I get lots of emails all the time. I read them all. And I also click on all the links to resumes, blogs, youtube videos, project pages and demos people send me.
You might think that you can skip checking all these people’s work because if they are doing or will do truly good work, you will eventually hear about them anyways. And while that is true, I also know how bad it feels when you send an email to somebody you respect with work you are proud of and you don’t get any response at all.