: I’m warning you :

image181On Friday afternoon, September 20th, 2013, I reblogged a post. I don’t know how or why, but I know I reblogged because I got an email (and a tweet) telling me I had. So did you. Surprise! Except I hadn’t done any such thing, not intentionally.

What I did was get a whatchamacallit, a smartphone — there’s a misnomer for you. Let’s be honest, putting a smartphone in my hands is just courting disaster. I have no business owning or operating such an unstable, unpredictable device. I’m not licensed or certified or in any way qualified. I have, in fact, no clue what’s going to set it off. But something does, something invisible and unworldly.*

WordPress bears some responsibility in this, too. They gave me a blog and access to buttons. Buttons that do stuff, like Publish and Delete and Reply and, apparently, Reblog. Are they nuts? The Like button, that one’s harmless. Now they’ll probably haul me in for questioning, review my blogging credentials, possibly yank my library card. Can you blame them?

Yesterday’s reblog was the first of what could be many curious and perplexing communications from me. Ignore them. They will go away. The expected time frame for learning the ropes of a modern smartphone is happily measured in days, rather than months. Be of good cheer.

In the meantime, please accept my sincere apologies, dear reader, for barging in on your weekend with my butterfingered shenanigans. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging.

Copyright © 2013 Publikworks

*Do you think maybe it’s payback? Ju ju? Bad karma from the post about nuns? That’s the one I’m said to have reblogged, nunspotting. Uh-oh. Quick, how do I unblog? Anyone? Hello? Hello-o-o-o-o? This is not good.

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11 Responses to “: I’m warning you :”

  1. noldskie

    I am newbie here and I Reblog once. In this matter, I will not Reblog any post anymore. What is purpose of that button anyway? Doesn’t make any sense.

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    • publikworks

      I’m not a newbie, but I am all thumbs. That’s my downfall. And I have no idea what the purpose of a reblog is. None. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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  2. FurthermoreAndSoForth

    When I saw the reblog initially, I thought Oh good, someone is reblogging Lisa’s nun post. It was hilarious, deserving of a repeat performance. Now that I know you broke down and got a smartphone? It all makes sense. Those things are evil.

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    • publikworks

      The worst part is I know better. I had a smartphone, hated it, and then downgraded to a $9 flip phone. Why did I return to a smartphone? It’s a mystery. Next time you get a notification, Jo? Take it with a grain of salt.

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    • publikworks

      How the heck are you, nc? It’s terrific to hear from you! My health is fine, my thyroid is behaving nicely, thank you. But, no, I am not ready for the cold weather. Not at all. I’ll never be ready for cold weather. How about you? Is everything going well for you?

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  3. publikworks

    Crap! I’m at it again. I ‘Liked’ my own post. See? That’s my gravatar up there in the Likes section. Stoopid, stoopid cellphone.

    I swear, I’d take back my ‘Like’ if I knew how, but I don’t, so please disregard it. Thank you.

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