Writing Short Emails. And Saving Time.
The founder of Digg.com has a post up today about email — namely, he hates it. Who doesn’t? A necessity but one that is so often overused that it makes life drag sometimes.
We wake up daily to 100s of new mails in our inboxes here at Peek, and bad habits can leave you in Kevin’s situation — crossing 1000+.
In addition to his tips, we’ve got a few for managing email better:
1. Go mobile! Of course. No more sitting at your PC because of emails. Be at the game…at home…anywhere and be sure nothing urgent has popped up.
2. Respond fast if it’s a fast response. Don’t leave things. Just reply right away. From your Peek, of course Otherwise you re-read.
3. Don’t reply at all. Sometimes, you can just wait it out. That “quick question” usually goes away.
4. And, have a separate “private” account! Don’t give it out. Make it your batphone. That one you know you keep at 0. No anxiety. Done.