About Kaptaink7
Joined July 2015
Hey all !

As a busy freelance writer of 20-plus years, I've worked with people from all walks of life and from all areas of the U.S.
Part of the success I've found over the years has been a result of maintaining a solid list of happy clients -- the lifeblood all businesses -- satisfied customers. But, I'll be the first to admit, these clients I did not find easily.

For those who are interested in knowing more about me, and my struggles to build a small business online, you are more than welcome to read on (below) an informational piece of what I hope will be helpful to members of all ages and backgrounds, as well as current small-business owner/operators and hopeful "start-uppers" alike, here at WA.
In this piece, I discuss a couple of key customer retention methods I've used to grow my client base over time.
When it comes to customer retention -- "retention" being the operative word here -- clear communication is key. This should also be primary focus for ALL business operators, I would imagine.
These are just a few of the fundamentals and methods I have learned over decades past, and will strive to utilize in decades to come.

Or, feel free to come back and read it later, at your leisure. It includes a little bit of information about me, but it is more meant to offer a little bit of help for you, if you need it, at any level of operating a small business.
Just a bit easy-to take advice from a business guy who has been around the block a few times, and has learned some important lessons along the way to seeking small business success online.

Oh... and I'm still seeking, BTW -- I'll always a seeker.
I wish to learn every day, as a matter of fact. However, I am not only here to learn, I am also here to help others who wish to learn from my own, personal business experiences, which includes over 30 years working in several fields.

Thanks for reading to this point... but WAIT!
Before you run off, please let me know who YOU are, how you are doing, and if I can help you in any way.
By the same token, I'll probably have some questions for you at some point, down the road, too.

All the best for your longterm success!
Kaptain K


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(Note: gotta park this article here, 'till I find an appropriate location for it!)


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KEEPING THE BEST CUSTOMER BASE YOU CAN FIND ,
BY BUILDING ON THE CUSTOMER BASE YOU ALREADY HAVE
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On the specific topic of small-business owner/customer relationships, I'd like to share a couple of key points with my fellow WA members and "small-biz starters" that I have learned over years, in regard to a fundamental, yet highly-critical aspect of running a small online business___ or, ANY business for that matter___ it's one which is often overlooked, but is NEVER unimportant; it is: securing and maintaining customer/small business-owner relationships.

Now, it's one thing for you -- as a small-business owner -- to: a) merely keep a list of clients or customers on-hand, to periodically inundate their inboxes with a bunch of non-personal, automated e-mail notifications and lots of vague, monthly e-mails mentioning your latest & greatest current offers...
but, it's entirely different matter altogether to: b) maintain a solid list of actual clients over the longterm.
The former condition, (a), is what every other small-biz guy seemingly does online; it's often minimal; it's often meager; it's often insufficient -- i.e.: it's the competition.
The latter condition, (b,) is what I've personally worked hard to maintain.
Sure, the "b)-version" is the harder of the two, but it DOES bring real rewards.
Using "b)", I've been able to achieve success in my own craft over the years.

This is one way how "being different" can be better... let me tell you more:
By giving my clients plenty of personalized, relevant, individual attention over time, I've managed to keep these same customers coming back for additional orders, over and over again. This is the "secret" I've used to keep my clients truly satisfied over the years, more than anything else. Many have even told me so. But honestly, it's really no secret at all... it's just sounds better.

Of course, this process is much easier said than done -- even so, an awful lot of start-ups cannot grasp this concept -- they let their marketing software rule their business destiny. This is also where too many small businesses fail; they simply fail to fully-connect with their existing customers. Big mistake.
To be clear, this is nothing like keeping Facebook friends. It's not even close.
I'm not saying Facebook won't help -- it can. But, you must understand the limitations involved. The laws of math apply here; so, "more" must equal more, right? More customers to be gained thru greater numbers of exposure, right? Seems logical, yes?

Not so fast.
There are enormous differences between these two conditions, and if you run a small online business___ or, want to start one up___ you need to know why this is so. Frankly, these differences are so vast, I barely know where to begin.

But, for the sake of driving home this point, as one of my choicest and most relevant small-online-biz concerns to you, as the reader___ and current, new, or soon-to-be small-biz operator___ I'll direct my focus on this one, single issue for now: the task of building and maintaining solid customer/client relationships for the small business owner.
Truth-be-told, this task alone can take years of effort. It will seem monumental at times, and for good reason; it's no cakewalk.
Older guys like me know how much more difficult target-specific marketing was to accomplish online, back in the bad 'ol web days of early-to-mid 90's.
If you're in your 40's, 50's, or 60's, I'm sure you recall those early online days well. It certainly was tough-going, as compared to using today's technology.

Fortunately, we now have terrific new tools in our online biz-bilding arsenal.
But, the actual work involved in keeping satisfied customers banging your door-knocker for years to come still cannot be avoided.
The truth is, it's STILL gonna take plenty of that to get the results you want, in order to sustain your small business. There's just no two ways about it.

If you run a small business now, you probably already know how hard it is to consistently find new customers, and how hard you must work to keep your existing customers content and coming back to place more orders.
In fact, it's probably more important than anything else you do as you work at growing your small business, and it involves a heck of a lot more than just basic online marketing skills.

In my own case, I do my level-best to keep each and every one of my clients happy. I try to do this often. I let them know they can call me at any time of the day or night -- and yes, even on weekends. (Yeah, I know... ughhh!)
Of course, there's even more to it than this, if you really want to blast-off to longterm business success.
Make no mistake, the time spent on client communications alone can be a sizable drain on one's schedule. But, it's necessary, and will be well worth the vast effort down the road, believe me. It's also one of the very best ways to learn about your customers. Plus, it won't cost you lots of extra marketing fees. And it's only a handful or two of personalized e-mails away from the reality of finding your own small-biz success.

Of course, if you chose this path, it means you probably won't be able to go club-hopping each and every weekend -- that is, IF you want to find your small-biz success sooner rather than later.
In my own case, I realized early-on that I would need to sacrifice much of my usual "leisure time" (which quite honestly, wasn't all that much to begin with) as I had grown unhappy with working too hard at making other people rich.
And yes, I knew that this was precisely what I was signing-up for, back when I took such a considerable career step so long ago... it was a hard, fast, and straight-forward step into the online world of freelance writing, back in the early 90's. (Seems like THAT all happened something like a century ago!)

For me, keeping a vast roster of satisfied clients over the years has entailed watchful, consistent interactions with my customers, while providing useful feedback, and tactfully discussing project critiques whenever needed.
Basically, it means keeping steady contact with clients -- this means providing them with lots of reassurances and updates, offering meaningful, detailed discussions before, during, and at closing of finished individual projects -- as well as maintaining contact with clients well after the completed projects. That's how it worked (and still works) for me, anyhow.

Essentially, you can NEVER let your customers feel like they're all alone, or make them feel as if they're left to fend for themselves, especially if your work involves project collaborations, which would be akin to small-biz suicide.
For me, this includes (and has included) various "ghostwriting" gigs, which have constituted a good 50% of my bread & butter writing gigs for years.

The primary point I'm driving at, is this: you can never afford to become complacent in business, even when it seems like business is sailing smoothly.
What immediately comes to mind in this regard, is the 'ol "calm before the storm" analogy... you know, just when you think 'everything's cool' with your nice, neat, seemingly secure little business, that's the same time you'll most likely (and suddenly) discover one of those threatening, unexpected "storms" looming on the horizon. (These are also known as "rude awakenings".)
These nasty little storms can be, for instance, a service project you thought you'd already bagged, but hadn't quite gotten around to following-up with certain details with your client... and, that's when the hammer drops!
Suddenly, your client doesn't call you back or notify you, because you haven't been available for a few days. That client simply became frustrated at your untimely lack of attention. Doesn't take much with certain individuals, either.

And so the hammer falls -- you soon learn that you've suddenly lost that new customer even faster than you found 'em.
Then, multiply that by a factor of ten, all lost in the same fashion, over the SAME 4-to-6-week period, and you'll soon find yourself eating 69-cent cups of ramen noodles for the NEXT 4-to-6 weeks -- and that's if you're lucky.
So, get used to these eats if you fail to heed this friendly warning.

The point is, no business can ever completely exempt from such threats -- yet storms like these won't always be readily recognized, either.
But, as certain our daily sun rises, these storms are real. And they can act like a hungry puma, poised to pounce on your business, and devour your past efforts. It's just too risky to lose sight of such storms, because they can quickly undermine everything you've worked for.
These small-business "thunder-boomers" are not just some pesky little, run-of-the-mill cloudbursts to write-off; they're more the kind of thing that you really need to pay attention to, as they can be downright devastating to one's overall business stability -- and one's life -- not unlike an actual hurricane.

The takeaway here; never lose sight of your clients ongoing needs, because they'll almost certainly remind you of this when they "just happen to forget to call" when they begin their NEXT project, and decide to look for someone else to fill their needs. This is NOT the way to learn that you screwed-up.
The message they're trying to convey to you in such instances, is the fact that they want someone, a trusted pro like you, to hold their hand along the way.
After all, they ARE one of your current customers___ and, either you found them___ or, they found you... or, something thereabout. Don't sell them short.

The customers you'll lose more often than that, however, may never even tell you that they're not coming back to you. Most of these types don't. Or won't.
They may just stop calling, fail to return your e-mail, stop texting completely, or just opt-out of your e-mails quietly. Others will simply do nothing at all, which makes it tough for you to guess where things went wrong.
In fact, this latter condition is probably one of the more common way clients are lost by small-biz operators of all stripes. Those who fail at clear, careful communication with their clients will___ most likely, at some point___ lose to small-biz operators who DO deliver on this point.
And so, I can say this without any hesitation; clear words -- or, a lack of them -- are almost always the culprit in customer loss issues.
Losing any of your hard-earned clients really sucks... it's true.
Just remember; you CAN *fix this... it will take effort, but you can do it.
(*More on this in another article.)

Early on in my greenhorn writing days, I admittedly lost a few clients.
As I was a new guy on the block who was also hungry for work and couldn't afford to lose too many new customers in the first place, it didn't take too awfully long before I figured out "why" these losses occurred.
I soon learned that my losses were mainly due to the simple fact that___ as one of several new project 'technical' writers___ I basically didn't realize (or didn't appreciate) just how much assistance these clients would need along the way. I found that most of my new clients preferred___ and some even demanded___ frequent communication over the ENTIRE duration of a project, and that nothing short of this would be acceptable.
What seemed like insignificant insecurities to me were essentially some of my client's biggest fears. I recognized the problem, fixed it after employing a healthy doses of tactful care and diplomacy, and ultimately paved the way to critical salvation of my clients.
Lesson learned.

Points like these may not immediately register with small-biz owners. Too many operators fail to see this as an important issue. On the face of the issue, these folks may imply all the right moves, but in reality, they probably don't know any better.
If you don't believe that personalized, individualized communications are important to your customers, I can guarantee that your customers will tell you otherwise. You'd best listen to them.
I did just this many years ago, and have nothing but positive remarks about it.

Helpful Hints: Ask your customers intelligent, detailed questions about their specific needs at various stages and times. Ask their opinion about anything that seems important. This will show them that you sincerely care about their needs, that you value them as a customer, and that you want to deliver the best personal products and/or services they can find.
Still, keep in mind the fact that their needs can change over time -- just one more reason why you must ask them about their needs from time to time.
Let your customers "teach" you about their needs -- ask them, pointedly, exactly what they'd like to see or what you can do to improve a product or service. They'll likely tell others how helpful you are -- ultimately, this will create a huge advantage for you, because so few of your online competitors are willing to take this step to such an optimum level these days.
This is a killer, savvy "edge", and it's yours for the taking, if you only apply it!

I've found this the BEST way to find out what my own clients REALLY need and want. If you can make this SAME kind of straight-forward effort, you'll be letting your customers tell you directly what your competitors are probably missing! And it will only cost you a short while of your time to do it.
Again, don't go to the trouble of finding that new customer, and assume that you already "know" them just because you've established the 'initial contact'. That's a huge, rookie error, and it'll soon be regretted.

Finally; never forget to be all that you claim to be... if you're a pro -- you gotta act like one. But, don't take this too far by acting like a "know-it-all"... most folks hate that type of candor.
Instead, let your customers help you discover their true needs, individually, and as it becomes applicable. They'll help you do this rather easily -- that is, IF you let them do so.
I'll have to concede, this really is the best way I've found over the years to better understand my own target market, and learn about my clients needs. I'd be foolish to argue with such positive results.

Still, it hasn't always been the happiest of trails for me, especially back when I started out in this field. During my earliest years working my online business, I made some ignorant assumptions based upon my own beliefs at the time, in regard to customer relations.
As it was, I just didn't see the need for constant, ongoing interaction with my clients while crafting copy for their projects. There used to be an old, initial client call list that was utilized in my industry; this included: a uncomfortable sort of pre-emptive project commencement phone call, to establish details; then, a mid-point "touching-of-bases" call, about half-way thru the project; this, followed by a "wrap-up" message, at the project completion.
But, the reality was, this old-school method didn't seem to work anymore.
It wasn't cutting the proverbial mustard. It didn't for me, anyway.
The business world was rapidly changing and I had to get on board -- quickly!
(Turned-out, some of my early clients actually "required" several, personal contacts each week; a few even asked for daily word-count updates! Many of these projects were 1 to 3 months in duration -- 120 to 300 pages in length -- which, of course, made for countless e-mail messages and phone calls!)

After mistakenly believing otherwise, I discovered that a LACK OF continuous client contact with a handful of clients during my first year in business was flat-out wrong. Like a lot of guys, (and I'm referring to the male species here) I initially thought that these people wouldn't want to be "bothered"... turns out I couldn't have been more wrong. Guys seem to think less talk is better. Oops!
Fortunately, 97% of my early clients turned-out to be kind-hearted folks, and showed me where to focus, in terms of what their needs were along the way.
And I was therefore "schooled" on the subject of what I later coined to be : "The Four C's" -- aka; "Clear, Consistent Client Communication".
Thankfully, I learned my lesson within the first six months of being in business -- circa 1992 -- and because they made such an impression on me and my online business, I'll never forget these fundamentals of customer retention.

If you're just starting out, and happen to be experiencing less-than-stellar customer retention rates, chances are, you probably need to focus pointedly on your customer communications, retention skills, and other key web tools.
I did just this, back when I started my fledgling freelance writing services business over 25 years ago, and they really worked well for me.
I still utilize many of the same skills and tolls today, and will never take these important communication and relationship-building tools for granted.
Some things simply cannot be improved upon.

Although many marketing and customer retention methods (as I've described here) are decades old, most of these methods still have plenty of viable and applicable function today. They've never fallen out of fashion, and still bring big results in today's markets.
If you've done your research, plenty of people and businesses still have a tangible need for what you're selling, be it services or products.
Let them know that you wish to serve them on a personal, intimate level.
Let them tell you what their needs are, fill these needs, and you'll ultimately find your small-business success.

Thanks for reading, and see you 'round the community!

Best Always,
Kap'n K

(P.S. : Look for one of my blogs here, real soon -- I'll be posting updates.)


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Now, I'd like to short gears a little bit, and tell you about...

... HOW I FOUND WEALTHY AFFILIATE

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After reading all kinds of positive reviews and comments about Wealthy Affiliate from numerous reliable sources, the idea of signing-on with this unique program last summer was a no-brainer for me. To be clear, my sources divulged an excess of positive information. And so now, my personal view of WA is based upon these trusted and verified reviews -- unlike scores of outdated data and/or phony reviews on various programs plaguing the world wide web today, BTW.
Even though I was quite sure that I would join WA after dissecting all of those convincing reviews, I found that I STILL wanted to know more about it.
I wanted to become totally assured and comfortable with my sign-up decision.

And then, it came. After months of research I finally reached a concrete conclusion: WA must be doing something right!
I was hooked at that point.
So, I signed-up -- with confidence -- and I've never looked back.

Here at WA, I found a great number of sincere, welcoming folks, and was quickly greeted by a number of them, individually and cordially, upon my arrival. In fact, everyone I've come in contact with at WA has made me feel right at home. You too, will find positive people here at WA -- lots of 'em.
With sincerity, I'm pleased at how well the folks at WA have treated me to date. Everyone seems genuine and enthusiastic about helping others.
The overall vibe here just seems right. I can't think of a better way to put it.
It's a vibe that's conducive to success -- it's a "people-helping-people"vibe; a vibe that says "help others while helping yourself make money online".
After all, that's the whole point of being here, right?

So, there are few worries here. Even if you're a newbie, you'll have no fear. Everyone at WA is truly dedicated to helping you find success with your new online business.
Simply put, WA's business model and terrific learning programs combine to create a "win-win" situation for all involved.

I'm looking forward to long-term success with WA's online programs, and looking to help anyone I can, in order to help them find success here, as well.

All the best to you, and for all of your online business endeavors!

Kaptain K
(Eric)

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June 10th UPDATE : Recovering from knee surgery... had a terrific wipe-out while attempting an unfamiliar sport back in early April -- a bad idea when you're recovering from yet an earlier knee surgery! (No, this is one wipe-out that won't be posted to YouTube... sorry.)

I've also been away from WA over recent months (much more than anticipated) dealing with a couple of terrible, personal losses; one of a close family member, and the other, a close friend of 30-plus years.
I've been saddened for some time, but will be back here much more frequently in the weeks and months to come. Apologies for my absence.

I will be in contact with all who have followed real soon -- I promise!
And, I will hope for happier times to prevail over the near term.
Many thanks to all who've stood beside me during this difficult period.

Your Friend and WA Associate,
Kap'n K
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#1) I'd be happy earning an extra $300.00 to $400.00 a week.
#2) I'd be ecstatic earning an extra $2,000.00 to $3,000.00 a month.
#3) I WILL be extending a substantial effort here; 3 to 4 hours per
diem / 20 to 30 hours per week, in order to achieve these goals!
Additionally, I will have no problem putting in as many hours as
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point in regard to the amounts I've described in my projections !
I WILL gladly jump up to extending 30 to 40 hours per week, once
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#1) I'd be happy earning an extra $300.00 to $400.00 a week.
#2) I'd be ecstatic earning an extra $2,000.00 to $3,000.00 a month.
#3) I WILL be extending a substantial effort here; 3 to 4 hours per
diem / 20 to 30 hours per week, in order to achieve these goals!
Additionally, I will have no problem putting in as many hours as
needed; 40-plus hours, in fact, once I have reached the HALF-way
point in regard to the amounts I've described in my projections !
I WILL gladly jump up to extending 30 to 40 hours per week, once
I've achieved this $200.00 extra per week / $1,000.00 per month
goal. I believe that these goals are both realistic AND doable!
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Hey Eric,

I'm glad to see that you are taking action here at WA by adding your goals. Success starts with a goal and we encourage everyone who is serious about earning money online and building an online business, to add their goals. Great work!

I know that you will be able to achieve these and I'll do everything I can to help out :)

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Excellent Eric, I'm very pleased to make your acquaintance here among the wonderful WA community. Thank you kindly for your follow and very best wishes for your success here and in all your endeavors. :)
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Eric, thanks for the follow. I'm following you as well. My prayers are with you as you deal with your vision issues.
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Thank you sincerely, Pastor Dave!
Just wanting to get this all behind me -- soon, it WILL be -- in about 34 hours or so from now, in fact!
Thank you for the prayers, my friend.
My best,
Kap'n K
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Thanks for the follow:)
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You betcha, Will! Best of luck to you, too!
Kap'n K
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Thanks for the follow Eric :)
Everything you need if ever you wish to ask me any questions or just keep in touch is on my profile. Wishing you the best with your website and the training.
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Sounds good, Catherine! Thanks for the shout-back... I'm putting in all the time I can, 'till I "go under the knife", on Thursday morning.
I'll check out your profile, and for now, wish you all the best, as well.
Your new, enthusiastic WA friend here,
Eric K.
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Catherine, Thanks so much for the reply and the follow, too!
I'm happy to be here, and also happy help others in need, too. I really do enjoy the latter more than anything, to be honest.
And thank you for your offering of assistance -- I may have a few questions for you, at some point soon.
All the best,
Kap'n K
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Catherine9 Premium
I'm with you on that one! I seem to spend more time on WA "trying" to help, than actually working on my content. But all in due time as they say, and a break here and there always feels great :)
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Wow, you and I -- we seem to be like two peas in a pod, in that regard, hah! That's okay... we just need to know when to spend time on our own affairs, lest we become a non-profit group! (Hah!)
Thanks once again, Cath -- you're terrific!
Eric
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Thanks haha. Hope all went well on Thursday and that you recover quickly.
Catherine
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Hey Eric and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Steve and I'm the owner of IveTriedThat. You signed up through me and I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in 2009, over 5 years ago. I was looking to learn how to supplement my income through Internet Marketing and what I've found was so much more.

By 2010, I was working full-time from home. These days, ALL of my income comes from my ventures online. In fact, my wife just recently quit her job to start her own business as well. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate have provided us with amazing opportunities (we've bought a house, get to travel the world, and best of all, no longer spend time "going to work") and I'm incredibly thankful to the training, tools, and support here that made it all possible. :)

I'd love for you to see the same level of success. So, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

To get started, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself. If there's anything I can do for you Eric, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve

PS. Hit the reply button and say hi so I know you made it here OK!
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Yup! Sure did, Steve... in fact, I just arrived. Thanks so much, and be sure to check out my opening remarks, in my profile. Kinda pressed for time at the moment, but I'll try to wade through the data here shortly, and get back w/ you as soon as I can. I rec'vd some unfortunate news just hours ago; I felt it important to note in my remarks/profile, so as to inform all about impending surgeries coming my way very soon!
My best wishes to you, my new friend and biz-colleague!
Eric K. (Kap'n K)
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You're very welcome Eric! I'm glad to see you've made it here to WA! I hope the bad news clears up soon without issue. I do look forward to working with you and if you ever need a hand with anything, I am here to help.
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Hey Steve! Thanks again, bud! Just found out today that I'm going under the knife in about 36 hours from now -- 1st of 4 to 6 surgeries.
But, I'll still be checking in this week, and trying my best with my one half-way decent eye.
I wrote to about 40 people here at WA this evening after finishing my regular work, and offered help the only way I know how; in writing, and idea-bouncing! I'm here for the long haul, and can't wait to get BOTH of my new eyes working at optimum capacity!
Talk to you soon, bud!
Kap'n
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Oh man, best of luck with your surgeries and here's to a speedy recovery! Definitely take the time off if needed. WA isn't going anywhere and we'll be here when you're good and ready! Best of luck.
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Hey man, whassup?! Just had my 1st "op" this past Wednesday afternoon... I'm still kinda sore, and still kinda blurry, but the tissue should hold, and I'm supposed be okay to resume normal activities in another 24 to 36 hours, say the Doc. Of course, I'm pushing those boundaries, as usual ! I just need to be careful to watch for infection / irritation, etc. I'm sporting a black eye patch... "arrgghh" -- sorta pirate-style -- hah! Oh well...
Hey, I think I'm gonna do some blogs here, and I'm checking w/ Kyle on this. I had a few people here already tell me I should do this, after they read one of my posts here. (I guess a couple of them do kinda look like articles, anyway. So, I figure, why not, right?)
Hey, BTW; thanks for the well-wishes! I gotta tell you, the folks here at WA have all been so kind, I almost don't know what to say about it... I guess I'm not used to hearing so many nice comments, and all the positivity. I am a New Yorker, after all... know what I mean?
Not a typical New Yorker, mind you, but a native one, just the same.
We certainly have our critics here, ya dig?
Best always,
Eric
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Haha Eric! While I'm glad the operation went well and it's good to hear from you, take some time off man! We'll be here when things clear up. Don't push too hard. You have to know when to take breaks and I think a doctor telling you to take it easy should be advice to be followed :) Either way, I love the enthusiasm man. Keep that up and translate that to work on your websites and business and this should be cake walk for you.
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Yes, you're right, Steve! (But, I mean, when have you been wrong?! Hah!) I know... I will take it easy here in just a few more minutes.
I really have to, no kidding. I guess I'm kinda insane that way.
But, again, yes -- I AM enthused! (I just feel like I don't want to miss anything.) But, of course, you're right... WA isn't going away, so I'll go hit the sack soon here, and come back this weekend, for a few hours anyway, just to keep in touch.
I really do love it here, and I'm gonna be sculpting a few of my new websites here real soon. Been putting fodder aside all the while... lots to do, but for now, I will take a break.
Thanks again, my friend. You've been terrific, and I mean that!
All the best -- always,
Eric
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