Someone asked me about my rest days. I said I was working on the CDN of my website. He said blog. Well, he is actually correct. All blogs are websites, but not all websites are blogs. Just like all apples are fruits, but not all fruits are apples.
He asked me how many subscribers I currently have. I said I get about 600 visitors a month. Then he goes on to explain the difference between a visitor and a subscriber. I know the difference.
The reason I didn’t directly answered his question is because I don’t know how many subscribers I have because I’m not checking it. Seeing a low number of subscribers might discourage me somehow. What I do is I just check my Google Analytics. And the last time I checked, I get about 600 visitors a month. That’s why that’s the number I gave. I should have just answered him directly at the outset. I should have just said that I’m not checking the number of subscribers I have because it is too low. And then tell him that I get about 600 visitors a month.
Of course, after he explained the difference, I told him that he was correct. And I said that I don’t know the number of subscribers I have because I’m not checking it because it’s too low.
As I was working on this post, I was also looking for the paragraph in the book The Unwritten Laws of Business by W.J. King with revisions and additions by James Skakoon.
I was not able to find it. I’m in a hurry right now. I’ll do it next time. But there is a paragraph there that says something along the lines of “answer the question directly, and then provide other pertinent information as needed.”
However, I’m not obligated to answer any questions I don’t want to answer. But if I’m willing to answer the question then it’s better to answer the question directly.