Declaring Email Bankruptcy

People often ask me how I find the time to do everything I need to do and still find time to blog. My secret is that I just ignore certain things that I need to do. I often forget to pay bills, send in the dry cleaning and check my email.

Recently I checked the number of emails I had in my inbox. There were 8041 of them. Yikes! I knew exactly what I needed to do, declare email bankruptcy. I went through the most recent ones, answered the ones that needed to be answered, unsubscribed from a bunch of websites and deleted all the rest. I think that I'm supposed to contact everyone who sent me an email and let them know that if they have anything of real importance to tell me that they need to re-email me. Unfortunately I couldn't figure out how to do this.

I feel much lighter and carefree and I have managed to keep my email responses up to date for the past 24 hours. We'll see how long this lasts but first instead of doing something that I need to get done I'm going to check my wish list at Shopbop and see if anything on it is on sale yet.

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Will said…
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Ingrid Bareilles said…
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Celine Lombard said…
Actually, as part of a very basic it strategic management, we are mandated to be organized in our inbox so as to prepare us for far more complex processes that the computer entails. I think it's a good training ground considering how messy I am.
Roger Watkins said…
I feel for you! You may want to separate your emails according to priorities (e.g. business, personal, spams and the like) so you will check only the ones that are highly prioritized and would no longer bother the digits you see upon opening your email. Gmail has labels right? You may use that. It's like an automatic call distribution software in call centers, segregates calls depending on the concern.
Caitlin Carroll said…
Well, that’s we always do, to organize and keep up to dates emails. So that if the itil service manager sends us an email, we’ll respond to it quickly; that’s why we give importance to our emails because it serves as our way of communicating with others.
Benjamin Pell said…
This is a simpler way of a similar thing that is happening to our company right now. Maybe in your case this is just something petty, having to deal with emails that are unread for a long time, ours is deeper. The company I am working for has just announced to its employees that they had filed for bankruptcy. But it is good to know that they have assured us of our final compensation. Same goes with your email bankruptcy, you've dealt with each message in your inbox and answered everything that should be answered.
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Reema dsouza said…
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