I was just on a website trying to reach out to an author, using the “contact me” form they supplied. As I hit “submit,” it became obvious that the form was broken. No matter which web browser I used, or how I filled out the form, it wouldn’t submit.
Invariably, I find that “contact me” forms are the least reliable way to reach an author. So today, I want to explore this topic, and the potential negative effects of making it hard for others to reach you.