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Do you respond to positive emails?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by GBNF, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Hi all,

    I wrote a big Sunday centerpiece story that has elicited tons of positive feedback, particularly in my work inbox.

    Do you respond to positive emails as well as negative ones?
    I just spent a while responding to every one, cutting and pasting my response, a brief thank you.

  2. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Oh yeah. You have to respond to both. Responding to positive ones are a lot easier than negative ones. :)
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Yep. Always good to thank the readers.
  4. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    If a reader takes time to email me, I'll always respond. Period. They could praise me to no end or rip me to shreds, I'll always write back. Atleast they care enough to write.
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Respond nicely to them. Ask where they work and if they are hiring.
  7. Yes, I respond to positive emails. Also make it a point to include that it's so rare to hear something other than negative email that it's really appreciated. Consider that a passive-aggressive attempt to make them think twice before sending negative email next time they're moved in that direction.
  8. I try to respond to all of them. If they take the time to write me, I should write back.
  9. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Not playing thread police, but some suggestions here:

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  11. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I always respond to both.

    It's nice when someone recognizes what you've done an appreciates it. We take enough crap from people, I always thanks the positive ones for the kind words.

    Most of them write that they know we mostly get negative stuff, so they'd write something nice.
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