sat 27 apr 2013
Organization is not my strong point, but when you are sending out 70 or 100 bits of mail every month, and getting who-knows how much back... well, a little bit of orderliness is required!
I have a couple of ways of keeping track of my mail...
∞ I scan all mail.
Everyone gets their own directory on the computer. In theory, I also scan the text side of my out-going postcards, which goes into everyone's directory as well...
I am no longer able to send mail to everyone in my address book every month; So, scanning my out-going mail helps to know who got what.
∞ Every bit of daily mail gets listed in a table...
I look at and add to this file almost every day. Sometimes, seeing this file, I realize I am crazy. Fortunately, I am crazy in the good/happy way that makes people smile.
∞ For the postcard exchange that I run, I keep a simple database.
Each participant gets an entry which includes their address and when they joined. And then each monthly postcard exchange has an entry with the different participants listed.
I spend quite a lot of time hosting this postcard project... it's something near and dear to my heart. But I worry about what I'm going to do if I ever get a membership explosion!
∞ Today, I set up a separate table listing for my LetterMo replies.
Yes, LetterMo was in February. And Yes, I am still working on my replies! As I mentioned: organization is not my strong point. :)
I'm hoping that having a smaller file, that is focused on replies, will call my attention to what needs to be done.
∞ I really like the little "April Daily Mail" reports I've been making here!
So! I'm going to continue with my saturday morning "Weekly Mail Check-in". My hope is that I continue with the mail replies.
|Tag: april, mailings|
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