Are You Ending Your Emails All Wrong?

Illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo via Slate.com

Illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo via Slate.com

How much thought do you put into your email sign-offs? Whether it’s a casual email to a friend or a formal note to a colleague, it can be tough to find the right words to end your missive.

The writers at Bloomberg.com took a look at the common sign-offs, from “regards” and “thanks” to “sincerely yours” and “best” and found that nearly all of them are overused and even downright annoying.

The biggest offender? “Best,” which was seen as “charmless, pallid, impersonal, or abrupt,” according to the article.

Their suggestion? Just ditch the sign-off all together.

Do you think this idea will work, particularly when communicating with fans and customers via email? Or do you think the sign-off still adds a personal touch? Tell us your thoughts (or defend your use of “best”) on Twitter or Facebook.

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