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Looking at numbers, part 2A

As an addendum to yesterday’s post about not getting responses to my Kickstarter fulfillment emails, it seems that no matter how old I get, I can still be blindsided by the realization that Other People Do Things Differently.

If you offer me something I want, I take it, all other things being neutral. If I’m in a situation where it’s not convenient to take it, I might put it off a while, or maybe not. I did carry a quart bottle of OJ around on a date night with my wife because otherwise no OJ.

I’ve certainly put off dealing with emails that required a response, but to acquire a thing I wanted? It would never even occur to me. It’s the way I was brought up.

That’s why I assumed I could get good open/ignore stats on a Saturday night from an email sent on a Wed/Thu. However, I spent a large portion of yesterday reading tweets, Facebook comments, LiveJournal comments, and emails from folks who will get around to it, who will do it after they finish a book, who have to fight for computer time, who are doing holidays, who are traveling.

You get the picture. What seems, to me, to be a matter of habit and instinct isn’t really.

Sorry for reading so much into things, you guys.

At least I sold a bunch of copies of my short fiction collection.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.



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Dec. 23rd, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
Does your formidable mailware track if someone, let's say not me, villainously abuses their link privilege by clicking to download not once, but twice or more, therefore undermining the foundations of our society?
Dec. 23rd, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, it does, but only if I pay $99 a year. Penny pinching will be the downfall of modern society.
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