I have no trouble typing 2 page forum replies within 5 minutes, however Im just about to finish this link request letter that Ive been typing out for...9 days.
Please, believe me..I wouldnt make that effort if I didn't have the content to justify this kind of effort. However, I "feel" (of course this could be wrong!) that getting the point across and into the heads of the webmasters Im targeting is crucial....making them realize that they have a certain (big) problem on their site which theyre not aware of, and that my piece of content solves (I saw another webmaster act on it once he realized he had that problem).
Now 9 days seems WAY too long for this, anyway lol. However, Ive heard about copywriters (online and/or offline) who it takes hours or days to get the headline, right.
How long do you usually spend on a link request e-mail if you consider it extremely important to get the point across (and in less than a page rather than 5+ pages e-mail many people wouldnt read through)?