I seem to get comments lately that I don't leave my freebies up long enough or they are not posted on time which is frustrating as I do not make up the rules for this blog train. I am not a designer I am just a CT on many different designers teams.
The rules for this blog train is that the links get posted at NOON Paris time. I try to post at that time. I live in Michigan so I am in the EST time and I sometimes forget the conversion time so my freebie will never get posted later than noon EST.
The time limit to give away the freebies is from the 15th to the 21st (states this right on that cute yellow train ticket we post) unless you are a designer and care to leave your freebie up longer. Again I am not a designer. I am using the same kits you can pick up along the way I just get them first and depending on whose kit I use I have to follow the rules of the game. I don't normally take down the links on the day after the freebies are to stop to give everyone an extra day to grab them. I'm sorry but I have better things to be doing then to watch my clock and at the stroke of midnight EST (because I am not going to be figuring out Paris time) on the 22nd to remove the link(s).
This quarters link wasn't taken down until around 11 PM or so on Feb. 24th so I think I gave ample time for people to stop by and grab my freebie. Personally I am sick and tired of all the complaining and I'm thinking about quitting this blog train due to the hassle.
I am trying to learn Photoshop so that the people who complain my quick pages don't have enough photo spaces will stop complaining because it won't take me 3 hours to convert my layouts to a quick page using my current software and then having to open it up in another program to cut out all the photo holes and make sure there are no stray pixels and all that. You have no idea what I go through to make just a quick page with one photo slot. Which is why you never see any embellishments near the photo slots because it just to hard to get it right with my current software. I would like to offer in future clusters and all that from most of the designers I work with hence me learning a new software but when all I hear are complaints I just want to throw in the towel. A few people say thanks but for the most part people just cruise on by without saying anything and I get it your time is valuable. I can understand a complaint if my link was busted then hey drop a line and I will fix it. If you want to leave a suggestion for a future freebie that isn't given to me in complaint form then go ahead.
The one thing that I find works really well if you find out that I have deactivated a link and you would like that freebie is just leave me a message stating I missed your freebie, here is my e-mail could you send it to me? Thank you. Guess what? I'll send it to you. I have no problem with it. All I am doing is following the rules set forth in the blog train. I understand life gets busy and we forgot to stop back by a stop that wasn't posted the first time we cruised by. However we don't have to be rude to the people making the freebies.
Thank you to all that took the time to read my rant.