I just had to change my contact information. I am no longer able to accept emails because of the sheer number of them I receive and my inability to reply to them.
I would love to be able to answer each email personally but I don’t have the time to do that. My friends already know about how bad I am about answering emails promptly, and sometimes they even think I’m angry with them because days or even weeks pass before I reply. Of course, this is my problem and not theirs, and is something I need to work on, but I decided it would be best to no longer accept unsolicited emails from readers who stumble on this blog and want to ask a question, tell me their story, or just need someone to listen to them.
I apologize if this seems cold or uncaring. I do care about my readers, but I was beating myself up with guilt over so many unanswered emails sitting in my Inbox. There are other ways to contact me though — this blog has a Facebook page and I have a Twitter account (both are in the sidebar).
There’s another reason why I’m no longer accepting emails. This blog has grown big enough that I get a lot of spam, and I also want to discourage trolls or the possibility of opening up an email virus.
You can always communicate with me via the comments under almost every post. I will try to answer most comments, or at least give it a “Like” so you know I read it.
If you’re a first time commenter, your comment will go under moderation but after that, they will appear immediately. With rare exceptions, abusive or troll comments will not be approved and you may be banned from being able to comment in the future.
I hope this causes no one any inconvenience, and again, I apologize for removing my email address and no longer accepting them.
This does not apply to my friends who already email me. I’m not just suddenly going to stop replying. You can certainly continue to communicate with me that way, but don’t expect a reply right away.