Friday, March 09, 2012

An apology

I've received an email reprimanding me for sending out spam. If you were offended by my invitation to my book launch, I apologise.


With the exception of one woman, for whom I write professionally, the people I emailed an invite to were those I considered friends so I'm very sorry if I upset you. (Although you're probably not reading this if you're annoyed.)


I shall be more careful in future.



13 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Liz, don't let this spoil your achievement. Those of us who consider ourselves friends know you wanted to share the fun with us, and we're all so happy for you.
I showed your book to Second Daughter who visited at just the right time, and she wants to buy it for herself. I hope she does it soon!

Aileni said...

Good on you, Liz.
I wish I had the staying power to emulate you.

Furtheron said...

Liz - don't take it to heart - I'd frankly ignore it and decide that person wasn't a friend, depending on the tone of the response, but I guess by this apology and your use of the word offend that the response was cutting.

You are simply doing what the new world demands - i.e. doing something yourself as the old structures around this stuff have been broken down and you are merely therefore now in the band wagon of slavish self promotion - frankly I've been impressed and think you can teach me more than a little about this in my endeavours with my music.

Funny - takes one click to hit the delete icon on a mail message - a message the person claims is disruptive to them but then they take time and at least a hundred or so clicks/key pushes to complain back. Odd that to me... I just delete anything I'm not interested in

gz said...

could be envious of your achievement, but without the sense to get up and do anything themselves.
Keep working!
(hello, via Mrs. Nesbitt :-) )

CalumCarr said...

Bloody hell, Liz.

Congratulations!

katney said...

Furtheron is right--one click is all it takes if you are not interested in something. It's not like you are sending our mass forwardings of crazy stuff every day like some people do. Or are you? Since my e-mail program won't let you e-mail me at all....

I am only a fourth of the way through the book, but it was a busy day yesterday and today will be a busy day of waiting in doc office, so I may actually finish.

Gledwood said...

Bloody hell when is spam not spam and just an email any more... who knows.!(?_)

Suburbia said...

Gosh Liz, how horrid. I thought the whole thing was lovely and really hope the complaint hasn't spoilt everything for you? How thoughtless and unthinking of someone.I certainly don't think you have anything to apologise for.

x hugs x

Leslie: said...

I echo all the sentiments posted here and hope you will just cross that person off your list of so-called friends. I'm proud of your achievements and wish I could do the same!

Liz said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

It's fine now, we've 'kissed and made up.'

And my complainant had a valid point. I simply hadn't considered that it could be thought of as spam. A bit like my heroine, I must learn to think before I speak/act!

Anonymous said...

If you send me any more spam...I shall demand eggs! Hanks for all the help Liz xxx

Anonymous said...

That was deb btw, didn't want another profile

MadPriest said...

You can't spam a friend although it is possible to annoy one. This applies to everybody you are in contact with on social network sites. I mean, think about it, would sending out an invitation to your next birthday party to all your social network friends be regarded by the law as spam? Of course, it wouldn't.