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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Write Time Topics 1/16/13, Last one for a while



Tonight will be the last Write Time that we have for a while, after this week we're going to go on a hiatus for a while. We've been pretty busy lately as it is, and we've talked about that. But the real reason we need the hiatus is because we're undergoing some personnel changes at GouletPens. Rachel and I will have to fill in for more of the 'hands-on' work, which means us cutting back on some of the more fun 'extras' that we do, like Write Time. We're not sure how long of a hiatus we'll need, but it will likely be a few months. We will still work to keep up the blog and videos as much as we possibly can, trust that we're going to work as hard as possible to keep things 'normal' during this time of change for us. It will be very demanding of our time, and we want to make sure that we keep a healthy balance with our work and family life as we know our kids (3 and 1) are in a very critical time of their development.

So for tonight, we'll keep it fairly short. But we plan to talk about:
  • What we expect to happen for us over the next several weeks/months 
  • Timelines for TWSBI products
  • Diamine timelines
  • Timelines for various out-of-stock products
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-Iro, Take-Sumi, and Shin-Kai
  • TWSBI and Lamy mechanical pencils
  • Product reviews across similar products (something we mentioned last week as a 2013 goal)

Thanks for being ever-patient, and ever-flexible with us. It has been a bit of a roller coaster for us personally over the last several months, and we want to make sure that we keep the core of our business healthy. We need to spend some time to get our 'house' in order so that we can continue to offer the same great service that we've built our company on. I know that last week we talked about all of the grand plans for things we wanted to consider for 2013, and we will certainly look to achieve as many as these as possible. We just need to spend some time to welcome some new Goulet team members and get them up to speed before we can continue the aggressive goals we've set for ourselves.

We'd love for you to spend time with us tonight, so that we can enjoy out last Write Time for a little while. If you're around your computer at 9pm EST tonight, then we'll see you here!

Write On,
Brian Goulet

4 comments:

  1. Just keep up the great customer service and your patrons will easily forgive you for having fewer videos/posts/etc.!

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  2. I understand how that goes! We all get swamped by work from time to time. I figure it helps us to appreciate (and use) our free time when we have it.

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  3. Yes, that's exactly the idea! We're going to focus on keeping the core of our business strong, then we'll get back into the more external focus things after our transition is over ;)

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  4. Free time? I've heard of this concept, it sounds nice! ;)

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