THE IMPORTANCE OF PURGING AND UPDATING YOUR CONTACT LIST
Almost no people can live without communication. Everyone has this particular need to be noticed, to be heard, and to be connected. This is no wonder why social media platforms and the internet per se had created a sonic boom all over the globe. From one single click to thousands of data sacs that all search engines have, there is only one word to summarize this never-ending activity: connection.
When one creates an email, stores a contact on a phone book, or establishes his online presence, he is targeting to connect to something like attracting a wide cloud audience.
If someone has a website, the contact page serves as the bridge between the visitor and the administrator. With this, you should regularly purge and update if you do not want to miss that important email or your most awaited call back. In addition, you have to put those details in the most conspicuous part of the web page or social platform.
You will never know that the person you met two years ago will be the most coveted contact these days. With that, here are some significant points to remember why contact lists should not be outdated:
Disaster emergency – You will never know when a disaster will strike your place. You should have the full list of your district or town’s emergency numbers. This is if you do not want to end up soaked on a rummaging flood or a torrential storm with no help from the authorities.
Organizing is important – Sooner or later, you will need that businessperson’s number whom you met about a year ago. For example, you got EASE Technology Solutions’ contact number a year ago and you are now digging on your phone to find it for a particular purpose. It will save you a great deal of time if you will not have to go through the digital clutter of your contact list.
Taking advantage of the “good word-of-mouth” – If you do not have an updated contact list, you might lose an important person whom you can ask for referrals in the future. This is also important if you want to have feedback from people in authority.
Lost opportunities – A lost contact is a lost opportunity. You will not know that someone is reaching out to you for a possible collaboration or partnership since you left your contacts outdated.
Every person moves and changes contacts – As the trite saying goes, nothing is permanent except change. All the people you know, even the closest ones, will eventually change their email address or phone number. Staying updated will refresh your list.
In this era where communication can define economies and wage a war, it is quite impossible for an individual not to be part of it. Connection, in all its forms, is the world’s bloodstream where your contact list serves as one of the trillion veins. It circulates and penetrates even the farthest corners of the web. You do not want to be left out, do you?