January 8, 2014
Why you should have two email accounts
But last year I bought a Chromebook and decided to give Gmail a try. I like it. But it's different. It is way more convenient than using my professional email, as it's set up to be conversational. And so I use it for friends, and for my hobby, which is collecting old photos of Phoenix. I also use it to manage the comments on my blogs, which are on Google. If someone makes a comment, I can look at it right away, as Gmail has a tab called "Social". My blogs are part of my professional reputation, so I don't want obscene messages, or spam, on them.
So I'm very happy with Gmail and my professional mail setup. I check them several times a day, but gmail more often because all I have to do is to glance at the tab on my browser and I can see a new message. And these messages are conversational, what I like to call "Monkey Chatter". I respond almost instantly to the Gmail messages as they are usually dealing with doing something socially. My professional email gets more careful attention, and I am more focused on professional protocol there.
This is all making more sense to me now.
Posted by Brad Hall