Finishing an Email
I've commented on this before but I have a protocol that I usually use when emailing someone. I like to finish my emails in a way that acknowledges that you have reached the end of the message.
My first email tends to be on the more formal side.
[Cheers | Best regards | All the best | Best of luck to you],
Once the formality is out of the way, I keep it short. The verbosity is unnecessary since you should already know my name and the goodbye greeting sounds odd in the middle of an ongoing conversation.
In which case, I like to use my initial prefaced by a hyphen.
And yet, I've played with other options...
However, recently, I've started something new.
The hyphen seemed negative. Whereas the equal sign creates a smirk-like emoticon—a sense of levity to go with my brevity. And really, aren't we all just equals?
Okay, maybe I think too much.