So I’ve started fund-raising for my ride next June and it was certainly an interesting experience setting everything up. The logistics were easy, because I do it everyday for work, it was the intangible stuff like what will my friends think, will they care, will they even ready the email, that made me pause before hitting send. And now that I have the ability to track my emails I can see who opened what and clicked where – providing interesting insight.
More than anything it’s nerve wreaking – waiting to see who opens. It’s kind of like calling the boy you like and hanging up repeatedly. And then seeing who opened feels kind of like I’m spying and makes me giddy like a friend just told me that boy said he liked me back. I’m hoping that’ll go away eventually. But something tells me it’ll be like that each time, since it’s not like I’m emailing folks I’ve never met for work, it’s personal friends and family.