In regard to my priority list, email has been knocked down a few rungs over the last month or so. This has been mostly beneficial, as it has enabled me to do some deep writing work which I have enjoyed immensely, and would not have been able to do with less email distractions.
The way I have been able to do this is by checking email on most days only once, and occasionally I have even gone a whole day without it
The downside has meant that I have been swamped in emails. This has been largely fixed by reducing some subscriptions, but it has meant that I am behind on reading great quality writings by friends of mine and also behind on replying to comments on my site.
So it seems that I have not got the balance right as of yet, but I am working on it, and as with almost every part of my life, it is a work in progress, with lots of subtle changes hear and there until I find the right mix. Email will move slightly up the priority list, but still stay low enough so that I can get some more deep writing work done in the near future.
Have you got your email in the right place in your priorities?