Thursday, October 27, 2011
Don't Judge Me by My Email Address
I'm aware that many people have switched over to Gmail and some people haven't used AOL since middle school, but I'm not one of those people. I have had an AOL email address since the beginning. Granted the names changed several times since my over dramatic middle school days but it's still an AOL email address. I'm used to AOL. I like AOLmail so should I really be judged based solely on what outlet I choose to use?
To me it's like judging a book by its cover. If you automatically dismiss someone just because of who they choose to have an email address with, you can be missing out on something great. Shouldn't my query and sample pages be the only thing I'm judged on? There are so many rules when it comes to querying. The last thing I ever imagined being a problem was having an AOL email account.
Would love your input on this one. What email account(s) do you use? And do you judge me because I never switched from AOL?