If you have sent an important email message in the last 10 days and not gotten any response, this post is for you. I want you to know that:
1. Your web designer does care about you and your site, but—
2. Your friend is eager to have lunch and catch up, but—
3. Your boss or client would love the proposal. It’s just that—
None of them received your message! The email simply didn’t reach them.
I don’t know the percentage of email that never reaches its intended reader. But with spam blockers, firewalls, programs that refuse to communicate with one another, static electricity, over-burdened servers, and who knows what else, chances are you (and your intended recipients) are missing some email each day.
So before feeling blue and looking for a new web designer, friend, boss, or client, pick up the phone to check in. I’m betting you will find that these people have been waiting to hear from you.
And if by chance they did receive your email and haven’t responded, it’s that they have been traveling, swamped, or dealing with an illness. Be kind. Call them. They want to hear from you.
Life is good.