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16 annoying communications that must end in 2011

on January 3, 2011

The more options we have to communicate with each other, the more ways we can annoy each other. For some reason when people do it in mass they think it’s OK. Here are some common communications practices that are irritating and must end in 2011.

1. Holding meetings to solve all problems

I’ve worked with far too many organizations where the solution to every problem is “Let’s have a meeting.” Sometimes it’s qualified with “Let’s have a kick off meeting” (Read “No more ‘What are we going to do in social media’ meetings”). Not every problem requires a meeting as a solution. In fact, a meeting often creates more problems.

Instead of trying to intelligently solve the problem, the organizer will use the meeting as a crutch to come up with a solution. It’s a lazy move. It’s the equivalent of saying, “I can’t figure out who I should ask to solve this problem, so I’m going to drag all of you into a meeting to figure it out for me.”

Let me give you the most egregious example of this. I was working at an event and all I needed was to confirm some technical specs with the event manager. The person who had the contact of the event manager immediately wanted to a hold a meeting. Thus began the series of “When are you available?” emails. I said that a meeting isn’t necessary, I just need answers to these questions. I had typed them out in an email. An email or phone call to the contact will solve everything.

2. Acting as an email liaison

With a couple of caveats, this is one of the most pointless activities. It’s often done to protect a relationship. In the situation I described above, that’s exactly what happened. Instead of just giving me the event person’s contact information, my contact wanted to act as a liaison to the event manager. Thus began a discussion of me literally spelling out all my specifics to someone who had no idea what I was talking about. Finally, I got the contact person’s email.

There are some cases where an email liaison can actually be advantageous. PR people and executive assistants are awesome at it in that they save you time by managing all the email correspondence. If you don’t have one of those two positions where your role as “email liaison” is actually simplifying a situation, stop doing it.

3. #FollowFriday

Luckily, this once very popular Twitter recommendation process, is dying its own rapid death. It’s the process by which tweeters list other users with no context and then dictate that their followers follow them (see “Can we all make #followfriday suck less?”). Not in any other situation would we behave like this. If someone came up to you and only said, “Steve, Robert, Katie, John. Pay attention to them,” you’d think that person was an a-hole.

Much of the #FollowFriday behavior has been replaced with far more valuable and relevant Twitter lists.

Here’s me on Cranky Geeks last year complaining about #FollowFriday.

4. Keeping people on cc lists when they’re no longer part of the conversation

I often make introductions. In response, I will usually receive two emails from the two parties I introduced thanking me for the introduction. And then that’s it. That’s what it should be.

In many cases that’s not what happens. Often I’m left on the cc list as the two parties I introduced are making plans. After deleting a few of these emails I eventually have to step in with, “Hey guys, can you take me off this thread.” I come off as being an a-hole when in reality, they’re the insensitive ones for keeping me on the list. And that’s not how any of us want to feel because we all like each other. Heck, I introduced them in the first place.

5. Cc-ing everyone to tell them to stop cc-ing everyone

Unless you’re the CEO disciplining your staff for incorrect behavior, this move has “schmuck” written all over it. The most egregious case of this is when someone sends out a mass mail and accidentally puts all the addresses in the cc field when they should have been in the bcc field (Read “Social media ‘gurus’ and bloggers are egotistical jerks”). Inevitably, multiple people on the distribution list pull their “I’m holier then thou” attitude and explain how wrong it was for the person to cc everyone, and that its wrongness is second only to Bernie Madoff swindling Holocaust survivors. Then in an effort to shut those people up, other supposedly “more sane” recipients cc everyone to tell them to stop cc-ing everyone.

6. CYA (Cover Your Ass) cc’s

This is one of the most common practices that is detrimental to an organization’s productivity. People claim the reason they cc someone on an email is to “keep them in the loop.” But in actuality these CYA cc’s are insanely selfish. The person is not looking to benefit the organization as a whole but rather have a digital paper trail to cover their own job within the organization. Each cc wastes the recipient’s time and thus the productivity of the whole organization. Way to go “team player.”

If you want to create a paper trail of your work, without bothering people in email, use Yammer, wikis, and other Enterprise 2.0 tools.

7. Pictures of your meals on Facebook

WHY would I want to see that? What exact reaction are you looking to get out of me for this? I believe there are some people who actually enjoy seeing those photos, but I’ve never met them.

There are “food porn” blogs and Facebook groups. Please post your photos there where people really care.

8. Using email as IM

If an email thread is ten messages long, took place in less than an hour, and each message is no longer than a sentence, then move it to an instant messenger. Both parties are to blame here. Each email message requires multiple clicks to open, read, respond, send, and delete. IM is designed for rapid fire communications. Use it.

9. Posting all your photos on Facebook without editing them

I’m trying to fully understand what goes on in the mind of a person who doesn’t edit out or fix their blurry, upside down, and duplicate photos. After a lot of deliberating, I’ve narrowed it down to two options:

  1. I’m so fabulous and such a fabulous photographer that everyone will want to see all of my photos, no matter what they look like.
  2. I’m so crazy busy that I don’t have time to edit these wonderful pictures of me and all my friends. I’ll let my Facebook friends pick which ones are their favorites.

Either way, you’re a jackass. Instead of just wasting your time, you’ve just wasted everyone’s time. When I eventually run into these people in person my thoughts immediately go to “Oh you’re the self-centered putz that doesn’t edit your photos.” From here on in you will only be known for that. Congrats, that fifteen minutes you chose not to edit your photos just did wonderful damage to your personal brand.

10. Making a Facebook friend request and then not responding to personal messages

Since Facebook started recommending people for us to be friends with, we’ve all begun receiving a lot more friend requests. I keep rather copious notes on who I’ve met, but sometimes I will forget, and more often people who I don’t know will make a Facebook friend request. That’s perfectly fine, but I only request that you actually respond to a personal message if you want me to accept your friend request. Stunningly, more than 25 percent of the friend requesters refuse to respond to personal messages (Read “One quarter of people who friend me on Facebook don’t respond to personal messages”).

Attached to this issue is Facebook’s privacy setting of only accepting personal messages from people you’ve friended. This backfires on you when you send a friend request. The person can’t contact you asking about the friend request. If you turn off your email to outsiders, then I can’t contact you to make an initial personal contact, and I have no choice but to delete your friend request.

11. Mass “Would you endorse me?” recommendation requests on LinkedIn

Nothing screams “I’m the world’s laziest networker” than this move. LinkedIn should simply turn this feature off (you can send out up to 200 mass recommendation requests at a time).

12. Collecting business cards at a networking event, and not following up

This is sadly an extremely common behavior. I would say less than 10 percent of the people I hand my business card to actually follow up with me. Why are you collecting business cards and not doing anything with them?

13. You meet someone in person, they follow up, and you don’t respond

I try to make it a point to follow up with everyone I collect a business card from. While it may be bad not to follow up with someone that you collected a business card from in person, it’s now offensive to not respond to a personal email. You just met in person! It’s reprehensible.

When someone doesn’t respond, it just lowers my opinion of them. And then inevitably I’ll run into that person again and the meeting is horribly awkward, for them, not me. Conversely, I’ve had people not respond and when they do see me they act overly friendly to the point it’s creepy and obvious that they’re compensating for their obvious extended non-response.

14. Getting angry over email

You’re allowed to do this once, and that’s it. After that, grow up. Next time you see an email conversation turn south, pick up the phone. I don’t care how much of an idiot you think the other person is, if you let a pissing match continue via email, you’re the idiot.

If you don’t do it soon in the exchange, then it gets awkward to determine who’s going to end it. You’re eventually going to run into each other in person, and if you didn’t pick up the phone to end it, it’s going to be a wonderfully uncomfortable meeting. Enjoy!

15. Auto DMs after someone follows you on Twitter

I would love it if Twitter would just turn this feature off so no one would ever do it again. It is extremely disingenuous. If it’s true when you say “Thanks for the follow” in your auto DM, then follow me back and @reply something I tweeted. Otherwise, it usually results in an instant “unfollow.”

That’s exactly what happened with the message below. Auto DM, no follow back, so I unfollowed.

16. @Reply multiple people with the same request

It’s just another form of spam, but some idiots think @replying the same message repeatedly to multiple Twitter users is a good form of marketing. Not at all. The moment I get one of those emails I go take a look at the user’s thread to confirm they’re a spammer.

Did I get the list right? Anything you disagree with? Would like to add? I’m sure there are plenty more that I haven’t thought of.

Creative Commons photo credits to kazamatsuri (his photo is the blurry one and no I don’t think he’s a jackass. Actually, I thank him for putting that photo on Flickr for me to use as an example in this post. Thanks Kaza!), Sandy Austin (same for your food photo Sandy. Thanks!), and kaysha.

Stock photos courtesy of Shutterstock.

{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

Jerry Michalski January 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Nice list!

I'd add: getting mad when someone doesn't follow you back on Twitter. Twitter isn't Facebook or IM. You should only follow people who improve your feed, and that's not always your buddies, etc.

David Spark January 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Much agreed on that. There are tons of people I follow that don't follow me back. Most notably celebrities. Although the Auto DM thing really pisses me off.

alec j rosen January 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm

i'd add people who you don't know in an unrelated field w/ nothing in common and that want to be LinkedIn with you ….. i view LinkedIn as my professional resource list of contacts ….

David Spark January 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

What I've learned is that everyone defines their social network usage differently. Talk to anyone and they'll say, “I use Twitter for X, Facebook for Y, and LinkedIn for Z.” It's completely different person to person. So you have just explained what you use LinkedIn for which is the advertised way to use it. Problem is not everyone agrees with you. That's the issue. We all use our social networks differently. And as you have evidenced, when you cross a person's individual definition of a social network's usage, you piss them off.

alec j rosen January 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

true …. on twitter, i follow / unfollow like i would drop people i meet in a bar … it's conversational .. easy to move on w/o offending (mostly).

LinkenIn for me, is more about my professional network and that is something i value more than an occasional contact …. just saying …. although. my Linkedin is included in my e-mail signature along w/ my biz twitter … my personal one @alecjr i try to keep as separate from the biz @ajrpartners as i can ….

alec j rosen January 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm

another annoying one … not changing the subject line when an e-mail thread changes completely from the original topic … you know you can edit and change them, especially if the topic changed (or just start a new thread)

chrissduffy January 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

here's one. I'm guilty of this one…”happy Birthday!” on the facebook wall. God, I'm lazy.

David Spark January 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm

yeah, I was thinking about that one. Actually, if you really give a shit about someone you should leave a video message on their birthday. That's far more appropriate and personal.

Mike Spiegelman January 3, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I half-agree about food photography.

I cook all the time and post photos of my meals on Flickr. Through a Flickr rss feed, these photos get posted on my Tumblr, which in turn appears on my Facebook. I understand it's a piss-take to tweet about breakfast or post food pictures, but I post the pictures out of fun and pride, just like if I posted photographs of a birdhouse I've made.

What irks me is when people photograph meals purchased at a restaurant. It's an odious form of consumption. Might as well photograph the price of the meal off the menu, too.

David Spark January 4, 2011 at 1:17 am

Good point. Did you make a birdhouse? I'd like to see that.

Guest January 4, 2011 at 1:18 am

You forgot one of the most common communicative offenses: Repetitive complaints posted as Facebook status updates.

Real life examples that took me less than a minute to dig up:
“could my ulcerous stomach please let up for a change?”
“I'm bored, anyone wanna talk to me?”
“FML.”

Ricardo January 4, 2011 at 1:32 am

How about people who share personal or intimate stuff on public tweets instead of using DM. Seen a few saying every day ILY back and forth without restraint. Or making a date “we should have coffee” “yes, were we usually do” “xoxo” “kisses”. Yuck!

David Spark January 4, 2011 at 1:43 am

Agreed. I was told one tale of a couple that would have “Twitter pillow talk” just before they went to bed. And it was all public and completely nauseating.

Julia January 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

There is still one good reason for the auto welcome message on Twitter. If you use Hootsuite new followers who receive your auto reply show up in your “outbox”. This gives you the opportunity to view new followers as they roll in and reply with something more personal. I understand why it is hated but it is a very useful tool for me. Just use it correctly and follow up on new followers asap.

Julia Lilly
360 Admin
@julialilly

David Spark January 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

didn't know about that feature. But, you know if you just go to Twitter and check your followers, your newest followers are always at the top. So you don't need to send an auto DM to find out who your newest followers are.

Tcarnevale January 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Hi David,

Love the list and gave me a good laugh because some I've done (i.e. IM email threads) and some I hate and am right with you on… Great Post keep them coming!!!

David Spark January 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Thanks. Yes, we're all guilty of some of this, but then we check ourselves and we try not to do it again. For example, we've had email fights. But then we become mature.

keane January 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Also: Using Twitter as an IM.

David Spark January 4, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I've had that happen to me, but it's so rare that I didn't include it. Does it happen to you often Keane?

keane January 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Some of my more talkative friends like to back and forth on Twitter. Then, serendipitously, a third party happens to join in and it continues.

Carlas January 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Killer list, David! So I'm going to make one admission and two suggestions. Starting with the confession, I am guilty of #7, food porn on my FB which showcases only the best of what I make AND try out to tip folks off to a hot spot since my friends frequently come to me for this info anyway. Just adjusted the privacy settings on the the album I post them to now that I know you can live without them.;) I took that foodie interest and parked it in a private FB group <originally functionality!=”” group=”” out=”” test=”” the=”” to=””>. Over the quarter, it has since evolved into a vibrant community where 200+ folks share recipes, tips, new openings, etc.

Now for the adds: (1) My biggest pet peeve is folks who tweet all day long (morning, noon and night) AND cross-post almost everything to FB, with seemingly little differentiation. It also makes their FB page look like a PR Newswire feed in terms of burying any existing personal interaction which tells the visitor you're interested in two-way conversations. I have several friends in our world of technology/marketing/social media who do this, many of whom you likely know. I respect their work and intellect immensely, but have had to hide their feeds so they don't overwhelm my stream. I visit their pages for my fix. (2) Another thing I see primarily amongst this group is an obsession with comments around how exhausted they are because of their own private party or event for which clearly not everyone on their list got an invitation. Where has discretion gone in terms of (not) announcing all personal plans to very private events on these networks?! It does not make me wish for more of their time, but rather, less!

Carla Schlemminger
@carlainsf</originally>

Carrie January 5, 2011 at 5:04 am

Agree with all of the above, except for the the posting of food photos on Facebook. As someone who proudly posted their first attempt at chicken parm over the holidays, I think it's OK if done in the right way. And by the way, your excellent photo here of eggs, slice tomato, and what looks like ham, is making me want this for breakfast pronto tomorrow am and is also making your post here more memorable, so there you go.

One additional annoyance to add – the duplication of blog posts on Facebook when people forget that they have a link set up through their blog feed as well as through social media links. Disconnect one of the links, please!

Harrison Kratz January 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

This is definitely one of my favorite posts in the new year! Great Job David.

I think Follow Friday is much more useful when a blog post is dedicated to a recommendation. I tried it out a while back and got great feedback on it. Gini Dietrich's Spin Sucks has a Follow Friday post every week and its great to learn WHY we should follow them.

I would add having conversations trough Facebook photo and status comments. Its ridiculous and keeps me from commenting on a lot of postings because I really don't want to be flooded with pointless banter.
(definitely agree with Keane too about Twitter as IM)

Leah January 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Replying to an entire email list asking to be removed from the list. How hard is it to email the administrator directly or use the “unsubscribe” link?

Nancy January 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm

David ~ all true, and well said.

I want to add another one we're all guilty of: the ubiquitous “10 reasons why…” or “15 ways…”

This approach to headlines & stories is so tired, and so common it's laughable. I took a chance reading yours, and was well rewarded. But that's a rare outcome.

Cheers.

Patty Baragar January 5, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I can relate to this list now that Ive joined the “real world” after college graduation

David Spark January 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Welcome to the “real world” Patty. You'll find it's far less efficient than college. Sorry about that.

David Spark January 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Nancy, I agree with you 100 percent, but the realization is that we're all attracted to these top ten lists even when we don't want to. I'm the same way, and I just gravitate towards. Bottom line is I wanted people to read this and I knew if I created a numbered list people would read it.

Harry McCracken, editor of Technologizer and former editor in chief of PCWorld said at one point all of their magazine covers had a number in the title.

I think there's a level of comfort that I only need to look at “16” of these, and no more.

David Spark January 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Leah, you have to read this article I wrote, “I could just unsubscribe from your mailing list, but I'd rather be a jackass.” http://www.sparkminute.com/201…/

David Spark January 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I haven't seen a #FollowFriday blog post, but that makes complete sense. You're giving context to why these people are valuable to track and pay attention to. I like that idea. In its current state, #FollowFriday is contextless.

David Spark January 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Hah Carrie, OK I have to admit two things on this one.

1. I'm getting the most flack for this annoyance.
2. This is the only annoyance I didn't come up with. My friend Andrea recommended it to me, and I was half-heartedly on board.

I hear you. :)

Regarding the duplication of blog posts on Facebook, I've made that mistake a couple of times on Twitter when I completely forgot I had auto posting of my blog posts to Twitter. I usually go and delete one of the copies.

David Spark January 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Regarding food porn, see my reply to Carrie above.

Yes, I hate the cross-posts to Facebook from Twitter. That's why I like using services like Tweetdeck that allow you to selectively, Tweet by Tweet, determine which ones should also be copied over on Facebook.

Vail January 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Seriously thanks for documenting what I was hoping the world already was aware of… We don't care what you ate for bfast this morning. Between David and Andy Beal's “unwrtitten rules” the year has started off on a good note.

David Spark January 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Thanks Vail. I can never have too many compliments. :)

Kristin January 5, 2011 at 11:53 pm

“Either way, you're a jackass.” – Love it! Great list… I'm mostly innocent :-)

Kevin W January 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Great list! I would add:

1. People I don't know sending me emails or Tweets or Facebook messages acting as if they're my best mate. This must end!

2. People who email me and begin their emails with a summary of what [they think] my agency does. i know what my agency does, thank you very much. I work there.

3. Email generally. It's a fantastic tool in many ways but has encouraged laziness. The number of times I've had someone say to me “Well, I emailed her three times and got no reply…” What is wrong with the phone? And, if you want something done – and the person you need to contact works in the same building as you – there's no substitute for going to see them. It's amazing how quickly the wheels start turning once you've popped round for a quick chat. Let's have less email and more face-to-face contact in 2011, I say!

David Spark January 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Kevin, thanks for the additions. My comments. I've never had #1 happen to me, so no complaints there for me. I've rarely had #2 happen, but more I get, “Spark, David, I know you cover new technology for your business Spark, David.” I inevitably send an email to the PR person to let them know their mail merge program just isn't cutting it.

As for #3, I don't think it's just email, I think it's overwhelming communications. I say to my wife often, “My job is to constantly follow up with people.” It's amazing how many times you have to bug someone to get them to actually respond the way you want them to.

Ray January 12, 2011 at 4:09 am

I use email like IM's all the time because att's network is so horrible. I have to use my 3G router on sprint to keep my iPhone online while I'm out of network (I work all over the U.S.). I can't use voice or text messages but can still send and receive email. Works for me!

David Spark January 12, 2011 at 4:51 am

You're obviously a very unique situation and I'm sure you don't always have horrible connectivity, do you? Is it impossible for you to use an IM application? You know they can work over a 14.4K modem.

Erikka January 17, 2011 at 6:22 am

David asked me to repost this email I wrote him so here we go –

Hi David,

I liked your 16 annoying communications article a lot. It brought up a question for me that I've never really seen addressed. Maybe my perspective is unusual, but, if you are so inclined, it would be interesting to hear your opinion. (Also note, my question really only pertains to items #7 and #9 in your list.

Very simply – Why can't people just avoid things online that they find annoying? Nobody said they had to review the lame blog or stare at the food pictures or blurry event photos somebody posted. In fact, they can hide this stuff on facebook, and just not surf to the poster's blog. The only exception to my mind would be if someone is posting something offensive in a way that is threatening or graphic.

This is what I really don't get – it is so easy to ignore boring stuff online! MUCH easier than real life. In the old days, you'd be forced to watch your friend's vacation slide show, or sit through a bunch of dull conversations. Now it's just posted online in case you wanted to see it.

I don't understand why internet users feel they are entitled to 100% entertaining, acceptable material that is suited to their needs 100% of the time. Social networking is not all about entertaining everybody else all the time. Or is it? Maybe it is? How did so many people get this idea?

Thanks,
-Erikka

David Spark January 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Erikka:

People love to complain, and they love to think they're right. But the deal with social media is all this content comes through the transom and if I'm annoyed that your unedited photos are filling up my queue, I'll let you know about it. I'll beat my chest and exclaim, “I'm right and you're wrong.”

But more importantly the reason we like social media is it's supposed to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. Anything that adds more “noise” is something that irritates us and we have to let everyone know, especially the one adding the noise.

Sadly, all this educating as to what is and what isn't “noise” just creates more “noise.” It's meta “noise” if you will.

Jill_Irwin January 19, 2011 at 3:11 am

you funny funny man!!! silly and humorous and entertaining all in a one-stop shop!
but i do take exception with something below:
But more importantly the reason we like social media is it's supposed to improve the signal-to-noise ratio

Who told you that!?!??! At the wise, old age of 53, I remember when there was no internet. (What!?!? really!?) My perception is that this social media thing gives us waaaaaaay more noise than signal. When we had to actually pay to print and mail photos, you'd better believe that we took the time to delete the noisy prints! That noise might have cost us an extra 20 cents in printing and a whopping 5 cents in extra postage! And we also took the time to filter out the junk because it was more time-consuming to share it. Now, with social media, you can find out more crap about more people than you ever cared to know. um, make that more noise than signal.

Keep 'em comin'! I need more laughs than usual in January!!! And dammit, what happened to all the egg nog and holiday candy?

Jill

David Spark January 19, 2011 at 5:59 am

Jill, wow, thanks! I do remember a time before the Internet, but I'll take this time over then. I'll manage the noise for the improved communications

Smittyha February 22, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Guilty admission: the #1 real-world benefit I get out of Facebook is that it reminds me of Birthdays. I am a complete twit about that.

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Annie E. June 1, 2011 at 5:54 am

Funny article! :)  However– All I can say is– thank God I grew up with none of this Facebook/Twitter nonesense…  What little quality and what waste of time! Woo hooo it's great to look UP and around me and apart from the couple hours a day I have to be at my computer- that's all the time I will spend typing and “communicating” through this medium.

David Spark June 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Some of us actually don't mind being on Facebook and Twitter as it keeps us connected. But like with everything, there's moderation.

link pyramid November 12, 2011 at 2:03 am

haha, so true about the #1, #4 and #14. I am not particularly agree with #12 thou. People collecting business cards does not mean they have to contact you right away. They get the cards just in case in the future they might have the needs to contact you. Also, it is just a matter of etiquette (in my opinion as someone come from an orient country)

David Spark November 12, 2011 at 5:18 am

Then let me ask you, of all the people you handed a business card to and they didn't contact you again within a week, how many of them every contacted you again? Similarly, for those people you didn't follow up within a week, how often have you followed up with someone much later after receiving their business card.

Most people if they don't do an immediate follow up and take notes, they can't remember who that person is.

adriarichards April 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

David,  Wow these all are either very annoying or have caused me to hang my head because I’m guilty of them!  I have to say that I personally LIKE seeing food photos from people I know because I imagine them enjoying the food.  If it’s exotic or a new twist on something, I like seeing it even more.  Also if it contains a ridiculous number of calories.  Just today I posted a photo of my lunch.  Now it’s very rare I do that but today felt like a food tweeting day!

Great list!

Bettina Evensen November 13, 2012 at 7:03 am

I am a woman, and by that an easy target. We feel bad about not supporting those who “supports” or offer us their “unconditional support”.- Free ebooks with useful tips & tricks on how to …anything, free webinars etc. Which are great. And our emotions are often the target , too.. But, as a company..Know this: Each time you send us all these free things, and great advices, you are noticed, with gratitude. But, there’s a thin line between love and hate! We feel bothered if you seek our attention every single day! No matter the issue . -If we don’t respond , and you start nagging, or even worse, threatening (as I actually experienced from one of the most respected persons in online business, even!)
Then you’ve lost us. So, shipping emails every day, might not be such a great idea. To a normal , offline-person it is just too much.

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