as i was cleaning up my email inbox i ran across a bunch of Direct Message emails from twitter- 90% of them where asking for favours- please RT this or check out my..... if you like it (which is a trap) please spread the word..... Now, even if i "do like it"- chances are my A.D.D. will interrupt my intention to tweet whatever link you copied and pasted. It's all fine and cool to ask for favours, I'm generally happy to promote friends / people I respect- but every now and then it's nice to receive an email/text/dm that isn't asking for something. It's super easy- if you think you have something coming up that you're gonna need help promoting send a "how are you doing?" message outside the window of- you're obviously about to ask for something-
i'm sure i'm nowhere near the only one who feels this way- these kinds of people are everywhere- to quote wednesday addams- "I'm a homicidal maniac
- they look just like everyone else." maybe it's because we live in an age where flagrant self promotion is not only acceptable, but almost encouraged or maybe it's something else? i don't know- i just know that if i didn't write this, the next person to ask a favour of me would have been super sorry.
Please RT ;)