...but volume is really, really high, especially since two days ago's post got really, really popular.
As always, I'm honored and flattered you'd drop me a line. It'll be a while before I answer them all. Also, I'm still working on the CRM piece and will reply to everyone who kindly wrote in with recommendations in due time - I underestimated the research/testing time on that.
As always, put "URGENT:" in the subject line of a message if it's time sensitive and you'll get a faster reply. Thanks to everyone who reached out, it's really an honor to correspond with so many smart and cool and enterprising people.
It's 2:57PM local time in Saigon. I have some tea, some fruit, and I am in a comfortable spot. I will not leave this room until my inbox is empty.
I always keep it pretty low, but I got ~20,000 visitors over the last few weeks. Even answering more than half the email I was getting each day, my inbox is now built up to a staggering 73 messages, many of which require 5-10 minutes or more to process. (If they average 5 minutes each, I'll be here for the next six hours.)
I keep meaning to do this, but slagging it off. Hence, I make a public commitment. Burning the boats, as it were.
My general plan -
1. I have some Google Alerts built up - some of them got pretty long with links. I try to reach out to people to say thanks and hi and see who is linking here, so I've let these stack up. The first thing I'll do is copy them all down into another document, and then I can contact later or not.
Wow. I don't know what I was expecting, but I got a ton of awesome feedback from you guys. Some people literally wrote a page or two.
So first of all... thanks a ton. I read every single reply (over one hundred total) and got a ton of good info.
I'll share some of the insights provided.