I stared Storyboard Central because I wanted to reach out to the community of my fellow storyboard artists. Aside from the obvious purpose of this blog - posting words and pictures by myself and contributors that would (hopefully) inform, entertain and inspire visitors - one of the courtesies I wanted to extend to the community was my Artist Link List (located in the sidebar at the bottom left of this page).
Generally speaking, most people have been great about sending a friendly note along with their request to be added to the list. But every once in a while I get an email like the one I received yesterday. The subject line read something like "Add my link" and contained nothing more than a URL.
Look, it takes maybe 5 minutes of my time to add an artist's name and website address to this blog's list. As I said, its a courtesy I extend to my fellow artists - I'm not a machine and I don't have any obligation to add you. If you can't take one minute to write a short, friendly note requesting to be added to the list, what makes you think I would feel like wasting 5 minutes of my busy day on you?
Show a little courtesy and you'll be welcomed here. Treat others the way you'd like to be treated. I shouldn't have to write about this... good 'netiquette' should be a given.