My friend and colleague Matt (@wastedgenius) retweeted this from one of his twitter contacts a couple of weeks ago.
I’ve become that guy who responds to emails 3-5 days late. Text me if it’s important I guess. Better yet, call me.— Chris LaBossiere (@ChrisLaBossiere)February 26, 2014
There was once a time when I didn’t understand (what could you possibly be doing that’s more important than what I want you to do for me), but this is absolutely how I behave now too.
If I intend to respond to you I’ll flag your email for follow-up, but sometimes when the size of that list becomes overwhelming I just delete a bunch of stuff from it.
Matt has posted about this too: Email is my answering machine. Enjoy!