You know what I’ve been doing over the last two days? Trying to catch up on all my email. I get so much email coming in it’s ridiculous!
I run a few mailing lists so I get mail from the lists. Most of the time I don’t have to do anything for those emails other than read them and watch the lists for arguments or really bad advice.
I also get a lot of spam! Tons and tons of it each day.
Then there’s mail from forums I participate in, and affiliate companies discussing the latest deals or offers that I should place on my site.
Buried in all of the above are requests for the blogrolls that I run and advertising requests from private companies, email from family and friends, as well as comments from those who visit any one of our many sites.
The last four types of email are what I consider most important, however they easily get buried in the on slot of other email that I have coming in. I do filter my email to separate folders depending on what the topic of the email is, but I still have to go through all of it at some point.
I get over 1000 emails a day! At least half of that is spam but I still have to go through the spam because real mail gets caught in the spam filter all the time.
Between maintaining our sites, the lists and the blogrolls I’m almost ready to hire someone to go through my email and only give me the stuff I need to respond to!
So if you’ve written to me and there’s a delayed response don’t worry I almost always respond if you are asking a question, it just takes a while sometimes!