answering emails is one of most annoying side of blogging, especially when they come in high numbers - you really need to sift through a bunch of emails, some good, and some a total waste of time - most of the emails are requests to post stuff on the blog, but we figured, hey why not categorize them in themes.
so here's theme number 1, the good: the good are tips on various subjects, heads-up by friends and loyal readers, or requests from young guys who genuinely need help in raising awareness to their website or small business - sometimes it's about a personal matter, like simply finding a co-pilot for an upcoming race, we actually made an exception for this guy and published his request.
the second category is about the bad: those social media managers who send press releases, then follow-up with smart-ass emails assuming that the reason their news was not published is "language related"! well, what took you so long to discover that we're an english blog? i guess it will take you forever to realize that we don't publish such news!
third category is about the ugly: those are the "de facto" people, they send undisclosed emails to various media channels including you, confidently requesting publishing their news, no questions asked! oh... and thanks in advance! so how to go about this? well we try to be polite, see our below response to this guy, who is actually responsible for social media in one of the largest companies in kuwait:
so, a very politically correct email positioning his request as a simple misunderstanding, but was that enough? hah... a few days later the same guy sends the below email..
not sure what the hell is really going in this guy's head.. "send send send until they give up" must be his motto! well, i've got news for you buddy, we will never give up! so stop sending such emails we are not a newspaper for god's sake!