Tumblr messaging is awful.
Not everyone has asks enabled, there’s a limit of 10 messages per hour, there’s a character limit, you can’t send links or email addresses, there’s no way to organize or search your inbox and original messages disappear when you reply.
I like interacting with people – I have the gift of gab and I’m always curious about reactions to my work (positive or negative) – it’s why I follow-up on reblogs and new followers. (And I’ve made real friends and found new collaborators by doing so.)
So, the easiest way I’ve found to hold a conversation with a relative stranger is, odd as it sounds, on Facebook.
- Feel free to add me as a friend, if you’d like; I don’t bite and I’m not an e-stalker: http://facebook.com/ImThePhotosmith
- Feel free to send me a message, even if you’re not a friend.
- And, if Facebook wants to charge you $1 to talk to me, because we don’t have enough friends in common, you can message me through my page: http://facebook.com/CollaboratorsWillBeShot
PS – Do you have something to say and don’t feel like sending an ask?