Thursday, January 03, 2013


Admit it.  You can't either.

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I have decided to switch to a new email account.  Granted, this blog is attached to the email that I want to delete, which is a problem.  All my contacts are there too...ditto.  But I'm still going to do it, because the amount of email crap that I get on a daily basis is overwhelming, and I just want to start from scratch.

I remember a time when I thought that getting an email was a wonderful thing.  Sure, it's great when you receive pictures from friends and relatives, or actual correspondence (I'm not talking about the dreaded FWD's here).  Right now, I would just love to have a nearly empty inbox.  I waste so much time deleting messages that I do not want.

Whatever possessed me to sign up for surveys?  I'll never know.  Maybe I didn't realize that I would only earn a whopping one dollar for suffering through one hundred surveys.  Talk about time wasted.  Sure, I could earn money faster by filling out "offers" to buy other products, but doesn't that defeat the purpose?  I would be spending more money than earning.  I cancelled one of my survey accounts, and after warning me that I would forfeit all my earnings (a whopping $17.00 for months of surveys--they can keep it) they asked for my reason.  Here it is:

"It is impossible to make money doing surveys without spending money first.  I think that it defeats the purpose".

I signed up for Groupon, Living Social, etc.  I get about 10 emails a day from  each of them.  Don't know why I signed up for offers in New York City (about a hour away from me).  Maybe, I probably thought that I would get great offers from Museums, and concerts--and there are some--but most of the offers are for haircuts on the Upper West side, etc.  It doesn't seem to make much sense to spend $50.00 on gas just to save $20.00 on a haircut.

I get offers from Publishers Clearing House several times a day.  All the emails say, "This could be the winner, so don't ignore it!"   It never is, but I keep searching on "Search and Win" to lose over and over again.  But I still enter the contests, just in case. However, I have noticed that when I ignore the emails, the world still turns. 

Then there are the emails from companies that you have ordered products from.  This is a "One day only sale", sucker.  I don't mind them as much as the emails from companies that I never ordered from.  How did you get my email again?  I spend much time deleting myself from the mailing list.  Of course there is the occasional SPAM that sneaks through the filter as well.  It's just too much, and I can't keep up.  Most of the email coming to this account is just unnecessary.

This is why I want to start over.  Brand spanking new email.  Three emails at most per day.  I think that I can handle that.  It's just going to be a pain in the butt to switch everything over, but it will be worth it.

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