Seriously, most of you out there, are really nice people, and inspire me to give away all the stuff I do for free. Some of you SUCK at interacting with other people though, and I really mean SUCK. Just about 3 minutes ago, I received this email:
About Sociable for WordPress: add diggita.it
That was all that was in there! I wish it was the first e-mail like that, but it wasn’t…
Now if you want me to do something for you, the best thing you can do is ask! And I can tell you one thing, thanking me for writing plugin or tool X, Y or Z won’t hurt, and adding “please” might be a good idea too.
If you want something done tomorrow, either consider paying me to do it (and I’m sorry, but tomorrow is never cheap), or be really really polite and tell me why you need it. I spend 20-30 hours a week writing plugins, tools and blog posts, and I give all of them away for free. Please be so kind as to reward that with well written and polite emails.
Update: it get’s worse, I emailed this lady back with the following single line:
pretty please? :)
And I got this response:
It was not an order, just a quick request. I wrote it in a hurry. :-p
Now seriously, she’ll never get anything done from me anymore.