📖How to Reach Out to a Writer, Thinker, or Person You Respect

Eliason, Nat
  • use the appropriate medium. if person likes email, shoot them a email; if they like twitter, twit them.
  • ask a small question that is easy to answer. distill your big question into smaller ones that could be answered with a few sentences, while also interesting enough of an extension of their work they want to answer it.
  • ensure they haven’t answered this question before publicly (e.g., in a blog). answer question that shows you know what they’ve already said about it and how you’ve used it.
  • never ask to promote you (or imply that); they don’t have to do anything for you.


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