E-mail Forgiveness at last! (April 30th – Save the Date!)
by V. Buritsch-Tompkins
So for those of you who have an e-mail that you retrieved from spam a few months ago but haven’t responded to, fear not. The day approaches.
For those of you who have an emotionally burdensome e-mail laden with brokenhearted emotion waiting to be written, or lonesome thoughts you have not acknowledged, the day is near.
Rise up, my friends! Search through your old, opened e-mails for the one you know of, but have not reached out to. Find one that you have let grow cold with age, or have left for “a better time”. Find the e-mail that you are afraid of, start your draft early if you want, and set your send date for April 30th.
The goal is to get everyone talking again. No “I should have sent this earlier”; No “I know this is completely awkward”. When letters were sent when my great-grandmother was alive, there were the expectation of whole messages possibly being lost, or waiting for weeks or months anyway! So why not? Whether it has been a month, or two, or even a heavy-hearted week, the time is at hand.
Send your belated e-mail reply, on April 30th, 2015, E-mail Debt Forgiveness Day.
This effort is being spearheaded by the Internet Aficionado Duo of P.J. Vogt and Alex Goldsmith.
Their article is here: http://gimletmedia.com/2015/04/email-debt-forgiveness-day/
Their podcast is here: http://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/episodes/
(P.S. Go listen to their podcast. You can be all hipster about it. “Yeah, I totally started listening when they were… like… 19 episodes in.”)