Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Message anxiety

I'm starting to think there's something wrong with me. I get anxious whenever I don't get replies to emails, facebook messages and SMS messages. Which, in reality, is understandable, because people aren't always online/next to their phones, or even if they are, they probably have other things to attend to, right?

I think part of it might be the fact that I'm almost continuously connected to the internet and all its attendant messaging media, from the moment I wake up (before I put on my make-up) I tweet a little prayer for you...

Unfortunately, with my job, there's not really an easy option to disentangle myself from this web of communication. Well, perhaps there is, but I don't have the self-discipline to shut off my channels of connectivity. But perhaps I should try harder. It's certainly not a healthy thing to be spending half of your day semi-preoccupied with the fact that people haven't responded to your messages.

I need to learn to be more asynchronous.

5 comments:

Andrew said...

You are not alone there, although I get annoyed at people who don't respond if I need an answer quickly. Damn, I will have to actually call them on the telephone. I also worry when a blog comment is not responded to by the blogger :-P

KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKRS said...

the most romantic thing that happened to me last year was going on a date with someone i dig and we both left our phones at home so it was just us together the whole god damned night

cloudcontrol said...

Oh, sorry Andrew, I don't really monitor this blog, it's always been more of a braindump space. Will change settings now so I get notified of comments!

KKRS, but what if one of you were running late!? :P

Andrew said...

Well, it wasn't you as I don't think I have commented before but I feel I kind of know you through your broadcasts and your broadcasting partner in crime.

cloudcontrol said...

Apologies for the break in broadcasts, by the way. It's a bit of a tumultuous time for us both, but we should be back on the air before EOFY, to use what now seems (regrettably) to be common jargon.