Roger Stringer   About ▾

I'm Roger Stringer: a father, writer, developer, consultant, chef, speaker. Founder of TheInterviewr.

Monthly Archives: September 2011


~•~
~•~
~•~

Don’t start emails with “Y U No Use [Insert Service Name]”

 

The subject line above, sadly is the subject line of an email I got last week from a service emailing to ask why TheInterviewr doesn’t use them for it’s Telephony work.

First of all, I only use services that I trust, since I’m asking my users to trust them as well, and for all my Telephony services, I only use or recommend Twilio. That will never change, as they have served me well on various projects for nearly two years now (Good job guys).

This other nameless service offers similar features, but I’ve never used them, and I’ve only heard mixed reviews about them. So while I may have considered them for a smaller project, the fact that they actually send an email were the subject line starts out as “Y U No Use Blank” isn’t really a confidence builder, so I promptly file them in the never going to use folder.

But as I thought about it, it seemed that this was worth writing about… If you are a professional business.. Trying to build confidence and trust in your service.. Why… Why would you actually use a subject line like that? It’s practically asking to never be taken seriously, and if I can’t take your seriously, then I won’t even evaluate your service to consider using it at some point.

Filed Under: Articles

~•~
~•~
~•~

Video: Nigel Marsh on Work-life Balance

 

Interesting Ted Talk from Nigel Marsh

This week we look at Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work by Nigel Marsh. In this video he lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

Filed Under: Video

~•~
~•~
~•~
~•~