Thank you all for your comments about the emails I get from WordPress writers. Apart from a couple, everyone said that they stopped doing the emails completely.
I decided 2 hours ago to stop emails for new followers, I can easily pick them up, and also comments, I was hoping it would cut them down. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough. I have had 142 emails since then. That is not including the ‘social’ ones that come in that heading. They are the ones where writer’s have written a blog post. I don’t have a problem with that one, because at the end of the day, I run my eyes down them, and if I see a name that I haven’t checked in awhile, I will read it, but all the others get deleted.
I am thinking that I might have to stop emails for a week. Sorry everyone. This way I will be able to clear the 20,000 I already have, and then decide whether to go back to them. I really don’t want to do this, and it may take longer, but at this stage I really don’t think I have a choice.