Stop & Chat

Happy Sunday my lovelies! Today for Stop & Chat I want to talk to you about something I’m actually a tad embarrassed about. Something I hate to admit but need to get out because I’m so guilty of it!

*insert Jaws music*

EMAILS!!!

I realized a few weeks ago that I am absolutely HORRIBLE at getting to my emails. Don’t get me wrong, if you look at my mac or even my phone you won’t see a single unread email. I’m VERY good at keeping that ugly red icon away. In fact every time a email pops up I dutifully open up my mail app, read the email and….NOTHING.

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But it wasn’t always like this! I remember the days when I was proud and even giddy about an incoming review request. The thought of someone believing in RSR enough to ask my to promote their book. Their baby! Or the days when another blogger would email me and I’d squeal with glee because there was someone who wanted to talk bookish…WITH ME!

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And every time I replied back from my “official” blog email I’d feel an extra ping of pride.

But somewhere along the lines all the rainbows and unicorns slowly faded away and I was left with the realization that I’M LAZY!  I start to thinking about what I have to say, and what I need to say, what’s polite, what’s too bitchy and just got tired of it all. It’s not that I don’t appreciate it just sometimes I just don’t feel up to it.

Which brings me to the real part of this horribly long post. Am I alone?! Please tell me I’m not the only person that get’s so overwhelmed with just the THOUGHT of replying to an email that you just close out and walk away! TELL ME!

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13 thoughts on “Stop & Chat ~Confession Time!!!~”

  1. I sometimes end up putting off answering e-mails for a lil while if I’m a bit overwhelmed in general, if not… I tend to respond very quickly, even if sometimes like you agonize over how to answer the e-mails right! But I don’t think I get that many e-mails that require answering…
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  2. Oh and I definitely terrible at replying to emails, too. I mean, if I get an email request that I’m really interested in I respond, but otherwise, not so much. I should, and I am grateful, but it’s exhausting just thinking about responding.
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  3. I’m a lot more comfortable with emails than I am with phone calls. It seriously brings me so much dread to have to make a phone call! It might be a social disorder, really. Emails aren’t so bad, but if I let them pile up I get overwhelmed. I no longer take review requests, so at least I know I don’t have to reply to those emails – if people can’t take the time to read my policy, I won’t take the time to respond to their email. But bloggers, well, I love this community so if someone takes the time to reach out to me, I definitely do my best to respond 🙂 I haven’t gotten that lazy yet.
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  4. I’m so bad with emails too. Especially if they’re review requests for a book I don’t really want to read. I really hate writing back and saying no thank you so I usually put them off until finally I’m like okay, this is getting ridiculous, I NEED to sort these out. I’m the same way with comments on my blog too. I leave them off until two weeks after when finally I get it together.
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  5. Ugh, welcome to my life. I forget about them because I just like getting rid of the evil red dot on my phone’s email thing, and then I just forget about it all. It’s not that I mean to, I just do. I’m trying to get better about that this month. It’s just kind of all blerghhhh. I have a lot of emails to respond to. . . Glad to see I’m not alone in this, though. I kind of feel like a horrid blogger.
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  6. Ha ha, the only person I do this to is my cousin Aphid (we still call ourselves by teenage nicknames, mine is Nerda), he sends such lovley entertaining emails, with music, and photos, and links to odd and curiou things. I put mine off because they will be sickly in comparison. He once sent me three random songs that left me scratching my head until I figured out each contained part of my full name: first, middle, and last. How can I compete? I guess I will just send him the link to my personal blog. Lol.
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  7. Guilty! Especially if it is an unpleasant email (like telling someone I am not interested in reviewing a book, etc). In fact, once I put it off for so long, I forgot completely… and came across it MONTHS later. Yeah, um, awkward. It was way too late to reply, and I felt awful for just ignoring it, but I didn’t know how to fix it. “Hey, sorry I didn’t respond four months ago, and also, I don’t want to read your book” didn’t really seem like it was going to do anyone any good, so I just let it go.

    Oh, and a confession of sorts: I check email on my phone, BUT I rarely answer it on my phone. Because I am ridiculous, and cannot type on the phone, it drives me insane. So that leads to more late emails, because by the time I am at a computer, I’ve obviously forgotten! I try to “star” anything important, and have started forwarding my blog emails to my personal email folder, so I have double the chance to catch them!
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  8. I’m so relieved to see I’m not the only one who thinks she’s bad at emails! I have gotten a lot better with them after putting together my first event involving authors (I don’t like to keep them waiting too long when they’re taking part in something I requested them to be a part of), but I used to take FOREVER to respond to emails (if I did that at all).

    I laugh a little whenever someone says sorry for responding only a couple days after I sent them the email. A couple of days is good timing for me!

    There’s actually a pending review request in my email right now. 😀 I got it today, but I’m on the fence on whether to accept it or not.
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  9. You are most definitely not alone. I’m horrible, especially with review requests that I want to at least consider or say yes to. Because then I have to go to the calendar and see where I have time and move things around and negotiate with myself about wanting to read what books when. Maybe it wouldn’t be such a chore if I weren’t so type A, but then I’d be so disorganized that I would never get anything done, because that’s the only way I know how to be LOL. Vicious cycle that one. So no, you are not alone… I’m avoiding several emails now. Oh and I totally clear them as read asap too 😉
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