OOPS!! by jane fulton The other day I received an email in my ... ... I thought, apology? for what? Iopened it and began reading. It seems that afellow ... had made a mistake! He
OOPS!! by jane fulton
The other day I received an email in my inbox titled "Apology". I thought, apology? for what? I opened it and began reading. It seems that a fellow publisher had made a mistake! He publishes more than one newsletter and had sent the wrong newsletter to the wrong database. Oh my! He send this email to apologize to all of his subscribers, because he had made a mistake and as a result, his subscribers asking to unsubscribe. This was not the first email I have read on this same subject.
It seems that just because we have a website on the internet, publish one or more newsletters, we are suppose to be perfect. "Not So!"
Let's look at me, for example, I get up at 6:30AM, Pacific time. By 7AM, I'm on the computer. I run a website, publish three newsletters, and am working on another website I hope to get on the internet in the next few months. The first thing I do is check my business email, then I go to my other 3 email addresses and clear them out. I'm usually through by 10AM. Now, it's time to get to work!
Let's break this down.......running a website: 1)You must keep it up to date. Remember, you joined three new affiliate programs last night that you have to get on the site, in case someone comes along that's looking for that particular product or service. 2) You must check all links. Have to make sure they are all working! I know that it's irritating to click on a link and it doesn't work or you get an error page. I've been there--done that and got irritated myself. Now that I have a site of my own, I have learned to be more tolerant and take the time to email the site owner and let them know. I have even had site owners ask me to send them a free ad for their publication because I took the time to let them know about the problem. I have done that myself. I know everyone must have noticed that I forgot to put the question in the contest in the 2/15 issue. I had one person email me and bring it to my attention. Guess what? You're right! I told her to send me her free ad. It is published in this issue. 3) Maybe you have some other changes that you noted to make on your site. Oh my goodness, it's lunchtime! I never had breakfast! Oh well, I'll eat lunch while working. It'll save time.
Publishing three newsletters: 1) I must finish that article I started for Newbie & Affiliate SOS Newsletter and get the newsletter ready for publication. It has to go out Thurs. 2) I have to work on SOS Classified. It goes out Sun. 3) I have to work on janes marketplace. It goes out Sat. 4) I have to work on Woman2Woman. It goes out twice a month on Tues.
If I work a little on each one, each day, they should be ready by the deadline. Maybe I can just do a few things to the new website so that I can get it ready to put on the net.
I don't feel well today--no time to be sick. Too many things to get done! Sure wish I could afford to hire someone to help me. No, no money for that. Wow! Where did the time go? It's dinner time already. Oh well, let's order a pizza. It's time for me to answer the emails I've received in my business inbox. I must find a few minutes to maintain my database and reply to emails. Ok, got that done, now need to do some research for the newsletters, look at some other sites for various reasons before it's time to put my grandson to bed. Whatever doesn't get done today will be waiting for me in the morning.
I am telling you all of this to say that we are human too and have a million things on our mind. I have only touched the surface here. I didn't get into our "household duties". God forbid that something goes wrong, like the hard drive crashing, our listserver goes down, or any other problem or emergency that will set us back even further!
We are not "Perfect". The only "Perfect" person that I know was crucified on the cross. So whenever you see a mistake that we have made, please try to be tolerant and understand that we are human too! Email us and let us know that we have made a mistake. You might be pleasantly surprised at our response!
We publish newsletters for your enjoyment and to expand your knowledge. We give of our self on our websites and in our newsletters. Let's try and help each other and learn to be "Tolerant" and "helpful", rather than "critical".
Jane Fulton is owner and webmistress at: http://janes-place.com Her site is dedicated to helping newbies. If you are new to the internet, please sign-up for Newbie & Affiliate SOS Newsletter and learn to use your computer like a pro! http://janes-place.com/sos.htm