How far is far enough?

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
June 6, 2010 7:52pm CST
As some of you might know, I was away from myLot for a VERY long time. Now that I'm back, I am trying to go through all 250+ e-mails I've gotten but ignored the last few months. Most of the notifications are the daily digests, but there are quite a few responses to old discussions that I started. I've been going through them and posting to the discussions that interest me, starting with the most recent ones. I'm halfway through April and I'm starting to wonder if I should just delete all the old e-mails and start fresh??? I would like to keep going through them (while keeping up with the current discussions) to keep my earnings up, but I feel strange bringing up all these old e-mails (some are going to go back to last fall). Should I keep going and respond to them? What would you do?
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@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
If the email's are really really old then might as well delete them and start fresh.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
7 Jun 10
I keep thinking that would be a good idea too, but I can't help myself. I keep reading through them - and I'm finding some very good discussions!!
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@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
7 Jun 10
Well i guess, you can check those discussion which are interesting or by your friends, the rest your can delete those because it is old.Happy Lotting.
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@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
7 Jun 10
I think for me, I'll delete all the old emails and start fresh. It fears me to read 250+ emails, too terrible Too little attention on the too old discussions and it's valueless to keep them. Have a great day and happy lotting!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
7 Jun 10
I just can't help myself! I'm still going through them. I should be done with March either tonight or tomorrow... I'm just afraid that I'll miss something good - and a few pennies in earnings...
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@GardenGerty (104331)
• United States
7 Jun 10
Often when I gain new friends, they go look at my old discussions and bring them up. I do not mind that at all.I ended up responding to a four year old discussion for awhile. I will not tell you how many old e mails I have, much more than you do. Of course a good number of them are also from Gather, and a few other sites. I am falling miles behind due to some work situations, so I have great sympathy. I do go through and periodically delete pages of e mails. There are some that I will always read, and others, it does not really matter, I cannot say anything relevant.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
7 Jun 10
I'm back to mid-March now... There are quite a few daily summaries that I don't find anything to respond to, but some have a few discussions for me. I'd like to get below 200 e-mails before I go to bed tonight. I'm pretty sure I'm just going to go through them all!
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• Philippines
7 Jun 10
start with the new ones..it is better to start fresh..but if you have some extra time to catch up with the old emails then you can go through them..maybe there are responses that you have to respond to..specially if the one who responded to your discussion has a direct question for you and he/she is waiting for your answer..
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Jun 10
I do feel bad about not having responded to people who posted to my discussion. And I am getting to those people also. I don't like not acknowledging peoples time and effort.
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
yeah acknowledging is the best part..we should always make other mylot users feel that they are appreciated for every responses they make..nice touch!
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
hi reinydawn, i can relate to you. hehe even if i just get inactive for almost a month, still my inbox is flooded with mylot notifications from my friend's started discussion. it even reach about 300? haha sometimes i try reading them one by one and choose which one to reply but sometimes it also makes me feel tired just seeing them and so i just delete them all and start fresh. but in your case, if you like reading them all and respond to them then its okay as long as its not a hassle for you and you are enjoying what you are doing. i have a friend here who have the habit of clearing up his mylot notifications by answering them all and he says that whenever he finish it up, he feels some sense of fulfillment. so again its okay to respond to them no matter how old those discussions are as long as you have something to share and want to say something and of course you're enjoying! have fun and goodluck!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Jun 10
I do enjoy it, which is why I think I'm still going through them all. I don't get notifications for each discussion my friends start - WHEW! That wold have been zillions of e-mails! I only get the responses to my discussions and the daily summary. That's enough for me...
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
8 Jun 10
ah okay, well in my case i just turn my notification on to few friends, coz like what you have said it would be zillions of emails if i will to turn it on to everybody since some of them do start tons of discussions per day! haha
@xtinelee (3378)
• Singapore
7 Jun 10
I was away from mylot for the past two years, as I had a full time job and no longer had the time to come over here. I just deleted the emails, and the friends request. I guess for me, I don't really have any "real" friends here, so it's kinda okay for me. If people want to reach you, they can always reach you at your real email address or something I guess?
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Jun 10
Yeah, I think after 2 years I'd delete them too. I'm sure I'll get to a point eventually where I'll just delete the last ones I have to go through. But for right now I'm having fun getting back into the swing of things.
• United States
7 Jun 10
i would just start fresh and then if you have extra time, go back to an old one now and again. i don't think anybody's going to hate you for not responding.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Jun 10
They probably wont even know if I don't reply to their discussions. I'm sure some of my old friends thought I dropped off the face of the earth.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
7 Jun 10
Sometimes when I have a big work load I fall behind for a few days and have a couple hundred emails waiting. I unsubscribed to the digest some time ago so I just get my friends' notifications. I used to reply to every single one of them--after all, they are my friends! But I'm more discriminating now that I have less time to spend. And I do delete probably a third of them after just a brief read because I either know nothing about the subject or it's one I don't care for. When I had an actual job, I created a folder for myLot and shuttled all the notifications I didn't get to into there. When I had time, I would go through them. I never really got caught up until I lost my job but I didn't feel strange about my late replies--a reply at any time is valuable. I got a reply just the other day from a year old discussion and I was delighted someone had seen it and thought it worth spending time on. Don't feel bad for late replies!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Jun 10
I only get the daily summaries and the responses to my discussions or comments. I don't get my friends new discussions - that would be way to much for me... I do go through my friends discussion tab all the time to see what they're up to.
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
Well that will be solely depending on you. I experienced the same thing sometime ago too. Like i was away for a month and when i checked my mail its filled with tons of message from mylot hahaha. But the thing bout me is that when i dont like the topic i just kinda delete it, i just cant answer just bout every topic that my friends will be posting i just do what i can until my limit is up. When i said limit is up what i mean is when im tired already and i need to rest my mind from thinking bout alot of stuff hahaha. Thanks for posting this cool topic hey feel free to visit mine too and comment if you have something to share as well
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Jun 10
Yeah, I only comment on the ones that interest me and sometimes I delete whole days worth of discussions because there's nothing of interest to me. But sometimes I find some really good discussions and I think that makes it worth it.
@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jun 10
hi reinydawn I know the feeling as I was off for 11 months and just got back on the net around Dec of last year or Jan of this so had a ton of emails. my son did check in for me so I did not lose any earnings but he could not answer my email and boy did I have it. I had if I remember three hundred and 86 emails from every thing sites I belonged to and spam and also a ton of my lot responses.I am still not completely caught up with the old ones but do keep the later ones all commented on. I am slowly working through the old ones and will one day soon have thm all done. I would if I were you do the newer ones completely then do the old ones as you have times.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Jun 10
That's pretty much how I do it. I know it'll take a while because I have my new discussions also. I had over 1,500 e-mails other than myLot. I don't think the myLot e-mails got up to 300. I'm trying to keep them below 200 for now, but more keep coming in every day!