For whatever reason, I have had 3 requests or enquiries about a direct communication line of a one-one nature, within the past fortnight.
I happen to have multiple email addresses. I am not on Facebook and I don’t use Skype or Messenger.
In the main, my email addresses are set up with usernames, just as Elça Craig and ShiningInLuz are usernames. I do not hand out any email addresses that I use for personal business, for obvious reasons.
And I don’t hand out any email address to any individual, at least until I can examine their track record.
There are 3 ways to get in touch with me.
First, make a comment on any post on the ShiningInLuz blog, and the software will alert me to the comment. Please note how this works. The first time a person makes a comment, WordPress puts it into a queue for moderation, and I get to see the email address of the originator. If I approve it, then all subsequent comments from the same email address go straight onto the blog i.e. they go public straight away.
Second, I am on the Miscarriage of Justice forum as ShiningInLuz. You can use the PM system there if you wish to have a private exchange.
Third, I am on the Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann forum, aka Jill Havern forum, as Elça Craig. Again, you can use the PM system there if you wish.
98% of what I do is published in public, whether on ShiningInLuz, Miscarriage of Justice, or CMoMM. The remaining 2% is via PM and email, because the nature is private.
So why do I use usernames on forums and on my blog? I see a lot of people for whom the Madeleine McCann case is about them, as if they want major roles in a stage drama. I want the exact opposite. I prefer to remain anonymous, in the background, a non-character in the case. That means my musings are more likely to be judged on merit alone. And hopefully, that in turn maximises the chance of working out what happened to Madeleine McCann.