I haven’t managed to get my email totally cleared for a long time now. I never, ever, have less than six hundred newbies there on any given day, so if I’m away from my computer for longer than that I generally log on from under the table with only one eyeball open. When I try and handle all of them, I don’t get any scribbling or scribbling related projects done, and if I don’t handle them all, they tend to get buried under all the new ones. Not to mention forgetting to eat and feed people. This is not good, and it freaks me out when I find something important that’s been waiting for me, or I’ve unintentionally missed a comment on any of my sites. This has to change. Now that I’m pretty much back to my – ahem – normal self, I’ve decided to try and hit a happy medium.
I’ve generally always saved what I can’t get to on any specific day for the next – or the next – or the next, but nowadays there’s just too much coming in – it’s impossible to keep up. So I’m going to have to start allocating specific daily amounts of time to each of my sites, and unless they’re really important, any emails that I know that I’m not going to be able to deal with in twenty four hours are going to have to be deleted now. Time for me to ditch the OCD and get a little more professional with my chosen path in life I reckon. So, from now on it’s going to have to be only writing related things first every day, then the interweb and email fun stuff, and then the delete stuff, so there’s also a little time to relax and enjoy living too.
Now – just off to check my emails.