Communicating through email with a few lensmasters recently I notice one common pattern: they do NOT mention their squidoo profile, or blog, or any of that in their email signature. I don’t know about you, but to me that’s confusing. Who is it I’m talking to here?
The obvious solution is this: decide what your main online hubs are (for instance facebook, twitter, squidoo, blog, website) and list them in your email signature. On firefox I use a plugin for this, it’s called ‘wisestamp’. It will automatically put the same signature in all of your email programs.
That way anybody you communicate with will automatically know what you do online and can look it up. Also, any squids you communicate with will know who the heck they’re talking to.
Can’t count the times when people have contacted me through the squidoo contact form, asking for tips on their lenses, without even leaving a link to their profile. Needless to say – I won’t even respond to such requests… In that case, btw, you will have to manually copy-paste a URL to be findable. No automatic solution in sight.
Or put more positively: be proud of what you do online and automatically make people know about it.
[In my continuing series of squidu posts that get republished here]