Planet13 - 8:31 pm on Jul 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Also, one note about being persistent:
I had a woman email me back last week saying that she had kind of moved on with her life and she wasn't really planning on updating the page where I had requested a link.
I emailed her back asking her a bit about what she was doing in her life and if she had a blog (I already knew she did), and just saying to keep in touch. It was just a polite email and I didn't even mention the original link request.
so I just got an email back from her today (a week after I last emailed her) and she said that she had decided to go ahead and clean up that page and added our link. so she ended up removing four out of 12 links and added ours.
so not only did I get an "unexpected" link, it now appears on a page with LESS links than before, so I get a bigger slice of that proverbial page rank pie.