Monday, August 6, 2012

Syncing My Hub......I Think Not!

I got a message today from my phone.  The message was a reminder that I need to “sync my social hub,” and did, in fact, come FROM my phone, not VIA my phone.

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!


  1. Hi Tim,
    What a great post, and boy, can I relate to your whole 'hub' issue, although I haven't had my phone advise me.....yet!I totally agree that if one isn't careful, then life can become far too much Facebooked/Tumblr'd/Tweeted/Twittered/Texted etc. Nice to see you back!

  2. Take your time while you sort things out and sync everything. It can be overwhelming but once you get the hang of it it'll be easy :) Blogging is fab!

  3. You have perfectly captured my own feelings in this post! Time to regroup is a good thing ... But I'm glad to see you back.

  4. "Much like that moment when you realize you’ve created a monster of a garden that is no longer bringing you pleasure." I'll give you an Amen on that statement. That's sort of where I am now. LOL

  5. It is getting to be a full time job just keeping up with all that you have to keep up with.