On 28th March, this website got nominated for a couple of Roses awards. Thanks judges! The next day a few people tweeted about how much they liked my site. Fast forward 10 days and I had hundreds of emails in my inbox, my Linked In message box was creaking, I had 20 times as many twitter followers and a bloke on the phone from my web hosting provider was telling me that I’d crashed one of their servers.
Highlights of this 2 weeks of madness included:
- An interview with Adweek with the most flattering headline of all time.
- Mentions on It’s Nice That and Hover States.
- Praise from Dave Trott.
- Someone creating an animated gif of my entire site.
But perhaps the nicest thing was getting lovely emails from total strangers, such as this one:
“So, I’m sitting at work on a Saturday (sigh) eating leftovers for lunch and scrolling through my Facebook feed to see how great the lives of my friends are when a link pops up to your site getcoleman.com
I’m over the other side of the world, my agency doesn’t need a copywriter and I should really be writing a baby toy brand strategy right now, but I just wanted to take five minutes to say – love your site, man.
Thanks everyone. It’s been a lot of fun.