Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

accidentally sent the wrong email to a client.


I was emailing my tech guy, Barry, to let him know that one of my newsletter clients wanted to switch email platforms and that he should expect to hear from her.

But … in the process of grabbing the client’s contact info to share with Barry, I accidentally included her in the email as well.

Fortunately, I didn’t say anything bad or embarrassing.

Other than witnessing the ongoing game that Barry and I play in inventing new greetings to each other (e.g., Howdy Partner!), the email probably seemed perfectly fine.

It was a good reminder, though, of my personal rule: never write anything in an email that I wouldn’t want someone to share more broadly.