I have been very busy this week, that's why I haven't posted anything yet. But I promised to blog more frequently on this blog (although I already blog frequently on pasqualeborriello.com), so here I come up with a weekend post!
I have sent lots of emails this week. After I hit the "new email message" button, the only thing there is on the blank screen is my signature. I have noticed it's pretty long, though. Maybe too long? Let's think about email signature: what should you put there? Maybe your full name, especially if you don't use it as the "sender" name. Maybe your email, although everyone of your recipients already knows it. Maybe your telephone number, or maybe not because it's too personal. Your personal blog or your website URL, so the persons you're sending email to can know more about you. Even a link to your facebook profile. If it is a work email you should put a link to your linkedin page so they can know better what you do. Even your IM address (MSN, AIM or Yahoo! Messenger) would be useful. And finally your skype username so they can give you a ring. Finally a personal touch: your favorite(s) quote.
I wanted to find the way to keep my signature short but give all the information to my recipient. The first thought was: let's put a link on my email signature. Even if you cannot put HTML code in your signature (Gmail and Hotmail don't allow you to use <html> code), the full URL will be hyperlinked in most email clients when they will receive your message. Then I realized that my Full Name will be good too, so I started with:
Pasquale Borriello - http://www.pasqualeborriello.com
But it didn't work. The address above is that of one of my blogs. And you need to do one more click to get to my personal information page. So, let's try with my LinkedIn profile. Like this:
Pasquale Borriello - http://www.linkedin.com/in/pasqualeborriello
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