Tip from Leo Babauti: No need to write long letters!
Surprisingly, many, very many, despite universal employment, continue to write very long emails! Do not do this. Never.
I have already written earlier that "killed" his email box. I confess that this is true only by 90%. I still use e-mail, but only for communicating with those with whom I cooperate (partners, designers, typography and t.D.). I also react to customer letters (returns, problems).
For feedback with readers and comments, I use Twitter, to communicate with your family (if they are far away) – Facebook (I do not start there a million "friends", and in contacts I have only family and relatives).
I will list on points, why long letters do not have the right to life.
- There are no time to read. I don’t have time for reading your masterpieces, and sending me a long letter, you seek what it is more important than everything else that I have to read.
- Respect my time. You did not work out to edit the letter and allocate the most basic, believing that it should do it, and there is an unpleasant feeling that your spent time is more important than mine. As a result: I am upset, and the essence of the letter remained buried under the pile of unnecessary words.
- Too many questions. No need to write so many questions in one letter so that I have to spend half of my valuable day to answer. Set no more than one, two.
- I will not reply. If you want me to read your letter immediately or, more worse, I did something for you, you are not lucky. Of course, I am not primaped, but I have something to do. And before each letter may not go. After all, there are many of them, not only yours.
Try to limit the letter five sentences. I use this reception for 4 years and he does not fail me. I try to write even less than 5 sentences. If you need more – it means you did not decide what you want to say. Make a break to highlight the main thing and adhere to this. Stretched on 8? Be sure to cut 3.
If you need to convey a lot of information before the interlocutor (a long answer, accompanying document), then place it on the Internet, and insert the link in the letter.