People who don’t respond to your emails, mentions, posts and texts. Are they just not that into you?

It seems that for many, common courtesies aren’t very common. One of my biggest pet peeves is to send an email, a mention on Twitter  or a text message and….get. nothing. in return. Ouch!

You try to give people who ignore your communication the benefit of the doubt. Maybe, just maybe, they never received your message. But the error message that the email didn’t go through never comes. You start to wonder if it was something you said, or didn’t say or…..oh, who knows. Maybe, they’re just not that into you.

Nah, that couldn’t be it.

Truth be told, I’m guilty of forgetting to respond once in a while but it doesn’t happen very often and I quickly correct the situation. We can all make excuses for not returning emails, mentions, posts and texts. We’re too busy. We get too many emails. Who can keep up? We don’t have enough time. But we all know that we make time for what we prioritize and, it takes a mere few seconds to respond to an email.

Yes, this is communication 101. Communication should be a two-way street. It’s common sense. The “Golden Rule” of digital communication. An older post on an “Email Etiquette” blog says not responding promptly to emails a no-no. Check out #6. IMO, transparency and courteousness should be paramount, especially because we often find ourselves in the same circles.

Am I the only one that this happens to? Are your emails, mentions, posts or texts ignored?

Let me know what you think on Twitter @NPJ Consulting.

And here’s a quick poll. Please take a couple seconds to respond, and I’ll  share the results on a later blog.

2 Comments on “People who don’t respond to your emails, mentions, posts and texts. Are they just not that into you?

  1. I agreed. In order for someone to respond to you, you have to demonstrate “values” to him/her. Are you merely trying to sell them on something or are you offering values/advise/expertise and begin to build a relationship? Try to listen first before talking. Find out what their pain points are and begin to address those. Make sure they know that they are heard.

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