I don’t know who I’m more angry with at the moment – Gmail for “fixing” something that wasn’t broken or my stupidity (and blatant disregard of my own “standards”) for expecting something of value for nothing.
The new Gmail interface – to put it politely – SUCKS!!!!
I’ve composed the same email THREE TIMES over the past 90 minutes. I’ll be in the middle of composing this same email and suddenly the screen will “refresh” and my reply will be GONE!!! Admittedly, I’m multi-tasking. I’ve got 5 other things going at once so the reply is happening in “spurts” – but still – COME ON GMAIL!!!
The first two times it happened, I tried to tell myself that my Higher Power wanted me to revise this email. Maybe that’s still the case. I’d love to hear your two cents on this situation.
Is this my Higher Power protecting me from myself?
Here’s the deal: I’m actively seeking guest blog posts for a new blog I’ve launched: Divorce Recovery Advice.
(If you’re a coach who specializes in divorce recovery, consider yourself invited to guest post on the blog.)
The blog is REALLY new and yet it’s already getting some nice SERPS on a couple of desirable keyword terms.
Today I got a GREAT post from a divorce coach. This woman is a NATURAL born communicator and in the course of just one blog post, she had no trouble gaining my trust. She knows her stuff and it SHOWS! It’s a GREAT guest post – so, I head over to her website to grab a head shot to include in her author’s bio box. (This guest post is scheduled to appear later in the month – thanks to WordPress’ ability to schedule posts to publish in the future!)
[Sound Effects] BRAKES SCREECHING! CARS CRASHING!!!
Oh my – what a DISASTER! Her website F-UGLY. However, the good news is that according to Alexa – no one is seeing it anyway.
Remember – my first impression of this woman was her guest post. Her guest blog post was great – and her website is BAD!
Here’s my dilemma –
I can help and she obviously NEEDS my help. However, she didn’t ASK for my assistance.
It was the email to her to tell her when her guest blog post will “air” on the blog that I have lost 3 times.
On the one hand, I could invite her to be a repeat guest poster to my blog. She would be building content on my blog and putting Adsense money in my pocket. I could tell myself that she would benefit because my blog after 6 weeks is doing MUCH better traffic wise than her website. However, if someone clicks through, they’re not going to stick around.
On the other, I could offer to help her. Which is the horns of my dillemma. She didn’t ASK for my help – and I’m afraid that offering to help might cast my invitation to guest blog as a filthy marketing whore tactic.
What would you do?