If I receive another e-mail with an address from email@example.com again or from firstname.lastname@example.org or from email@example.com again, I’m going to…hmm nothing original comes to mind right now, but trust me, I’m not going to be happy.
Okay, I know this is going to hit some of you between the eyes but I just can’t stand it any longer. Yes, I’ll admit this is a rant. I know many of you are fond of your own creativity and find change very difficult, but stay with me on this one.
Imagine the editors and agents who receive tons of emails from perspectives clients and spam mail every day. Now take a look at your spam folder again. See any similarities to your e-mail address? In the fourth grade we learned how to address an envelope in that tidy upper left hand corner. That way the receiver knew who the letter was from. Now think about your e-mail address in that corner instead. Would you want to open it if it was a new contact?
Your e-mail address is your calling card. Your nom de plume, if you will and all those agents and editors are looking at it. Someone once said, “You only get one chance to make a good first impression,” and that includes your e-mail address. What kind of impression does gluvsdogs@ make? So, someone name G loves dogs or someone likes to put gloves on their dog so what?
It screams UNPROFESSIONAL!
Can I tell you another secret? Your friends don’t like it much either. Because every time they want to send out some news to you, they have to wrack their brains to remember whose e-mail address is whose. bettyboop@… Lets Betty’s friends know who’s writing to them. It also lets the agent she just queried know that she’s not a spammer and she’s someone who takes her career seriously. When it comes to your e-mail address, just kiss it. Just Keep It Simple Sista J
Think about it.
So tell me, what does your friends e-mail address say to you?
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