I sing the praises of gmail. If you’re still using yahoo or hotmail or (reee-whirrrr-reee-skktch) AOL, you may want to consider gmail. Let me show you a little trick I have.
I will often get the same four or five questions/inquiries via email in the same day, so I started using the “canned responses” feature in labs. Think of it as a FAQ section for your emails. (gmail>>settings>>labs>>canned responses and click “enable”) You can save a few responses and label them for easy retrieval.
So if I get a “FAQ” like “Can you tell me more about advertising on your blog?” or “What’s your hourly copywriting rate?” or “I would rather play leapfrog with various specimens of roadkill than read your blog, what do you have to say for yourself?” then I simply click on the canned response button, select the one I want, personalize it and add a pertinent sentence, and send it off.
No longer am I a broken record. No longer am I a broken – yeah, yeah, you’ve got it.
And a bonus, to add to your time saving capabilities.
I have long, dry, thick, prone to getting ca-ra-zy hair. After years of trying different shampoos, conditioners, treatments, etc, the best thing for my hair is if I don’t wash too often. Twice a week-ish, and I use dry shampoo to keep my hair freshy-fresh.
I brush the top half of my hair with a boar bristle hair brush (not the bottom if I haven’t used a flat iron to straighten it – it has a natural wave and brushing messes with the wave pattern). I spray with the dry shampoo, and then brush it some more. One minute in front of the bathroom mirror instead of shampoo, condition, air dry, blow dry, heat style, ba ba da daaaaa.
At $2 a bottle, Suave is super cheap, but I also recommend Batiste and Bumble + Bumble. This photo up there? That’s four days after shampoo, condition, air dry, blow dry, heat style, ba ba da daaaa.