Every blogger loves to have readers and subscribers and I really do appreciate you all. But please, if you subscribe, do not do it with an address that has to have an autoresponder attached to it. By that I mean, consider having a separate address for subscriptions to blogs, newsletters, listservs and forums, and so on and keep your main address for your business.
I get heaps of autoresponders every single day to say that Jane, or John, have received my latest post, or that they’ve received the latest comment that someone has left. It increases the amount of unneccessary email received on a daily basis.
Likewise for the discussion forums I own and moderate and periodically read receipts too, from a listserv member who has switched it on for some important email, not realising it’s responding to all emails.
If you are planning to go away on leave for awhile and your email is not going to be monitored, consider updating your subscriptions to things by switching off notifications and/or going nomail – whatever option is available to you.