I was hoping to be able to cope with all the work I have (fulltime day job plus at least 6 hours per day on blog-related issues) but I am slowly “sinking” while the inbox is growing a lot faster than the outbox is shrinking. This is important because a lot of you are emailing me for all sorts of reasons, and I am grateful for these emails and for all the first rate information they give me. In this past, I tried really hard to reply to each email individually, sometimes late, sometimes by a short reply. Now I can’t even do that.
Please consider hat I get about 50-80 emails per day, a lot of them really interesting and important ones. Many are time critical and require a quick answer!
Furthermore, between Yemen, Iran, the Ukraine and Venezuela, stuff seems to be getting out of control everywhere at the same time, which means that I have to increase the amount of information gathering I do and possibly even write more than a weekly analysis.
Something simply *has* to give.
So, here is what I suggest:
When emailing, please indicate very clearly in the subject line “RESPONSE NEEDED” (or use an RSVP tag) and I will reply as soon as I can. If I fail to reply on time, please RESEND.
All other emails I WILL read, I promise, but I won’t reply unless time permits.
Sorry about that, but since I found no way to increasing the day to 36 or even 48 hours and since I don’t have a way of working less (I am, again, barely making ends meet…) I have only found this way to try to finish my work.
I ask for your understanding and continuous support (which is much needed in so many ways!).
Hugs and cheers,