Better Late than Never?
That is a question not a statement. I will admit it, I am a procrastinator.
When I got back into the hobby a few years back, I didn’t have any QSL cards. When I got my General ticket and started making contacts, I thought I would just print out some QSL cards for the few that I got by mail and that would be good.
Well of course I fought the printer when feeding the card stock and then I didn’t like the design I came up with and of course when I designed them, I needed to send them in an envelope and they didn’t fit in a standard envelope.
So of course they just piled up on my desk.
Not anymore. I finally got to the point where I was feeling guilty and just ordered some from www.cheapqsl.com. They showed up in about 3-4 days and today I spent about an hour filling them out. To anyone that was waiting on a qsl card, I sincerely apologize and promise to not let it happen again.
A couple of things I have learned from this:
1. Keep it simple. I need to just have a card that I don’t have to mess with putting in an envelope. One that I can just fill out, slap a stamp on and mail.
2. I don’t need to mess with label printing programs. Since most of my qsl’s are through eQSL.com, I don’t really receive too many in the mail. So for me it’s just best to hand write them out and get them taken care of before I push them under a pile of papers.
Sometimes I tinker too much and end up not fulfilling my obligations. I really need to take that to heart with everything else in my life.