3 Email Services You Need
Let’s talk about email: namely how I used to think it was on it’s way out, but how it’s now one of the most important communication tools I have as a blogger. Between getting updates from my favorite reads, communicating for collaborations and not missing a deal on Ulta, my inbox is constantly full. That being said, I have found a few email services that I don’t know how I lived without before and I think EVERYONE (bloggers and non bloggers included) could benefit from them:
When I started blogging, my email account seriously got out of control with how many emails I was getting. Between the comment replies, sponsored content offers, blogging program updates, and sale notices, I would wake up every morning to find my inbox full and scattered. I thought about going through all of the emails from companies and unsubscribing from them all, but as I opened them up, I found killer deals and sales on products that I didn’t want to lose out on! What’s a girl to do?
Enter Unroll Me. After signing up for Unroll Me and giving them access to your inbox, you can see a full list of all the email subscriptions your email is signed up for. In one place, you can choose to unsubscribe from all of the ones you could care less about. The ones you do care about? You can choose to “roll them up.” Every day, I get one email that shows all of the subscriptions I signed up for in one place. Not 5 emails. Not 10 emails. One. The digest shows screen shots of all the emails so I can quickly peruse what they say in one glance and see if any of them spike my interest.
Emails I roll up? Ulta, Sephora, Netgalley, Etsy, ThredUp, etc. This service has seriously been a game changer for my sanity and my inbox.
I’m not a newspaper person. I’m not a news watcher person. The only thing I’ll watch for more then 10 minutes that is related to real time news is the weather channel (I have a slight obsession with storm stories and the Local on the 8’s). So how do I stay up-to-date on all the world happenings without picking up a single news paper?
Enter The Daily Skimm. Basically, the people at The Skimm read all the news out there, then summarize it in witty words and layman’s terms and email me a brief synopsis every day so I am up-to-date on what’s going on and can hold my own during dinner table conversations with my in-laws. They also gave me a very basic, but thorough break down of how March Madness works, what Fracking is and why I should care about Iran.
An excerpt from a recent Skimm:
This is a recent discovery for me (thanks Miranda!) but I love these simple, but empowering daily emails from Danielle Laporte. Need an uplifting message to start your day off right? Sign up for truthbombs. They seriously change the complete tone of my day before it even starts, and that’s saying something. I’m actually debating making them the background on my phone every day so I can keep them fresh in my mind throughout the day.
Some of my favorite truthbombs:
I’m serious, these three email services will change the way you view your email and probably change your life. Not kidding. Use them! Love them! Don’t let your email get you down!