[Time Saver] Efficiency in Answering Online Comments


Are you a wordpress user?  How about a youtube user?  Do you have comments that just keep on piling every day?  How do you answer everyone while still having free time for yourself and not get carried away checking comments all day long?  Easy, setup a schedule to answer all online related comments at the same time daily, once  a day.

My scenario: When I come home from work and get a bite to eat, one of the first things that I do is check my blog and youtube videos.  There I answer any comments and any messages I have on Youtube.  After I answer those comments, I just log out and continue the rest of the day.

I can imagine there are some people who just stay logged in, and throughout the day just check their blog, youtube, or whatever else to see if there are new replies.  By doing this, you are becoming inefficient.  Your time is better spent answer a mass group of comments at one time, rather than in piecemail pieces as they filter in.

Don’t believe it?  Try it and let me know how it turns out.  Answer emails as they come in one by one is OK I suppose, but for me, I try to do things in batches.  The same idea can apply to your email at work.

Rather than having your Outlook open and answer emails as they come in, check your email in batches.  For example, check your email at 9am, 1pm, and 4pm.  This way if there are any issues that come up, it my already be solved before you answer the email.  In other cases, the emails are just trivial stuff and it may not require your attention right away.

If the task was really important, someone will call you or find you.  If its not urgent, then I think you can safely check your email in batch times.  I realize this is a hard habit to break, because some people are addicted to email.  At least give it a try and see what happens!

Posted on April 15, 2009, in Advice and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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