This was something that I dealt with this week, and I had forgotten how important- how necessary- it is in pretty much everything we do. It's not just blogging. Communication skills are everywhere. Doing my college research, I have come across that communication skills is something that most employers look for since they are so scarce. With my #BasicBookBlogger (this ties in, just wait) I have decided to make a post about it.
My StoryRecently, I've been working with this publicity group. They emailed me about a book that they were promoting, and I decided to enter the tour. The tour has ended up having three-four posts so far, which I saw as ridiculous. I'm sick and tired of posting about this book, so I bet my readers are sick and tired of hearing about this book. I haven't even read it yet (it's on my TBR), so I was just getting annoyed by it. It seemed as if every week I was getting new emails for the next leg of the tour.
Everything looked the same to me.
Each post felt as if I was posting the same stuff over and over again, so in my highly annoyed state, I decided to email the publicity group. I explained my thoughts on the whole thing, and even asked if this was any thing different. I was a bit nervous after I had sent it but I was speaking my mind.
And you know what they told me?
I understand what you are saying.
They gave me advice on what to make different and how I could make the post completely my own. They thanked me for contacting them and letting them know of my concerns. And here is something that I had to take a screen shot of because it really means a a great deal:
And that right there is pretty much the essence of this post. Communication goes a long way.
Everywhere and AnywhereEvery single day of your life, no matter if you're a high school student or an adult, communication is the key.
If you do not speak up with what concerns, problems, whatever you might have, it is not going to be dealt with. You're just going to sit there sulking at the world because you just have to go with it.
If you want to get somewhere or get something, what are you going to have to do? That's write talk to them. Email them. Text them. DM them for all I care. Just somehow let them know because they may be unaware of the problem.
If you want to get anywhere in life, you're going to have to talk it out.
Don't know how to write that seven page essay due tomorrow? Ask.
Don't know where you're supposed to put the extra toilet paper? Ask.
Can't find when that book comes out? Ask.
Be An Effing ChatterboxPeople don't bite (typically). They are normally happy to help and answer as many questions/concerns you have.
So don't be afraid.
Ask them that question you've always wanted to. What is that saying, the only dumb question is that left unasked? Well, that's true.
Talk their ear off because that helps you (and them) become better at what they day. Maybe in the future they may not do as many posts or something. There is no harm in sending a simple email.
Please don't be rude about it. People are happy to help until they read something rude; it just puts them in a bad mood. Trust me, I know from experience.