Many people will take the time to set a simple auto-response to go out when someone writes them an e-mail. It's usually something like "I will be out of the office until Tuesday, 4/14. If necessary, I can be reached at ..." Talk about a missed opportunity! Why not get a little fancy with this message and do a bit of promotion while you're at it? After all, you have to write something there anyway, how about adapting one of these lines for your next out-of-office reply:
- I'm out of town and can't respond to your message until next Tuesday. While you're waiting for me, check out our blog at http://talance.com/blog
- I'm not checking e-mail while I'm out of the office until Tuesday, but I'm still Twittering! You can get a daily dose of what I'm doing at http://twitter.com/talance
- I'm out of the office until Tuesday, but I'll be celebrating our latest website launch the whole time I'm away. Check out http://massmentors.org and tell me what you think.