This evening I hiked up my britches and wrote Seth Godin an email. Below is the basics (minus a few of the intricacies of the project itself, just for safe keeping for now):
Mr. Godin (or Seth if you prefer),
- Thanks for having the gonads to break people out of their daily routine and think. I consistently read your blog and love your snippits and thoughts. I’m a big fan and am out on a limb here for the #2.
- I have a site which I haven’t publicized yet because of legal barriers to it’s business concept in it’s current state. I’d love to do more with it, so I’m wondering if you might be able to, or know of someone who would like to donate some books to the idea?
Down to the point: The website is called …. [removed content for project privacy for the time being].
… I’d like everyone to get something for their dollar as well. So, I thought WWSD (What Would Seth Do)? He’d propagate ideas. Considering I have a hard time coming up with brilliant ideas on my own (and am lacking a published book, just as proof of that), I’d love to offer, if even for a short time, something like your book or another pervasive idea generating object or service to every person who enters.
I’d love for them to get something different each time they enter, but don’t want to just end up being exactly like inBubbleWrap.com, however I love their site and actually won a book recently (woot!).
Would you be able to assist me in pushing this idea out into the open? Any thoughts on the subject would be great.
Thanks a ton, just for reading if nothing else.
I’ll keep you updated on any response or conversation I actually get to have with Seth (or Mr. Godin if he prefers).
Update: I recieved an email from Seth this morning. It read: “Thanks, Nate, but I’m just swamped. Sorry.” Unfortunate, but that’s what happens when you try to talk to one of the most desired marketing minds of this century so far. He’s a busy man. I’ll keep trying.