Now that we know the rules, let’s look at three of sample emails that work: That picture of you with your camera definitely caught my attention. I assume you’ve taken one of those architecture boat cruises, right? Believe it or not, I think you’ve met your match – I have an addiction to photography, too. ) I generally do portraits, but I recently took some pictures in Napa, which was really fun. Especially in the first stages, when you’re just getting a sense for each other, it’s worth keeping things relatively brief.
Your mode of expression needs to be readily comprehensible.
“Dear Pauline - that’s unbelievable, I like white-water rafting too!
” An attention-grabbing way to start an email, certainly …
It’s a better idea to make the other person curious about you by supplying a few hints than to weigh him or her down with your life story. Certainly in the early stages of a correspondence, less can be more.
Wait for an answer to your last message before you send a new one - it’s a conversation you’re after, not a monologue.