OK... So I decided to take charge of some things in the process here at WA. If you remember my last post regarding likes, I think they're important. It shows you viewed a member's post, blog, training, tutorial etc. and took the time to affirm their efforts.
That being said, it makes for a lot of emails. This is how I treat a like with respect:
I have them all go to a separate folder in my email. You can do this by placing a filter in your email. Go to SETTINGS/FILTERS/ADD
Then you name your folder. I use LIKES. Then populate the criteria fields: DELIVER TO "LIKES" if:
- From contains: "email@example.com"(match case)
- Body contains: "Great news" (match case)
- To/CC contains: "Your Name" (match case)
This puts all your likes together. I then go down the list and glance at the names of the senders. I'm really quite amazed at the number of people I know by name or handle in just over two months!
I believe this practice reinforces my relationships with the people in the community who care to communicate with me. Then I delete and start all over again.
I know Marion shared something very similar to this and there's a good chance you already do this. Just in case neither are true for you... here you go! Don't forget to comment or like. Either way, I'll appreciate and give respect to your response.