Friday, January 05, 2007

(Misc) Your Contact Info

As I visited each FBA nominee to get their e-mail address yesterday, I found quite a few that did not have an e-mail address or other contact info listed on their site. I'm sure this is an oversight, but thought I'd mention it. You might want to give your site a quick glance to make sure there is some way of contacting you listed. Just a suggestion. If I can't contact you, readers can't either.

Cate from Sweetnicks.

8 comments:

Andrew said...

one of my pet grips... no contact info.

For those who fear the address being picked up by spammers who can 'hide' the address by using something like

a href="mailto: me AT myblog DOT co DOT uk"

or something similar.

oh and you can also add ?subject="website feedback" after the uk bit to populate the subject line.

Anonymous said...

If by any chance you still get found by robots by using me AT myblog DOT... etc, or have people complaining about having to retype the address instead of a direct click or cut-and-paste, try entering your email address as hex or ascii characters. The email address displayed in my sidebar appears to be written as text but is actually entered as a string of hex characters. There's some software that does this for you in various styles with the script to go with and easy instructions on where to put the code in your template. Search on Link Munger.

ilva said...

I suppose you mean me as I haven't got any mail about my nomination but my mail address is found on my blogger profile page, I prefer to leave it there for privacy reasons. Maybe the others have done the same!

Anonymous said...

No, Ilva, you were one I was able to find (just checked, and you were in the group e-mail). I found a lot of them on the profile page, which is great. Some are just nowhere. ;)

Kalyn said...

Another thing that's missing from a lot of blogs is the location. For Menu for Hope I was trying to create a list of central U.S. bloggers and I could not believe how many blogs didn't have a location or e-mail address anywhere that I could find. I finally gave up on some.

Jack said...

Probably my #1 complaint upon stumbling upon a new blog is that 1 out of 3 new ones have no way to contact the writer other than leaving a post. Others NEVER seem to fix this most basic of errors. Personally, I really blame the makers of Blog software, but STILL!

Jeanne said...

I occasionally also have people complain that I have no prominent address on my site - but it's on my profile page!! I think this is perfectly adequate. If I can't find an obvious address, I go straight to the blogger's profile page and often the address is there. My pet hate is a blank (or largely blank) profile page. I don't need to know your bank details, employer's address or mother's maiden name - just an approximate location (e.g. Texas or northern France or whatever you feel comfortable with) and maybe whether you are male or female (to avoid embarrasingly incorrect pronouns when referring to "his/her post" on something!! :P

Acme Instant Food said...

I'm a little late to this topic, but I extend a "thanks" to Cate for pointing out this email omission. I always thought it was on my profile page, but it wasn't. I fixed it!