BUT, my home email was another matter. Are you on too many lists and have too much generic information flowing into your inbox right now? I am. While this blog is about web content, it is also flexible enough to be about getting too much or redundant content.
Get Selective & Declutter
It is time to engage more with the online world and not just be a reader.
Do I really need to be subscribed to Living Social, Groupon and StarTribune local deals?
Do I really need to be a part of 30+ LinkedIn Groups?
Do I need to have every Twitter Follow notify me in my inbox?
Do I need all of the emails from Facebook, when I am on Facebook, anyway?
So I am advocating and implementing an “unfollow/unsubscribe” cleanup. It is time to focus on keeping good, quality information flowing, with little redundancy. Scrutinize who gets your email and who uses it appropriately. Microsoft, MySimplerLife and my new fave, SimpleProductivityBlog offer help on decluttering your email for size and performance issues.
It really doesn’t matter what industry you are in, but if you are getting sales pitches that aren’t relevant, offers that don’t match, feel free to unsubscribe from the email. It won’t hurt a marketer’s feelings, because then their list gets more targeted. The unsubscribe button should be at the bottom of an email, especially if you are using Constant Contact. How have you decluttered your inbox? Let me know which tips and tricks work for you.
Make waves and don’t get caught up drowning in the surf.