Friday, April 15, 2016

Email Debt Forgiveness Day

I am a huge fan of podcasts. I am always trying to find a new one that I can sink my teeth into. One of my favorites is Reply All- a different show each week about the internet. Last year, they started a National Day that intrigued me. It's called National Email Debt Forgiveness Day. Basically it's addressing a very real problem that we can sometimes find ourselves in. One where someone has sent us an email days, sometimes weeks, or maybe months ago that we didn't (for whatever reason) respond to.

Come on, you know you have one. Maybe it's a work email that you didn't want to write back with the answer to, or a friend you haven't talked to in who knows how long. Maybe you accidentally forgot to respond, or wasn't an accident. On April 30th, PJ and Alex have created this Email Debt Forgiveness Day to allow you to respond, with no questions asked, to those emails you accidentally or on purpose- didn't respond to. Just send the recipient this link in your response and relieve your email guilt.

If you're like me, you might be saying "I am actually quite good at responding to emails, this doesn't apply to me". WRONG. I'm fairly certain that if you look far enough back, like I did, you might find that, actually, you DID forget to respond to something or someone.

Life is too short to have guilt over response time, so I'm putting it out there now to remind you that Email Debt Forgiveness Day is out there, it's real and it's coming up very soon. Mark your calendars, crack those knuckles and let's get to work. kind to those who send you emails on April 30th. One of them might just be from me.

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