Thursday, November 14, 2002

Is Your Blog Killing Your Email?

I suppose it's a compliment, but people who know me -- family and friends -- often say how much they like my blog, because they can find out how I am, WITHOUT BOTHERING TO CALL, EMAIL OR WRITE ME. Glad to have all these happy customers, but, hey, wait a minute. They know what I'm up to, but what about me -- I don't know what they're up to. C'mon guys. It means I never hear from YOU.

My email is just a cesspool of spam at this point. If I get 12 messages every hour or two, I can guarantee about 10 are spam. So does a blog ultimately render your email obsolete? What's left -- smoke signals? How about a message in a bottle, just float one by my island, feel free.