Update September 2015: New Books, No Social Media, Etiquette
Added two more books to write to my repertoire, two firsts-a science fiction novel and a children’s book! Very excited about these new projects.
Also, recently, I’ve had people contacting me blind then get offended when I asked for particulars. Basic etiquette is introduce yourself first, reason for contacting and thanking. This is just basic politeness. I’ve been receiving ‘hello’ then nothing. I don’t like having to dig information out of you.
Also, I do not download blind either, ie: spreadsheets, pictures, pdf files, etc. So don’t just say hello and send a file then get offended when I don’t answer or jump at downloading your unknown file. This is the best way to share a virus, spyware or worm and I don’t have time for the hassle. How to share? Same as above, introduce yourself, reason for contacting and thanking. Instead of sending the file, share in the open window or email so i don’t have to scan with a program then download.
Finally, I am no longer active on social media like Facebook, so I will not receive/read messages on any social network. My only contact information is my email address, on my website. Again, I will not read messages on Facebook, google plus, twitter, path, linkedin, stumbleupon and so on. Best way to get my attention is an email with proper etiquette, style and grammar.