Some of you are going to read this and think, that lady is WAY too happy and excited, how annoying! And some of you are gonna say I GET IT! I totally get it! And you’ll agree and empathize.
GREAT! I want to repel those who feel that first way about me, and attract and relate to the second kind. But, nonetheless, both of these kinds of people? They can BOTH learn from this blog post I’m about to present!
The truth is, our WORDS via email, Facebook, etc– they need punctuation. Have you ever gotten an email and its just run on sentences with nothing to stop them, pause them, or give them any personality!? They need something besides just letters put together to make a statement or explain themselves. All of us KNOW this is the truth! My personality is just excited and intensely thrilled for others by nature. A complete stranger can tell me they’re engaged and I just become SO perky and happy for them and congratulate them 1000 times! I do this in my emails! The thing is, I want people to know I mean it and how I would sound saying it because we’re using the impersonal but OH so convenient form of communicating known as email, my favorite way to correspond EVER! Let’s take one of my recent emails for example below, but let me change the punctuation and capitalized letters and tone it down. Here’s what my email would look like without my personality put into it:
[Inquirer’s name here], congrats on your engagement. Are you loving being a fiancé and saying it every chance you get? I’ve been married four years but sometimes I’ll call my husband that just for fun, haha we are total nerds. I hope the wedding planning process is going wonderfully for you. I am actually moving to North Carolina in about a month and so excited. We’ll be in OBX, where we got married.
[Inquirer’s name here]!! CONGRATS on your engagement!! Are you loving being a fiancé and saying it every chance you get?! I’ve been married four years but sometimes I’ll call my husband that just for fun, haha we are total nerds!!! 🙂 I hope the wedding planning process is going wonderfully for you! I am actually moving to North Carolina in about a month and SO excited!!!!! 🙂 We’ll be in OBX, where we got married!
I recently spent some time corresponding with Kim Wadsworth of VOW magazine and let me tell you, she was JUST as sweet, upbeat and kind as she sounded in her emails! I was SO impressed with her before I even heard her voice and it’s because she communicated SO well via email! Consider your email personality and how you really sound, and if you think it’s lacking, read it out loud! Add some bold and italics and BIG LOUD words where you need to, and especially happy and excited exclamations!!! 🙂 Smileys don’t hurt either 😉
Start considering how you sound to others via email communication and ask yourself if YOU would want to book/work with you based on that!!! 😉
I felt like playing around yesterday with my macro, the bokeh in the background are our bath loofahs haha! I just thought it’d be so pretty!