Ever noticed “there’s always something” getting in the way?
Even Robbie Burns noticed it:
But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain;
The best-laid schemes o’ mice an ‘men
Gang aft agley,
An’lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!
What folks remember is the “The best laid schemes of mice and men” and in my experience summarize the entire poem in this way. For the record, Burns had just plowed up the mouse nest in his field.
“Gang aft agley” translates to “go often wrong”
It’s not why your schemes go wrong that’s important. It’s what you do after that.
That mouse likely started rebuilding her nest.
The other day, I told you about my D.Frank Green website. But what I didn’t know was the newsletter signup was set to go to the wrong newsletter.
Couldn’t figure out why a ton of readers were showing as “confirmed” newsletter but the newsletter stats weren’t going up.
Started looking at the code. I hadn’t thrown a switch in there. Threw the switch.
Emailed the old list – told them of the new list. Many went back and signed up again. (Thank you) But not all.
Bottom line: if you signed up for the fiction site at DFrankGreen and didn’t sign up again, you’re not going to get the other downloads that I’m working on now.