>Chris Brogan recently wrote a post Redrawing, where he mentions how corresponding and responding to every tweet, blog comment, email and message is too much for him and he will have to cut down. Well he is taking this step late :p cause I stopped doing that some time back. I do give it a lot of time, but there is an order of hierarchy to which I respond. I am going to give it out here, so you can make the best advantage of that 😀 If you do I might then have to change it though!

Email: I read everything, but replying to all is seriously difficult due to ‘Inbox Overload‘. This is still I think the best way to get in touch with me, anyone can send me an email from the Contact form (link on the header).

Twitter and Facebook: I respond to almost everything on these. I said ‘almost’ cause often there are lot of messages which perplex me, I don’t know what to reply so I often stay mute.
Responding to Facebook messages has become easier after their new layout, before I did not reply to those promptly either.

Blog Comments: I read all of them, I may not reply sometimes cause I feel often these comments are not direct messages to ME. It is more for the article, so they will be useful for the next readers.

LinkedIN: Low response rate, in fact even now I know there are couple of messages waiting there for about a week. Couple of them are job offers, but sorry guys I barely sign into linkedIN, when I do I check out my Groups and such. I pretty much forget to reply, also I don’t like the message replying user interface on LinkedIN.

IM: I remain invisible on Gchat and Facebook chat. Once in a while I open the gates and go visible with Pidgin… 

This hierarchy of course, is Moot if the content of the message is very important or striking.

What about you people? Do you prioritize messages according to the medium you receive them from?

 
  • S

    >well, i have a high response rate on facebook and blog..in google chat, ofcourse it depends whether the person has pinged you just like that or it requires some immediate attention..overall my response rate is quite good coz i m not flooded with comments/mails/pings/tweet yet.