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I must confess: I'm one of those throngs of people who all but abandoned LiveJournal for other, younger, sexier social networks. But for all of the ease-of-use those sites may (emphasize may, depending on the site) offer, the ability to click a single link to interact with friends and bestow tiny droplets of positive feelings... I've been feeling largely disconnected from my community, and I think a big chunk of that is because I've gotten away from the place where more personal thoughts and discussions are the norm.

I haven't had anywhere to put the stuff that's more personal to me -- while I could, in theory, use Google+ for that, it's never felt right. Oh sure, I've put out plenty of pithy little one-liners on all of those other networks, but it's not conducive to the sort of solipsistic navel-gazing I'm prone to.

And I'm likewise missing out on the more personal posts from lots of you folk. I keep finding out bits of information way after the fact that I feel like I should have known earlier, and might have had I been keeping up with LJ better.

So hi, LiveJournal. I'm re-entering your orbit. (And I know I'm not the only one, as I've seen others come to similar conclusions!)

More to come.

(This is my first written-for-LJ post since June 12, 2011. Eep.)

Date: 2012-02-23 12:37 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Happy to have you back and posting. I like the G+ for the one liners and news links but LJ is the place for content in my book.

Date: 2012-02-23 02:11 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Agreed! There's a great use case for those other networks -- but they shouldn't be replacing LJ altogether. To each its different purpose.

Date: 2012-02-23 03:51 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Ditto this.


Date: 2012-02-23 12:48 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I've been keeping the heat on; it's nice to see you again. }:->

Re: *wave*

Date: 2012-02-23 02:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you for the heat! Makes it much easier to slip back in when it's nice and toasty! :)

Date: 2012-02-23 01:50 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] minerva42
*hugs!* Mew. Nice to see you here!

Date: 2012-02-23 02:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks, hon. Nice to see you too! :)

Date: 2012-02-23 02:07 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] jasra
jasra: (blue hills)
Welcome back! :)

Date: 2012-02-23 02:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks, you! Good to be back. :)

Date: 2012-02-23 02:26 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] blk
blk: (Default)
Hi! Welcome back. :)

Date: 2012-02-23 02:39 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Hi! Thank you! :)


Date: 2012-02-23 02:31 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Welcome back... LJ is the place for content definitely...

Re: Hello!!

Date: 2012-02-23 02:30 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Most definitely it is! :)

Date: 2012-02-23 02:31 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
/nibbles on your toes/

Date: 2012-02-23 02:37 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] minerva42
minerva42: (nom)
This made me grin, even though it's not my toes you're nibbling. hee!

Date: 2012-02-23 02:44 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
It made me smile, too!

Date: 2012-02-23 04:45 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
And me. :)

Date: 2012-02-23 02:31 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Eeep! Toe nibbling!

Hey, if you run out of toes, I have other parts that are well worth nibbling, too! :)

Date: 2012-02-23 09:16 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
SUBTLE, dearest. So. Much. Subtlety. *rolls eyes*

Date: 2012-02-23 09:20 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
It is NOT my fault if you have a dirty mind, my love. I implied nothing naughty in my statement. Any naughtiness is totally^ in the mind of the inferrer.

^ where totally == hopefully

Date: 2012-02-23 02:48 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] mangosteen
mangosteen: (Default)
Good to see you again!

Readers are standing by....

Date: 2012-02-23 02:40 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Standing by?! Jeez, now there's pressure to write something GOOD, then. :)

Date: 2012-02-23 03:12 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
ext_155430: (Default)
This is funny since I just cancelled my paid membership to LJ. I still post here occasionally, and read regularly, but at this point I can't see why I need to give them money for extra userpics and such.

Date: 2012-02-23 02:32 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I don't think I've had my paid membership in... two years? Though I just this last weekend got around to redoing my userpics so that I was under the limit and only had the ones I might actually use active.

Date: 2012-02-23 03:26 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] coraline
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i am in complete agreement with you about the utility of LJ. welcome back :)

Date: 2012-02-23 02:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Yay! Thanks! :)

Date: 2012-02-23 04:05 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ceo
ceo: (Default)
Hey, welcome back!

Date: 2012-02-23 02:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
T'anks! :)

Date: 2012-02-23 04:14 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] cutieperson
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Date: 2012-02-23 02:39 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Exactly. :)

Date: 2012-02-23 04:45 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
It's nice here. We like it for a reason.

Date: 2012-02-23 02:41 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
It IS nice here! I'd kinda forgotten. :)

Date: 2012-02-23 02:20 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] mizarchivist
mizarchivist: (Locutus)
Very glad to have you back. Yeah, those other networks might be shiny, but this is where there's likely to be substance. It's still my preferred communication mode. If I'm skipping internet reading, I'll pass over the other sites and still look here most times.

Date: 2012-02-23 02:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I used to refresh LJ when I was bored and distractible the way I refresh Facebook/G+ now. Then I got to where I didn't even look at LJ for weeks at a time.

Time to fix that. :)

Date: 2012-02-23 06:25 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Welcome back!

Date: 2012-02-23 07:54 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks much! :)

Welcome back

Date: 2012-02-23 07:04 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] drwex
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I've read your substantive pieces whenever possible and I look forward to more of them. If there truly is a gravity shift back to LJ as a result of the confessional this year I will rate it time well-spent.

Re: Welcome back

Date: 2012-02-23 07:55 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
That would be a good thing, wouldn't it? I don't expect everyone who had abandoned LJ to come back, but it'd be nice to have this as one of the centerpieces of my online social life again.

Date: 2012-02-23 10:29 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I still read here. Thanks for giving me another reason to stay! :)

Date: 2012-02-24 12:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I'm very very glad that you DO still read here! And you're welcome! :)

Date: 2012-02-24 04:01 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Missed you - and love the new photo icon!

Date: 2012-02-24 12:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Awwww, thanks! I realized this weekend that it had been seven or eight months since I cut my hair, yet had no LJ icons representing the New Me. :)

(Missed you too!)


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