Arriving back from holiday yesterday, I had 399 emails to work through, most of them blog-related. I started last night, sifting out those from companies and retailers, or those that didn’t need a reply. When I got tired of that, I left the rest until today.
Firing up the PC this morning, I was faced with 194 emails that needed some sort of action. Many were related to posts on blogs that I follow, others advised me about comments on my own blog, and a few were personal. I started in earnest around 9.30, working down the list, so the newest ones came first. I read the posts, followed the links, and liked or commented as appropriate. As fast as I replied, new ones were popping up, and by the time I had to get ready to take Ollie for his walk, over 100 still remained unanswered.
I was able to get back to the keyboard before 4 pm, working through them once again. When I was happy to start this post, I had done them all, save four personal ones that need a longer reply. But new ones were still arriving, and still are, as I type. This is not a complaint. I am pleased to follow a small number (30+) of blogs, as I enjoy their output, and missed it when I was away. I like to reply to all the valued comments on my own blog too, as it makes blogging the rewarding process it can often be.
So, I have finally caught up. I think I have covered it all, but if I have missed a comment, a reply, or the odd post, please forgive me. I did my very best. Back to normal service on Monday.
Best wishes to you all. Pete.