How many emails do you have in your inbox right now?
I'm asking you because right now I have 2,992 and I have a sneaking suspicion that that is a few too many.
Apart from the junk emails, most of the emails that come in are for Daylesford Organics,or are comments or emails from my blog. The business ones I try to answer as they come in, or I send them off to Bren. The blog ones are a different story. I have high expectations that I will be able to visit or reply to everyone who leaves a comment and so I leave their email until I have done so and then I delete it.
Do you do that?
Unfortunately, life gets in the way and I hardly ever get through the comments before I post another blog, and then I start again even though I am already behind.
Recently my IT guy, (farmer Bren), set me up two more mail boxes on my computer, one called archive and one called follow up. These were meant to help me sort through the emails quicker. Then I was meant to delete anything that didn't have a question in it. Great theory.
This morning I searched through my emails for half an hour looking for an application form to a produce day next year, only to find it eventually in my follow up folder.
Apparently for me, the more folders I have, the more places I have to dump emails and forget about them.
Last night as I visited some of the comments from yesterday's blog, I deleted all the other emails the same commenter had sent previously. That seemed to reduce the number substantially. But I forgot to check if they'd asked a question and now I'll never know.
If I only had the time to deal with every email as it came in. Do you?
So how many do you have? And how do you keep them at a reasonable number? And what in fact is a reasonable number?
Any help or advice would be hugely appreciated.
This Green House dress was made from a sheet given to me by a friend. It has op shopped bias binding, trim, lace and doily and has the words Everything but the thread sewn straight onto the dress. It is a size 4/5. Sorry for the lack of ironing, I was dying to get a picture before the rain. It is raining right now as I speak but the dress is safe and dry in my shop.
I hope you have a great day today and thanks so much for helping. X