play host to an all Female Founder Edition of 48 Hour Launch

Lo and behold, there is a screen capture of my Twitter conversation with Alexa illustrating that she’s one of the Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter. I’m not sure what that makes me, but hey, it’s good to be in the presence of company like that.

So there you have it. The story of how my mug got on Forbes.com. This makes my head swell only slightly, and temporarily. Please feel free to deflate it here in the comments, or on Twitter. Till next time, I’ll likely be on Twitter…talking to fellow entrepreneurs. Case in point. Here’s Alexa and I today: