Letters to Editor Andy HoboTraveler.com Ouidah Benin Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The answering questions department is open, because we can now post the answers up on the internet quickly so readers can peruse answers to niche questions. Ask away, there is now a benefit to me to answer the questions, to share the answers, and also make HoboTraveler.com a source of answers. http://www.hobotraveler.com/helpcenter/
I receive about 10 e-mails per day from readers.
- 1 A very good letter with and inquisitive question. - 2 A question that is being asked and if they had even read a little or searched a little they would have found the answer. - 2 miscellaneous kudos, comments, look at this, etc.
- 5 do not get answered and at best clueless.
Therefore I have five e-mails per day I would like to answer, not a big problem, and manageable. Now….
If I wanted, I could push and get about 50 per day and was headed that way at first, now I have them slowed down, by telling people things like I am do NOT sell tours, I am NOT a travel agent.
HoboTraveler.com is or slowly is making sort of a good help center, answer all the questions and make them available to readers. I used to put them in newsletters, however this is very time consuming, boring work for me, etc.
I am hoping with Andrews help from India, will soon have a way to post all the answers on the internet, sort of a one-sided forum, where I answers all the questions, eventually I suppose readers can add to my answers.
Forums are in a way worthless to a traveler like me, I do not have time to sit in an internet café searching some forum for answers. It will take one hour to find one answer, and then who knows if the person is lying or misrepresenting, or just plain clueless.
A good moderator will make forum good, but people like to write each other and be part of a chat, PM, talk, comment for silly reason thing. Good, but not what I have time for, or want to have time for.
Ok, the bottom line is the answering questions department is open, because we can now post the answers up on the internet quickly so readers can peruse answers to niche questions. Ask away, there is now a benefit to me to answer the questions, to share the answers, and make HoboTraveler.com a source of answers. http://www.hobotraveler.com/helpcenter/
We have a way for me to write the answers offline, on my computer, laying in my bed, easy, no pay, then send inside the internet café when I can. Uploading or sending emails is cheap, writing inside a internet café answers is uncomfortable and hostile, not fun in anyway to sit in some strange place typing.