Etiquette When Emailing Your Blog Author

Yesterday morning I posted about an interview with the retiring Bill Marriott, including his thoughts on the future of hotel rooms and on in-room porn.

Now, I love reader email.

But let’s adopt a good practice for when you reach out to me directly about a post, for advice, just to share your story, or because you’re bored and don’t feel like emailing your cat.

When the urge strikes you to share your stories with me of watching in room porn? Don’t.

That is all.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Ok…surely I am not the only one with a sad morbid curiosity on what prompted this post. But I feel sorry for your loss. #TooMuchSharing

  2. Did you word that quite the way you intended (“watching in room porn with me”)? Or were they trying to jog your memory of that shared experience? 😉

  3. Hahaha, that is some pretty funny stuff. I guess it goes to show that some readers are comfortable – if not too comfortable – with you. 😉

  4. Frankly I think you opened the door on this one and now you are just complaining about the fallout. If any of the emails you received were lude in nature then yes I agree they were inappropriate but anything else is fair game. If you do not want to hear about and or discuss porn don’t being it up in the first place.

  5. Gary, isn’t this sort of sharing what creates stronger bondage with your readers?

  6. Gary – “lude in nature”, I assume, means, puts you to sleep, as in Quaalude – I suspect Evan meant “lewd” 😉

    As far as in room porn goes – I have no interest unless Spectravision is offering bonus miles…

  7. Thank you Basil, I did indeed mean “lewd”. Detriments of typing on an iPhone and silly auto correct.

  8. Rob, the auto correct on the iPhone is adaptive so it is case and phone specific. Nice try at being smug. BTW check the Apple website for more intel on the auto correct feature.

  9. I’m assuming it wasn’t Mommypoints who sent the email or maybe it wouldn’t have been so concerned 🙂

  10. Funny you mention that. I was at a Marriott the other day when I heard a knock on the door. Hey, I hadn’t ordered a pizza…

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