Today, I opened up my laptop. My (almost) 2-year-old daughter asked, “You checking your Email mommy?” It occurred to me, my children would never live in a world without this delightful little thing called Email.
Email works for me. Obviously, it helps me keep in touch with family and friends, but it doesn’t stop there.
Email works for my marriage. My husband and I aren’t exactly what you’d call “phone people”. When he's at work we get a lot more accomplished and a lot less frustrated with one another through Email. I send him reminders, honey-do lists, and the "all important" grocery list. Yes, I'm married to a wonderful man who does 95% of the grocery shopping for our family.
Email works for my organizational needs. I often send myself to-do lists through Email. The lists are easy to keep up with, and my laptop is a lot harder to lose than a sticky note.
My Mac mail program is great. If there is an address in the body of any message, I can click and save it into my address book immediately.
Email works for my blogging. If I find a great website or resource I think would be good to use in a future post, I Email it to myself. I write one or two sentences on how I think I can use the resource. I put the message in my “post ideas” folder. When I’m at a loss for something to write about I look through the folder of idea Emails.
With Blogger, you can post through your Email. If you’re on the road this tool can be helpful. You can read how to set this up here.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Here are 10 Simple Tips for Using Email.