I've been on a progression towards anti-proprietary for a few years now. I couldn't have explained it that way when I started, but it is now becoming a sort of mantra for me. I don't want to be locked into a set of software and I want to control my data.
I've seen a ton of information on the web about choosing and using email apps and systems. I've even debated making a course about it from time to time. But I never felt like I was the right person to put it together. Thankfully, The Sweet Setup just launched (note: this is an affiliate link) just a course and I can tell you that it's well worth your time and dollars.
I'm a fan of Discourse. That should come without surprise at this point. As a fan, it's natural for me to see the potential for Discourse to solve communication problems and create selective visibility within an organization. So it was easy for me to gravitate toward it for the IT communication structure at my church.
You're reading them right now. And the medium that they arrive in will change their weight. Words. Words in email have less impact than a handwritten letter. And a conversation over coffee has more sway than a phone call.
Recently a coworker confronted me on something I struggle with. Communicating. I’m introverted and love to come up with ideas, but I’m terrible at deciding when to share those ideas.