Reminded of the Flylady by Diane (2 March) and Mark I signed up for her mailing list. The mailing list of July ’96 mums I used to be on discussed the Flylady, so I’d been to her site before but have never subscribed to her organisational tips list. Well. This morning I woke to half a dozen emails from her, just since last night. Not at all the daily “here’s a good way of organising your kids’ toys” style emails I’d expected. Constant and very personal “mentoring” is going on here – to a mailing list that apparently has 126,000 subscribers. I mean, look:
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2003
Time: 11:45PM EST (GMT-05:00)
Its getting late on the east coast of the USA. I really want you
to go to bed. Getting up is much easier when you get plenty of
The rest of you better be thinking about getting your body under
those sheets shortly.
Consider yourself tucked in!
This after an email asking whether we’ve remembered to hug ourselves, another reminding us to have our nightly bubble bath, do we know where our laundry is, have we checked our hot spots and OK, everyone, right now: spend two minutes doing a room rescue!
As Mark says, there’s “something” here. The emails, and the web site, are very personal and caring, though care takes on something of a new meaning when it’s mass-distributed – though emails and site do appear to be written by a real, caring person. I doubt I’ll be able to take this many emails for long (especially since the good night messages reach me at 5 am) but who knows, perhaps I really will shine my sink.