Programming your growth?
Today I posted a thread on Twitter to give details on feedback I received from my the cold mailing campaign:
First I decided to not go blindly and I picked the people carefully. Some of them I know their work very well and some not so much but their bio seemed a perfect fit.
So, explaining briefly that I am working on a writer's app (colofon.io), I asked 2 questions:
Through emails and contact forms, I probably contacted around 60 writers. And I received around 12 responses. Surprisingly, it was mostly from the busiest and most famous of them.
I only received one negative response. The rest was incredibly insightful and I started conversations with some of them.
Overall, I'm pretty satisfied because it is like a focus group but easier to organize (and cheaper of course).
I didn't get much new users, it was not the point of it. In my email, I didn't pushed people into trying my app (some of them did).
Any thoughts on what I could have done differently?