This May Surprise You, But…

Since January 7, 2008, exactly 561 480 people (see comments for explanation) have already read the letter I referenced in my previous post. It’s generated quite a bit of feedback. Here’s a sample (I’ve used initials of names only since I did not ask permission to publish these comments)…

“I want to thank you for putting together such a phenomenal letter. […] Would you be okay with me providing the info and link to others to read your letter? I would think yes, but wanted to be respectful of your efforts and would like to receive your permission to do so. Thanks again Ryan for sharing so thoughtfully, carefully and most of all lovingly and truthfully for ALL to read.” –P.F.

“As for the actual writing: I think it reads VERY good and you definitely make a case.” –B.S.

“I just finished your letter. I will try to get a response to you as soon as possible. You put a lot of effort into the letter and you deserve a decent and thoughtful reply. Talk to you later.” –D.R.

“RYAN … what an excellent and concise letter. I will be sending a short note with your link to those on my distribution list. Thanks for sharing this with me.” –B.E.

“Thank you! It’s a great synopsis of what the truth is regarding ___________. I am always looking for something clear and succinct to give to friends and family to introduce them to this wonderful message.” –J.L.

“i read your article and you have done a very good job of conveying what you are trying to teach.” –M.H.

“I am D.B. from Laurel, Mississippi. I saw your article this morning and loved it! I have taken the liberty to take an excerpt from it and put it on the home page of my website.” –D.B.

“Ryan, do you have your article in a printout form? We’re always looking for many different ways to express _________. You did a fine job with your article.” –G.A.

“We have read your letter that _______ had posted on his website. What an awesome job you did sharing your story and clearly explaining ________. Thank you for the time and effort you spent writing [it].” –M.W. and K.W.

“I just posted a link to your letter on the web log. Very good and well written.” –S.J.

Finally, a personal friend and fellow copywriter read the letter and wrote, “A rather inspirational letter from my friend and colleague Ryan M. Healy. It may interest you, it may not…” –J.R.

Update 01/19/2008: The comments keep coming. Here’s one I just got today… “Thank you so much for writing ______, It was such a blessing to me, and I have forwarded it to many and will continue to do so.” –D.B.

If you have already left a comment, I sincerely thank you. I’m reading all your input and weighing it before I make a decision.

-Ryan M. Healy

Ryan M. Healy

Ryan Healy is a financial copywriter and the author of Speed Writing for Nonfiction Writers. Since 2002, he has worked with scores of clients, including Agora Financial, Lombardi Publishing, and Contrarian Profits. He writes a popular blog about copywriting, advertising, and business growth, has been featured in publications like Feed Front magazine, and has been published on sites like,, and

Comments are closed