Thanks for wanting to get in touch with me!
I will always respond to legitimate requests. If you don’t get a response within a couple of days, that probably means that I thought your request was not legitimate.
Please read the “What I won’t respond to” section below before contacting me. It will avoid wasting both your time and mine.
What I won’t respond to
- No, you cannot guest-post on this website.
- No, I will not promote your
<cool thing>for you.
- No, I will not link to your
<cool site>in an article.
If you want me to write a review of your product/service, feel free to get in touch. If I feel your product/service is something my readers will find interesting and get use from, I will respond.
Contacting me and asking “Can I ask you a question?” won’t get a response. If you have a question, ask it. If I have time and I think it’s a legitimate question, I will respond.
Phrases like “I just wanted to bump this to the top of your inbox” and “I was wondering if you got my last email?” will not increase the likelihood of me responding – they guarantee you the opposite and will likely get your email address blocked.
I am not tech support
I write a lot of technical posts on this blog. I always try to keep them as simple as possible, and explain both the process and the context of why I took the approach I did. The processes I write about have worked for me, but if I find a bug I will update the post. My posts always assume a certain level of technical ability.
If you have problems, please use online services like the awesome Stack Overflow; these are designed to provide online support. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to work with individuals on their specific problems/needs. I’m really sorry, but I’m just one person that has a family and a full time job too.
Email is the easiest way to get in touch with me. I’ll usually respond fairly quickly, often within 24 hours.
We use Keybase for the team chat on Fosstodon. This is a great way to get in touch with me securely and privately. You can also use my Keybase profile as proof of my other identities online.
If you’re a Telegram user, you can chat to me using the Telegram app by searching for my username, @kevquirk.
I’m not a big Twitter user; I tend to read stuff rather than post on there, but I do check it regularly. If you’re a Twitter user and want to follow me, or get in touch, you can.