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April 8th, 2008

Taming Email - Batching Emails Is Good For Productivity

My tendency is to want to get things out of the way as they come up…. emails especially. An email sitting there unanswered is like a ringing phone.
Hoping to maintain (often regain) control over my inbox, I just want to deal with it, tick it off the list and move on.
The trouble is it’s not […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

April 3rd, 2008

Cartoon - Email Dangers Of Hitting “Reply To All” Without Thinking

We’re talking productivity at Home Biz Notes this month.
How many times have you had irrelevant emails clog up your inbox because senders were too quick to hit the Reply To All button instead of just Reply on a group email?
I’m working hard on taming my emails, so I can really identify with the cartoon […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

March 26th, 2008

Taming My Email Overload - Early Steps Are Paying Off

Earlier in March I vowed to take small steps to tame my email overload. I’m pleased to report it’s going well.
Step 1:
I’ve unsubscribed to most of my RSS and email feeds. I notice some don’t have an unsubscribe option, so these are proving more tricky.
Step 2:
I’ve also unsubscribed to all my Google Alerts. This […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 21 comments