There are people on the other side

I’ve been running thegallery.io for more than 3 years now and received hundreds of emails and if there’s one thing that is guaranteed to put me in the wrong mood is an email like this:

Not a great start...

Luckily, emails like this one are the minority. Most of the emails I get are great and the people I met are all awesome people. Still, every new and then, I get these emails in my inbox.

A link. No signature, no ”Hi”, no smile emoji. Just a link. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for minimalism and keep things short. But these emails push all the wrong buttons. If you’re submitting something somewhere online, remember that there are people on the other side.

And if you’re submitting something to thegallery, an email like that is the fastest way to get archived without even getting a reply. And unless your site is really, REALLY good, you won’t get published either.

So don't be a dick, remember that there's a human being on the other side of that email. And it doesn't cost much to write just a few words. Keep that in mind.