As many of you may know, I use Gmail to collect my agency email. This has worked most of the time. Gmail has great functionality and a lot of customizable filter options. But it does have a few weird quirks and last week I discovered a new one. Apparently, for some unknown reason, Gmail will occasionally store unread mail in an invisible folder. The mail exists and it isn't in the spam folder, but you still can't see it. However, if you do a search under "show search options" and ask Gmail to show only unread mail, it will bring up this hidden mail. You can then move it into your inbox to read it.
So on a whim I tried this last Monday...and was horrified to discover nearly 150 unread queries, most of them from a specific two week period in late June/early July and the rest from the last week of March.
I am so sorry! I've been responding to these queries as fast as I can (mostly with a big fat apology email) and will get through the rest of them by the end of the weekend. But please feel free to re-query me if you want; I know that some of you may have changed your query by now or revised the first few pages. Now's your chance to re-send; no harm, no foul.
Anyway, just wanted to let y'all know what was going on. Ducking my head back down in embarrassment now to finish catching up on queries and older partials. (And yes, now I run that special Gmail search at the end of every day, thank you very much!)