This week, we’re welcoming back blogger Marilyn Tycer. Marilyn is a graphic designer and blogger, and we’ve asked her to share some of her tips for bloggers.
Advice for Bloggers: Rule #2
Be a team player.
Consider the tone of your message. Tone is the relationship the writer sets up with the reader. Even though email is a friendly medium, it’s tough to make humor (especially humor clothed in sarcasm) or tongue-in-cheek comments work in email, and it’s best to avoid them. Also avoid personal comments about others, or knee-jerk emotional responses – email is no place for sarcasm, hostility, cynicism, or whining.
Remain professional at all times. Consider waiting a bit before emailing a “sensitive” message. Avoid “venting,” vulgarity, or certainly, any kind of profanity. Think about your corporate culture, or prevailing attitude – which can be especially critical for emails to co-workers.