Few people love email, but it’s a necessity for most. Productivity specialist Claire Burge decided she had enough and ousted it from her life entirely. For many of us, however, that’s easier said than done. What would it take for you to remove email from your life entirely?
Claire was able to accomplish the task by using other methods of communication and the help of an autoresponder:
I started letting people know about my decision and thought it would be the easiest part of the process. It proved to be the hardest. I put a note on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to announce my decision. I put an auto-responder on my email[.]
While communicating through speed-appropriate channels like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites can reduce email volume, we’ve yet to see anyone eliminate it entirely before.
If you don’t like email and would like to have it out of your life, what’s stopping you? Is it your job? Do you like that everything is in one place and would like that with social media sites instead? Let us know in the comments below.