My email metadata from the last year as a graph. It’s amazing what data is out there and how we can visualize and drill into it.
Gmail being down feels scarier than expected. Realizations: I am so used to having it passively open at all times that I feel disconnected and anxious when it goes away. There is so much personal history / record-keeping on it that if something ever were to happen with gmail, I would lose that life data.… Continue reading
Meet Dabbler. Brilliant idea. It’s a no brainer to sign up for this latest Brooklyn Brainery venture; for only $2/month, you get a new hobby every month without leaving your home. I have no doubt that each month will have just the right amount of digestible and awesome information, which will consist of “several billion… Continue reading
Thanks to Gmail Meter, I feel validated in my firm belief that political fundraising is a bit ridiculous and overly bothersome. I learned in this month’s report that I received 71 emails from email@example.com during the month of September, which stemmed from one small gift to the Obama campaign. I realize that as the race… Continue reading Political Fundraising (Spam)
1. The Listserve is a massive e-mail list — a ‘listserv.’ 2. Each day, one person is randomly selected to write one e-mail to the growing list. That’s the only e-mail allowed to be sent to The Listserve. (And the winner’s e-mail address won’t be disclosed to the listserv — unless they want it to… Continue reading
A little over a year ago, I introduced the idea of an accountability partnership and was so fortunate that Sam Hansen wanted to try. We’ve now been at it a year, and I have so appreciated our daily goal-setting emails and occasional chats. The partnership has kept me more accountable to making and achieving goals, because we… Continue reading SUCCESS: One Year in Accountability Partnership
When an email arrives in an undoubtably professional context that contains a smiley face, I do a double take. On one hand, it certainly creates a warm tone in a way that Kind Regards never will be able to do. On the other hand, we’re not in junior high and we don’t need to be… Continue reading I think it’s professional (kinda) 🙂
It’s my newest class at the Brooklyn Brainery, so sign up before it sells out and share liberally! Stay tuned for more useful classes to come soon, too. And, feel free to request a class that you’d like me to teach; I’m all ears.DIY: Manage Your Gmail Inbox
I manage both the receipt and sending of an extraordinary number of emails a day both at work and in my personal life. I’m constantly looking for ways to streamline and simplify what needs to happen with each email, and I finally found some truly fascinating insights courtesy of Gmail Meter. I ran a report… Continue reading Widget Alert! Gmail Meter is a Must-Have!
Part of the transcript from the recent millennial chat. I wasn’t able to attend, but the transcript was great and brought up many good, easy to digest points about meeting time, office communications, and challenges. I’m glad these conversations exist! Join in next week!