When I was checking my email the other day, one of my co-workers gasped at the amount of mail in my inbox.
I must confess it is astronomical. I belong to so many egroups and organizations, and also network with so many people in the writing business, I can't read all the messages I receive each day. What I usually do is delete junk mail first, then go to the quick messages, then save ones I have to think about or which will take longer to read. The problem is lots of times I never get to those messages I wanted to read. They just keep piling up. That's sad because I do remember a few years ago I was hung up and hunting down the 2 unread messages I couldn't find in my inbox and were probably junkmail placed in a spot I'd already bypassed.
I didn't mention that I also save lots of my mail after I've read it, instead of deleting it.
Can you guess how many unread messages I have in my inbox as of this moment? I'll leave the answer here tomorrow.
What about your inbox? Are you behind with reading your messages, or do you diligently keep up with them? Do you delete most of them after you've read them? Please brag or confess.