Yesterday was such a day.
I had manuscript pages to send back to a writer.
The query did not list her email address.
It did however list her website: triumph.
The website has those cute little icon things for email, twitter, Facebook.
So I clicked on email.
And up pops an email service provider that asks for ...
her email address.
I can't send her an email from her website unless I know her email address.
So I click Twitter: Triumph will be mine!
The little tweet box pops up with a form message about her website.
But what it doesn't have is her Twitter handle.
Triumph part no.
At this point I'm stymied.
So I call her.
And that turns out to be just the ticket.
Besides having a nice convo, we had a good laugh about the website, and why I needed her info.
What does this mean for you?
Well, yes, I will track you down, but you already knew that.
What it means is that you check your contact page from a computer that is not yours.
Make sure someone can reach you if they don't have your email address.
And you might double check that your Twitter link actually reveals your Twitter handle.
Same for Facebook.
And if you think "oh she has my email" well, maybe not.