Friday, January 08, 2010
Breaking the addiction to connectivity and networking.
post I did recently on this issue obviously hasn't influenced my behavior. So, one of my new year's resolutions has been to cancel subscriptions to virtually everything, and check email only twice a day. Removing my google alerts and hitting the 'unsubscribe' link on many incoming emails has reduced my email volume by half. Ignoring Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and all their 'friend' requests has made life a bit more manageable (I regret being 'unfriendly,' but it can't be helped). I'm finding that the connectivity of email exchanges related to mindblog.dericbownds.net is almost more than I can handle. I haven't really gotten into either Facebook or LinkedIn (interesting experiments, but no thank you), so I've decided to condense down to spending time only on this blog and an occasional 'tweet' as my venues for reaching out to others. Anyone who wishes to chat with me can easily find my email address, and the email exchanges I have had with mindblog readers have been engaging and worthwhile. It begins to feel like a shroud is slowly lifting..... is it possible that I am beginning to smash my mind's "Twittering Machine"? (The figure is the classic Paul Klee painting of that title).