— ☠️ No answer
— Hey! I'm Mo, I do X.
Quick Question: How do I learn this Y thing correctly?
A short sentence can do, I know you're busy :)
— "Hey Mo! You can do it this way ..."
✅ Gets an answer the same day!
Despite getting advice from many (friends) and giving advice to people reaching out.
— A quick intro related to your question
— Your question, written short and specific, with a clear call to action
— A nice word
— A warm emoji sometimes
Be careful if you want to follow-up, don't be anything less than polite, nice, and like someone who truly wants to learn.
Anyone cares about his/her life. They do not have to answer you, if they do, be extra nice. 💌
Often you can't teach advisors or mentors,
(although, listening to people is a lesson on its own)
What can you do to be thankful? 👇
— Grow. Show you actually listened to their wisdom, not wasted time
— Help Others. Pay forward. Yes, you can.
— Send 'em articles you think they're interested (better ask if they like this)
— Don't stop at "Thanks". Tell them they *how* it's helpful.
I mean, what's the worst case? But if they answer, it most likely helps you a lot!
Known people on Twitter for a skill, know how to help well. Most are very nice, too.
To put your name in their sight BEFORE DM-ing:
— ❤️ Like their tweets. Write *meaningful* replies. Not to fake it, the more natural, the better
— Contribute to their Github projects
— Consume their work