The Problem With Email

I don’t read my emails. I mean, I read some of them but clearly not all of them or this wouldn’t happen. And when you don’t read your email you miss out on things. I recently deleted an invitation to speak at a conference in Australia. Thankfully the organizers contacted me on a social network as well so we may be able to make it work. I have no idea how many opportunities I’m missing. So now I’m trying to get my inbox down to a reasonable number 1,747 are too many …

Bad Pitch PR Spam via Constant Contact and Mail Chimp

One of the most difficult tasks as it relates to time management is keeping the inbox functional. You’ll see that I don’t aspire to have a zero anywhere there, just manageable. I use my inbox as a place to store data. When I’m standing at Costco I can scroll through emails from Mr. G and be reminded that I need to buy shaving cream and gift cards. I love the ability to search keywords in my inbox and instantly come up with the email I knew I needed. Unfortunately some …

I Don’t Know How To Be a Marketer but I Know What NOT to do

I often get emails from marketers where they say I represent CraptasticWebsites.com and they would like to buy a text ad on your site for $50 a month. It’s an SEO game so don’t bother looking at the site, rest assured it’s full of malware, tracking cookies and is of absolutely no interest to your readers. My typical response is, “Thank you so much for thinking of me, it’s not a match.” I leave the door open because the pitches, though inelegant, are quick and to the point, they include the site …