That's exactly why I don't do directories anymore...
So, I took a few months off from working on my directories. BIG MISTAKE. I currently have:
15,000+ pending links
4,100+ pending links
Before I started going through links this afternoon I had nearly 20,000 pending links. Needless to say, it's going to take awhile to approve them. I'm excited though because that's 20,000 potential clients I will be contacting over the next few months for future directories and service I plan to create.
Anyway, I've got a lot of work ahead of me and I don't suggest anyone else ignore their directories as long as I did