My first realization was that my telephone is directing me to do something I don’t know how to do, with something I didn’t know that I had….after all, what is my “social hub?” And how does my telephone know that I need to sync it, whatever that is?
It was at that moment that I realized I am officially in technological overload, and I need to handle it. Much like that moment when you realize you’ve created a monster of a garden that is no longer bringing you pleasure, I am at that point with technology. As much as I like hearing from lots of people and staying in touch with those that I tend to lose track of over time, I am clear that technology in my life has created a whole new set of aggravations.
When I investigated my “social hub,” I discovered that I have a Twitter account that I’ve never used. I can say with some certainty that I never want to be tweeted or twitted or whatever is done when I’m in the garden! That’s the first thing to be removed from my hub. I also have a Tumblr account, which seems to be a hybrid form of blog that is for more pretentious Pinterest pinners. Oh, yes, I do have a Pinterest account, to which I pin like a maniac, only to realize later that I’ve been sucked into a pattern of pinning anything that creates a thought of “oh, that’s pretty” in my brain.
I am reminded of the dieting woman with the Johnny Bravo haircut on television some years ago screaming, “Stop the madness!”
I am clear that I enjoy adding to this blog (although I’m still not sure what people find interesting about my posts), so this will once again become the priority. I also delight in reading the entries of other bloggers I follow, and feel a real sense of attachment to them. I can’t say that I feel warmly about any tweet, twit, or Tumbl (no “e”).
So for the time being, let me thank you in advance for your patience while I regroup a bit, and go through all of the dust that has settled over these past few months. I am looking forward to catching up with your blogs, as well, and hearing about your adventures.
The magpie in the photo seems a perfect companion for me…intense, somewhat smart, quite clever, and easily distracted by any shiny thing put in its path! The magpie might become my new mascot!