I've been overwhelmed with email from interesting strangers for ~3 yrs.

Testing new strategy today: removed my address from all public sites. Updated my website so you can call me free if you'll publish the convo, otherwise you pay.

What you think?

@richdecibels Two thoughts, I guess:

1. It's not "information overload", it's "filter failure" (says Clay Shirky)
2. Charging people before they know your advice will be of value seems a bit off

Perhaps I don't get so many emails as you, but I've found success in having "office hours" where people can book a finite number of slots.

There's then a paid next step after that, which people often take.

My concern is that you're cutting serendipity out of your life in a quest for control...

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