Polite Replies

  • When someone emails, I respond. I will probably send the last email out of us both, just to thank you more.
  • When someone sends me an Etsy convo, I respond. My last reply will probably be “Thanks to YOU!”.
  • When I make a sale, I send a thank you email.
  • When I get a comment on a blog post, I respond something back. So, almost 50% of the comments under my blog posts are my own.
  • When I get a comment on a Flickr photo, I say thanks. So, almost 50% of the comments under my photos are my own.
  • When I get off MSN, I say bye first to the people I was chatting with.
  • In almost all those replies, I type at least one ” :) ” and one ” ! ” …

And when other don’t do the same, it sometimes makes me sad, mad, annoyed…

I have been surfing the Web, chatting and having a virtual life for… Hum… Exactly half of my life, 13 years.
It has been part of who I am for a while now.

Am I overly virtually friendly?
Am I virtually annoying?
Am I virtually weird????? lol

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Up there is the most recent Apple keyboard… Ahhh, I dream about not cleaning a keyboard ever again! lol!

Bye! :) (<— See, it’s true!!)

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16 responses to “Polite Replies

  1. julia

    oh non! je te trouve plutot très gentille. mais c’est drôle, j’éprouve souvent ces sentiments face aux commentaires sur flickr (par exemple) et des fois, je ne réponds pas par souci d’être trop “eager to respond”. hehehe

  2. Merci Julia! C’est gentil!! (Tu vois, je répond en 30 secondes de ta réponse! haha Faut dire que j’étais encore sur le Web! ihih)
    Oui, je crois que je ressens le sentiment surtout sur Flickr! Peut-être car les courriels ne laissent pas de trace trop trop (je delete tout assez rapidement, je reçois/envois tellement en une journée!), que sur le blogue et Etsy les commentaires ne sont pas aussi fréquents que sur Flickr… mais je ne peux m’en empêcher! :)

  3. Hehe I would LOVE to do the same. And usually have every good intention to. But then I just get swamped with work and forget. And feel really bad. But there’s only so many hours in the day and it’s not because I’m being lazy or anything. So I figure when other people don’t reply or reply late it’s for the same reason :)

  4. Oh! Je te comprends. Je suis comme ça aussi. Comme il est difficile de faire passer de la chaleur humaine par l’ordinateur, j’en met un peu plus que d’habitude.
    J’ai quelques clients qui font tout le contraire: leurs courriels sont froids, business-like, to the point, sans même un “bonjour” au début et un “merci” à la fin. Comme s’ils s’adressaient à une machine. Pourtant, au téléphone, ils sont très friendly.
    Les gens sont weird.

  5. Lara – I totally understand that!! I guess since I work on the computer the majority of the time, I am more tempted to go check stats, comments and all more often too!! hehe

    Maryse – Tout à fait vrai! C’est difficile de faire passer une personnalité et des intonations virtuellement! Je suppose qu’avec le temps j’ai réussi à y arriver un peu…! haha :)

  6. Assistons-nous à une nouvelle étiquette virtuelle? Peut-être devient-elle plus importante que la politesse en personne, d’autant plus la l’anonmité amène parfois des bassesses! :) ;)

  7. J’exagère? ihihi
    Je crois que je suis polie en vrai aussi… Enfin, à moins que tu me passes sur le corps en essayant d’entrer dans le wagon de métro! haha!

  8. La Mamzelle

    Merci! :) !!!!! ;) À bientôt!

  9. haha! Petite comique!!
    !!!! :) ;) :P

  10. I think it’s wonderful that you reply to every messages & emails…it is sometimes difficult / time-consuming to do so. Hope you can understand that not everyone can do the same, and please forgive those times when it happens (every comment is much appreciated).

  11. Totally!! I understand that 100%! I probably receive much less that other people!! :) And it doesn’t bug me…

    Unless if the person ALWAYS does not reply, now that pisses me off! lol :)

  12. Tessy

    keep going – it makes the world go round :))))

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