I wanted to write a quick note in hopes that some of you that have written me emails, sent Facebook messages to me etc. It makes me feel terrible, but I just have not been able to find the time to respond to the vast majority of the messages I get. So I thought a brief apology would be nice before we launch into a new year.
Since 2008 I have been averaging between 50 to 300 emails each and every day. That does not include the messages I get from 9000 Flickr contacts, over 2000 Facebook contacts, LinkedIn and Twitter...dont even know. I checked my Yahoo email address the other day and 53,520 unread messages...good grief!
Anyway, I used to be really good at responding to everyone who had questions or comments or even just a nice thing or two to say to me. Unfortunately it has gotten to the point where if I did respond to them all I would never work, travel or even go outside. I do read all of the emails, even if I cant respond. I try to read blog comments, once a month and I go through Facebook messages a few times a year. It take two or three days to go through the Flickr stuff and I do that every six months or so.
I really do appreciate the kindness and enthusiasm you all exhibit. There have been many times where your kind messages of support have kept me going and I cant thank you enough for that. So please accept my deepest and sincerest apologies if you have written to me and I have not responded. It is not at all because I dont care, it is just because I am juggling a lot and have to drop this ball in order to keep the others in the air.
Maybe someday I will buy a shack on a deserted island and hook up a nice sattilite internet connection. I could take a few months or a year and finally write each and every one of you back and thank you for taking the time to write to me. That would be nice and I will do the best I can to make it happen :)