I thought this article, It’s All About Me, was interesting, especially since I’ve been misunderstood recently, not in email, but in message boards and blogs I regularly comment on… and well, my own blog too. As stated in the article,
First and foremost, e-mail lacks cues like facial expression and tone of voice. That makes it difficult for recipients to decode meaning well.
Which is why every email, blog posting and message board posting should be accompanied by a face shot… preferably of the poster, but if one isn’t available you can use a substitute.