“E-mail is the greatest thing” – Wally Amos
Nowadays people have Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other means of communication. Instead of writing an e-mail to my friend, I just send him/her a wall post on Facebook. It’s quick and easily accessible.
So why am I writing that e-mail is the greatest thing?
Because that’s how I ended up getting this self-hosted blog.
Of course, there’s a couple of tips that I’d like to share.
-Keep the e-mail short and concise. It’s hard for anyone to reply to a huge wall of text.
-Always write with a purpose. Acknowledge your reasons for writing and be as straight to the point as possible.
During the past month, I’ve been e-mailing people left and right.
I’ve e-mailed a couple of huge bloggers. It’s been a few weeks and they haven’t responded. I don’t take that personally because they probably cannot agree to my requests. That’s fine. That’s a reasonable rejection.
I’ve also written to other people. I’ve asked them to guest post, for advice, and for any other questions I had.
On top of that, one blogger saw potential in my work and offered me some money to get me started on this blog that you’re reading right now.
All I did was reach out by e-mail.
Good things happen when you reach out. E-mail enables that without getting out of your seat.
That’s why e-mail is the greatest thing.