- What’s Up?
- Happy [Day of Week]!
- … [ellipses, signalling a continuing conversation]
- Checking in
- Article [Then paste link to an article that you think person will be interested in in the email body…after you say hello]
If you’ve gotten this far in the post, I want to say thank you.
When I wrote this post, it was mostly as an inside joke with a friend of mine. We went back and forth using the above formulas, the subject line being arbitrary except for the fact that it signaled a new conversation.
Surprisingly, this post has become one of the most popular posts on the blog. Getting in touch with someone is such a simple thing. But it seems like all of us need help finding the right words to say.
So I wanted to provide a little more help to those of you who googled “email subject lines” and ended up here.
Here are two articles that I found helpful in getting in touch with others, whether to reconnect, ask for advice, or offer condolences.
What other contact are you trying to make? Social? Business? Let me know in the comments so I can add to this list and help all of those who land on this page looking for guidance.