In a continuation of the theme of my previous blog post... things that help me do my job better... I present to you, postable.com. And like the humble stapler, postable.com can help you in your daily life, at home and at work.
You should know, that despite not being a millennial, I have fully embraced the digital culture. I work online, I use "cloud-computing", I have four computers (two desktop- one Mac, one PC, and two laptop- one Mac, one PC), I pay all my bills online, I have more passwords than I can count, etc. If I cannot use technology to complete a task, despite its seeming simplicity, the task gets put off. And off. And off. For purpose of example- I owe my dentist $10.00. Apparently, my insurance did not completely cover my visit, and my dentist has regularly sent me a bill, in the mail, via the U.S. postal service, every month for six months or so. I realize that this is an embarrassing admission. Why on earth don't I just pay the $10.00? The steps are too numerous! Locating my checkbook and a stamp. Finding a pen. Writing the check. Licking the envelope. Putting the envelope in the mail. If an email had been sent, with a button to click for payment? It would have been paid immediately. This same flaw in my character plays out in regard to Thank you cards as well. Luckily, this is where postable.com steps in to save the day.
As you see in the handy "How it Works" visual above, I can choose, write and MAIL a thank you card without ever soiling my delicate hands with actual paper or ink. And people love REAL cards. I love real cards. Plus, the program allows you to write the message using a variety of handwriting fonts that are much more legible than my own handwriting. Amazing!
-Posted by Ellen
P.S. I am writing the check to my dentist right now.
This is my stapler. Until now, I was only able to regale those who expressed specific interest in my stapler with regard to its many amazing qualities. But now- now I have a vast nameless audience with whom to share. You might think that this is an odd choice as the subject of our blog, a blog by lawyers. But in addition to being a lawyer, I am also a business owner, office manager, and endless seeker of time-saving products and systems. We are a small office. I get my own coffee, empty my own trashcan, and yes, staple my own papers. And I want to tell you about my exceptional stapler. It claims to be able to staple together 25 pages with the touch of a finger. It can. In fact, it can staple together 28 pages- I've done it. With no effort. No struggle. No second try. The first time. Every time. That is all.
-Posted by Ellen