How easy are you to find?
If someone wants to publish your story, essay or request a sample of your work how difficult will a sample be to locate?
Start by making yourself available.
I hate spam as much as the rest of the world. So we all have to take steps to protect from the dreaded spoofing emails. However, we must have a platform on the world-wide web.
Google your name, or the name of your blog.
Is your presence easy to find? If so, what stands out?