Lately EVERYONE has been talking about how to manage your emails, and blogs.
Sharon from HowtoGetOrganizedatHome.
Janice from MostlyBlogging.
Ralph from BlueFishWay. (Here is the guest post he wrote for Janice, explaining how he deals with the pressure.)
Hugh from HughsNewsandViews.
I was getting an email everytime someone commented on a post. Necessary, ok. (But, was it really??? Everytime I log on to WP, if the bell has a circle on it, I have comments.
So, hmmm maybe I can cancel those emails too??? Double notifications are a time waster… So, yeah! I’m gonna cut out those emails too! Yay! More digital de-cluttering!
I was getting double emails from several sites when a new post went up. ARGH! Too much!
I was getting an email everytime someone I was following posted. Too much! Not necessary, ditched those. They are in my reader, and can be accessed that way.
AND, I was getting an email everytime someone LIKED my post, or a COMMENT on a post!!! AAAAAHHHHH!
(Talk about overload! )
My eyes were burning from all the reading of emails! My finger was cramping from all the clicking to delete.
Something had to change!!
Well, duh! Turn off the LIKE email notifications!! Tonight, this morning, whatever, I finally played around in the dashboard long enough to figure out how to turn off the “Like” emails. Thank goodness! Hopefully, some of my sanity will be restored. What little there is left of it!
(and maybe only 50 emails a day, instead of 1,000??? Please!!!!)
Look! I got thru my whole inbox, and only 3 left!
(2 are books I need to read, so they don’t really count, and I already deleted the OneDrive one.) What an accomplishment!
AND, I just winnowed down my following list to only 57. I don’t have to feel guilty about not following someone, just because they follow me, right, Hugh?? I just took a very big, relieved breath. Maybe the insanity (of my inbox, anyway) has been banished. My real sanity will always be in question!