Only a few people responded to my request for contributions, what now?

Sometimes, we all need a little motivation to get things done.

Here are some tips we’ve found helpful when reaching out to people and encouraging them to contribute.

  1. Be concise, friendly and instructive when reaching out to people (the less explaining the better). Lead with the most important bit — the URL and call to action.
  2. Whenever possible try to contact people individually, though it may take a bit more time we’ve found that contacting someone directly (as opposed to mass-messaging many people at once) always results in more responses. We humans like to feel special now and then!
  3. Don’t give up if you don’t hear back from everyone you’ve reached out to right away. Give it a few days before you message them again, nobody wants to be bombarded with emails.

Read our Sharing Guide for more tips we’ve found helpful when reaching out to people or to help round up those stragglers.

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