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March 4, 2013

You’re Gonna Want To Read This Apology!!

Ok, so I have to apologize immensely for the one…or maybe three extra emails that you received this week.

Whoops

And If you are one of the ones who have been with me from the beginning, and you subscribed on WordPress, then you received six extra emails this week.

At the end of this post is an incredible offer for your trouble!

So, I switched to MailChimp last week and, well, I messed things up. I am still trying to figure it all out. HOPEFULLY, you are only getting one email today.

Unless you’re a WordPress subscriber, then you are still receiving one from WordPress with the WP logo, and one from me.

If that’s you, and you received one from me and one with the WP logo:

Wordpress email

then please hit unsubscribe at the bottom of the WP email and it will remove you from the WordPress database, but keep you in the MailChimp database. AGAIN, ONLY IF YOU RECEIVED TWO EMAILS, AND ONE HAS THE ABOVE WP HEADER!

If you still got two emails that aren’t with the WP header, CRUD!!!! Please know that I’m working on it. And I might shut down until I get it right.

Either way, I called my buddy David Morris at Dillanos and asked him to reinstate the discount of 20% that he gave back on the interview post as a way for me to say sorry to my incredible followers.

He not only was glad to help, but he decided to make it even better!! David and Dillanos is giving a 30% discount for the whole month of March! SAWEET DOGGIE!! And to rub it in, he came up with the code WHOOPS Click  here or the image below.

Dillanos

So thank you for sticking with me and putting up with my inability to be a web developer.

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  • Steve Pate

    BUMMER, the code has expired. and its only the 18th. Thanks any ways

  • http://www.facebook.com/jillian.rothe Jillian Rothe

    Never heard of Dillanos (new here… sorry!) but won’t pass up what sounds like amazing coffee. :) Any favorites we should try first?

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      Costa Rica Las Lajas. Light roast with a honey flavor. It’s YUMMY!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jillian.rothe Jillian Rothe

        Thanks Lily! Grabbed that one and the Peruvian one. :)

  • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

    I had missed the e-mail updates for a couple weeks, so I’ve been enjoying the extra e-mail from Chris :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.r.norris Dawn Rabinowitz Norris

    Thanks for the reward Chris! Ordered two pounds of coffee beans and looking forward to my first experience of Dillanos :)
    No worries about the multiple emails – can always skip the duplicates ;)

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      You’ll really enjoy it Dawn. Welcome to the CLoTribe-Dillanos coffee club!

      • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

        Oh, so now there’s a club dedicated to excluding me?? ;) haha

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

          We accept hot chocolate drinkers in the club.

  • http://www.janabotkin.net/ Jana Botkin

    I just visit the blog on my own, like an internet adventurer each day without an email reminder. So, is it cheating to order from Dillano’s at the “Saweeet Doggie” discount? I’m going to risk the displeasure of the tribe and coast on the shirttails of the big Whoops in spite of not actually being a subscriber.

    Thanks, Chris and Dillano’s!

    • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

      Nope! Not cheating if you contribute with such great comments :)

  • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

    Should we start a picket line? “Don’t shut down!” “Don’t shut down!”

  • http://caroldublin.com/ Carol Dublin

    No need to apologize but sweet coffee deal. Thank you and thank you to David Morris. I am totally hooked on Dillano’s and can hardly drink regular coffee anymore. So I”ll be drinking my Dillano’s while I read all my emails!

    • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

      Agreed – no need for apology. I bet Chris planned it all just to get the coffee…

  • http://www.designingachampion.com/ DrMatt

    Loved the interview with David Morris! I may have to take advantage of the deal this time. That promo code is great!

  • http://www.SevenPillarsOfSuccess.Net Louise Thaxton

    Oh – and great 30% off deal at Dillanos! Will check that out also.

  • http://www.SevenPillarsOfSuccess.Net Louise Thaxton

    Hey – NO PROBLEM, Chris! I’m just glad I’m still getting the emails at all (I got 3 – just unsubscribed to WP) – since I dropped off the face oft the face of the CLo World a few months back – but glad to be back and – heck – if my only challenge today is getting 3 notices that Chris LoCurto has posted a blog – I’m in GOOOOOOOOOD shape!

  • http://www.facebook.com/craigscurtis Craig Curtis

    I’m feeling special that I got three emails today. One had the WordPress logo so I unsubscribed from that one. One had your banner and the title of the post, the other just launched into the post. But don’t stop posting until it is fixed. I would much rather get an extra email than none at all. Gee, that makes me sound pathetic and lonely.

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      Agree with you, Craig. And you’re not pathetic and lonely at all.

    • http://www.SevenPillarsOfSuccess.Net Louise Thaxton

      Just had to say – I feel the same way! Just so I get at least ONE email – I can ignore the others!

      • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

        Ignore the other? I thought we were supposed to just read it again!

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      BAH!!!! Not at all Craig!!

  • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

    Chris, I tip my hat to you for taking on MailChimp! Great platform, but not the easiest to navigate through. Their customer service is outstanding, and they will literally talk you through a process until you”get it” on your own!

    And speaking of great customer service, mad props to David Morris! Awesome discount for an awesome product! Thanks, guys!

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      Second that!!

  • http://about.me/jonedlin Jon Edlin

    I for one like getting the extra emails. It triple reminds me to read it :) Thanks for the discounted coffee!

  • http://twitter.com/2ndLeicester Kathy Leicester

    I kind of liked getting more than one email. It felt so…. abundant!
    Now if someone can help me get my picture on the right-hand wall rather than the downrange-target image, I’d be very grateful. And happy.

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      I don’t know much about it, but it will change depending on how you sign in, whether it’s Disqus or Twitter.

      • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

        I havent had a picture up there for like a year :)

        • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

          Well, now we need to get you back on the board first, picture or no picture.

          • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

            eh, no one will miss me :)

      • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

        I think the picture is actually taken from Gravitar

  • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

    I’m still getting two emails. I’ll look into whether they have the WP logo or not… But, I will say, two email notifications is better than NO email notifications, which is where I was at for a couple months ;)
    And as a side note, as much as you love Dillanos, perhaps someday you could have a “Mormon friendly” offer? hahahaha. No worries, I’m not offended…too much…right now…until…later…
    :)

    • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

      You need to figure out if you’re offended or not. It’s not helpful if you’re on the fence. How in the world is Matt supposed to know how to attack?

      • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

        That is a very good point…Ok, I’m not offended…yet ;)

        • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

          If the promo code is changed to “Skroppcanthavethis” THEN I’ll be offended :)

  • Kathy Malone

    Angela from elms MCO last year might be able to help you she does Executive Technical Concierge service as well as web dev based in BNA

  • Kathy Malone

    still 3 none word

  • Cass Sitterly

    So three emails times 3 woops, man I will be bathing in coffee!!! lol-
    all good and thanks for the humility to own your mistakes

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      And not just ANY coffee ;0)

  • http://www.facebook.com/margaret.bartell.9 Margaret Falley Bartell

    Chris, don’t worry about it. We’re all business people and understand that things sometimes don’t go perfect. Thanks for the discount! And by the way, I’m not on wordpress and did get two emails

  • http://www.facebook.com/annathirtythree Anna Hill

    Anyone else getting 3 emails? I am, and I don’t see a WordPress logo on any of them.

    • Cass Sitterly

      yep- me too!

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      You will get three if you haven’t unsubscribed from the WordPress ones.

    • http://www.SevenPillarsOfSuccess.Net Louise Thaxton

      I got 3 – 1 WP and 2 other.

  • http://warriormen.com/ Glen Evans

    Hey Chris, I thought you really liked me! No worries brother, this is the fun part of internet marketing. I enjoy your stuff immensely, so keep it coming once, twice or three times.

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      I totally like you Glen!! In fact, here come three more emails just for you. :-D

  • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

    I had a boss once tell me, “If you don’t break something every once in a while, then you’re not trying hard enough.” And that was after I brought a major system in a major installation down for several hours and made a lot of people very, very nervous.

    Goodonya for breaking things in the pursuit of making it better!

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      I didn’t know you worked for Skropp

      • http://www.joshuarivers.net/ Joshua Rivers

        HA!!

      • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

        I did, but only for a short time.

        Short. Time.

        *
        *
        *Bret Wortman*

        http://damascusgrp.com/ http://twitter.com/BretWortman

        • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

          oooh we all got jokes!!

          • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

            Just little one-liners.

            • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

              ha! and another!

      • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

        HA! well played sir!

  • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

    Kudos to David Morris for the promo code! That is awesome.

    But a better code would have been SKROPPBROKEIT

    Sorry Skropp…Chris makes this too easy sometimes.

    • http://twitter.com/2ndLeicester Kathy Leicester

      ROFL.

    • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

      Dude, just think how much I’d just in the Google search results ;)

    • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

      Skropp should have a roasting flavor at Dillanos. Maybe, Skropp’s Broken Bean Dark Roast. But it would be a light roast, in true “broken” fashion!

      • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

        LOL

      • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

        I’d be the first Mormon with a coffee flavor named after him…I smell Guiness Book… (pun intended!)

        • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

          You’d probably also be the first Mormon in a book named after an Irish Stout….

          • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

            I highly doubt that, haha. There’s quite a few LDS record holders :)

            • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

              Good point. :-)

      • http://bretwortman.com/ Bret Wortman

        Well, coffee roasters do talk about first crack and second cracks, maybe Skropp is the ultimate crack.

        • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

          well played

    • Steve Pate

      dude that’s to darn funny! And yes, THANKS David Morris for being a stud!

  • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

    We all know why this is happening…

    #SkroppBrokeIt

    • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

      Soooo…I broke it? And for what reason? So he could provide a totally awesome offer than I won’t get to partake in? Seems fairly unlikely. Now, if we were talking a major discount at Cabelas, or Bass Pro Shops…you might be onto something…

      • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

        Or hot chocolate.

        • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

          eh, that’d be ok…but Cabelas or Bass Pro would be even better!

          • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

            How about amazon.com? Just to keep it more universal and less Skropp-oriented?

            • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

              why less Skropp-oriented? This offer is completely NOT Skropp oriented ;)

              • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

                I meant a Cabela’s / Bass Pro Shop would be highly Skropp-oriented.

                • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

                  Again, not seeing the problem…. ;)

      • Steve Pate

        I’m with you Mark on that one, or even better we all get together at one of those places and have a “leadership” work shop!

        • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

          I like the way you think Steve….

      • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

        I gave up caffeine about 8 months ago thanks to the wonderful world of migraine headaches. Dillanos was nice enough to send me decaf coffee.

        • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

          Thats awesome. :) If they make hot chocolate I would have to give it a try! But regular or decaf coffee I’ll pass :) (common misconception that it is caffeine that latter-day saints abstain from…not true :) )

          • http://www.janabotkin.net/ Jana Botkin

            Mark, would you be willing to educate the CLo Tribe as to the truth about LDS and coffee? Obviously it isn’t caffeine, since you appear to be a chocoholic. . . 8-)

            • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

              Happy to. I wrote a post about that a few months back. Here’s the link for anyone who cares: http://wp.me/p2VozA-u

              • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

                Interesting. Thanks for the information.

                • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

                  Absolutely Jon :) hope it helped.

                  • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

                    Yes, it did Mark. I learned something new yesterday. Thanks!

                    • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

                      It’s always a good day when you learn something new! (as long as its not something like “now I know what its like to be in prison”…thats probably not a good day!)

                    • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

                      Or “now I know what it’s like to have a root canal”…

    • http://www.lilykreitinger.com/ Lily Kreitinger

      Yeah, but you were supposed to help fix it, if I recall correctly.

      • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

        OOOHHHH burn! #Mattfailedtofixit

      • http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/ Matt McWilliams

        I think we did earlier today :)

        • http://www.hardandsimple.blogspot.com/ Mark Sieverkropp

          we’ll see about that…. (insert evil character laugh here…)

  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

    No worries here Chris. I’m receiving two emails and neither have the WP header. But I’m okay with that, it’s easy enough to skip over the second email.

    • http://CorporateCultureRevolution.com/ Bob Winchester

      That exactly what I’m getting Joe! I thought it was just me…

      • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

        Haha, nope. But glad to hear I’m not alone either. Seems like this is happening a lot more with email services as I’ve also got a couple of other blogs I follow that have the same issue.

      • Steve Pate

        same here

    • http://www.facebook.com/jillian.rothe Jillian Rothe

      me too… And here I thought i was just twice as cool!

  • http://jonstolpe.com/ Jon Stolpe

    Chris, I think we all can relate to your situation as we have all struggled with figuring things out on our blogs. Keep up the great work. And no need to apologize in my mind. Have a great week!

    • http://CorporateCultureRevolution.com/ Bob Winchester

      Word.