There have been a few comments recently about how I am ignoring people or whatever that email me. I get over 40 emails alone through the ajax form a day and well I do ignore a lot of them. If you want me to respond to your email here are some tips.
Be direct and keep it simple
While its nice to hear that you love my blog and all that I would much rather you just get to the question you have. You dont have to address me properly and whatever just be like “what do you think of x?”. That works.
Keep it short
Most of the time when I check my email its a short break from what I am working on. If your email is longer then 2 sentences odds are my add will have kicked in and I will end up tossing it out.
Partnerships and Working Together
The #1 email that I delete goes something like this-
I love your website and congratulations on your amazing success as a marketer. I have some ideas that I think we can work together on. What time would be good for me to call you”
Here is the thing… I do not have time to work on my own things that I know are profitable so the odds of me working with you to take a chance on profitability are slim to none. HOWEVER please feel free to try.
Trying to get me to blog about your site
When I get emails that are like “Hello, your readers would really benifit from reading mycoolsite.com” or crap like that I assume its self promotial automated spam and it gets deleted.
Just send me a link that says “hey check out mycoolsite.com” that is plenty. If I like it I will bookmark it on del.ico.us (I can never type that) and tag it for a future post that is relavent.
I will probably add more to this in the future.