Join OpenSky again, for the first time

Back in 2009 I invited all of my friends to join me at OpenSky. We were young and enthusiastic and naive back then; in the intervening 18 months we’ve become less young and naive but more enthusiastic than ever, because we relaunched OpenSky just a couple of months ago and our growth and shopper responses have been phenomenal since then.

I’m finally at a point where I’m proud of the work we’ve done and eager to give you an inside look. And if you know me then you know that’s saying a lot.

I’d also like to offer you a couple of incentives for joining right now with this link:

First, we typically only allow shoppers to follow 10 curators (and access their sales), but if you join with my link and send a quick email then I’ll use my secret powers to allow you to follow an unlimited number of OpenSky curators. (Be warned, though, that each curator’s weekly sale triggers an alert email – we’re working on improving that.)

Second, there’s a fair chance I owe you an email or call, a lunch, a beer, an alibi, or something else. If so, I promise that if you join OpenSky today then I’ll finally stop wasting my time wondering how to make OpenSky better and start talking to you instead. Yes, it’s sad, but I’m a man obsessed.

Again, the link is:

You’re smart, empathetic, and generally good looking. I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts about OpenSky and the experience in general, so I can continue to improve it. Please leave a comment and let me know.

Here are some quick questions to get you thinking:

  1. How would you describe OpenSky to a friend? Why would you suggest they join?
  2. What other sites or services would be effective alternatives to OpenSky?
  3. Do you think you’d ever want to use OpenSky? What type of person do you think would really like OpenSky?
  4. What’s the single most important thing we could do to improve OpenSky?
  5. What curators should we add to OpenSky?

Finally, I’m going to stretch my luck by asking you to please tell to your friends about this blog post and ask them to join and post their thoughts as well.

Again, the link to join is:

Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend!