This is a post that I would have preferred to audioblog, but since that is currently not an option I’ll spend a few minutes and reach out and click someone. Let’s spend a few minutes discussing email shall we.
I am an email pack rat.
Way back in the early days of my blogging career I shared two posts with you called A comment about email addresses and comments and How many email accounts do I need? If you are one of the few masochists who took the time to read those posts you are probably wondering why I need 24 different email addresses. I don’t blame you because I wonder about that too.
Although in truth I really do not use all 24. Off the top of my head I’d estimate that I use about six of them consistently. A few of them are unofficially retired. I check in on them once every six months or so just to see if there is anything worth looking at it.
The submissions for the great roundup of the Jewish/Israeli Blogosphere come into the talktojacknow-at-sbcglobal-dot-com. You can find the latest edition right here. If you are like the Shmata Queen and avoid roundups let me tell you, you are making a big mistake. Check it out, read it. It is right here.
Anyway, I try to work on the roundup throughout the week. Do a little bit each day so that I have a minimal amount to do Saturday night. I also make a point to file each submission in a folder. Pays to be organized, but do I really need to hold onto all of these submissions. Am I going to be audited by someone. Why do I need them. I think that I just might have to dump some of these folders, or alternatively maybe I’ll use them for some massive anniversary post.
On a different tack but still regarding email here is another comment. I have a bunch of random email messages floating around my inboxes. They’re notes that for one reason or another I have decided to save. They probably should be deleted. What do I really need them for.
I intentionally set up folders so that I could keep my inbox from being overrun. But I guess that it is fair to say that some of these aren’t easily labeled. I set up a miscellaneous folder to handle those. But even with the miscellaneous folder I still find that I have these rogue messages hanging out around the inbox.
They’re the Jack Bauer’s of email. They understand who they serve and why, they just have their own set of rules for service.
Ok, when I start coming up with the wacky television analogies you know that it is time to end the post. This should be my biggest problem. Go read Haveil Havalim and while you are at it consider sending over an entry or hosting.