The past couple of days I have been blogging about plans for the New Year and the CHANGES I plan on making to improve my way of life. So far I’ve created my not a New Year resolution, a life resolution and my not-to-do list for 2009. Now it’s time to tackle my virtual identity after all it is where I spend the majority of my day.
So I started off by cleaning out my Gmail account. I have all of my email forwarding over to Gmail so I can easily access all of my business mail when I’m away from my personal computer. It was an easy clean up since most of the emails were duplicates. Next I tackled my outlook in box, which has grown out of control. I had over 2000 emails in my spam folder alone and that was just 5 months of email! Because I didn’t want to go through every email in my Outlook I decided to just archive the year so it can be easily accessed at a moments notice.
Next on my list to de-clutter is my Google reader. I’m pretty sure I’m not using Google Reader to its full potential so if anyone has any tips please chime in here. What I did to help organize my Google Reader is divide my subscriptions into different categories. I have my awesome allies (thanks Jessica), celebrity baby scoop, my comment club bloggers, business advice, inner circle friends, and fun reads. I will be adding some cooking blogs and digital photography blogs, so if you know of any please leave me a comment.
Google Reader Questions
Is there a way to track stats through Google reader? Does it count as traffic to your site if someone reads your site through a reader?
Next steps: Managing my social networking sites