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Is it alive after all? [Nov. 30th, 2011|10:30 am]
Zoethe
I admit I've been a dilettante when it comes to reading my flist or making entries here at LJ. But this morning I went looking for an entry from last night that Ferrett had mentioned to me, and I had to scroll down through a lot of new entries to finally get to it. Look at that! My friends are making LJ entries! For serious?!

Of course then I realized that a good portion of them are entries about how they never blog on LJ anymore. And I realized that LJ is kind of turning into MC Blogalot - like much rap music, a large percentage of its content is just talking about itself. And here I am, contributing to that trend.
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[User Picture]From: hippie_mamabear
2011-11-30 03:57 pm (UTC)
lol you are like the fifth person i've seen do this in two days.
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[User Picture]From: hippie_mamabear
2011-11-30 04:00 pm (UTC)
Me? I'm blogging more in the last couple of weeks than i have in years, a) because i'm in a place with internet and b) i'm on vacation, so have nothing more pressing to make me feel guilty about sitting on my ass and blogging.

Over the last couple of years though, i find myself blogging here more than anywhere else. My blogger sites are all about my interests, and facebook is all about my family. But this is me, uncensored because only people 'out there' read it.
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[User Picture]From: ccr1138
2011-11-30 04:33 pm (UTC)
This. I keep away from controversial subjects on FB, and most people in RL don't know about this blog, so I can express my true thoughts here without a visit from the Elders. :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-11-30 04:07 pm (UTC)
See what I mean?!
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[User Picture]From: bart_calendar
2011-11-30 04:03 pm (UTC)
You can always count on me to provide non meta content.

Granted, it may be weird, obscene or offensive non meta content, but it will be there.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-11-30 04:06 pm (UTC)
And I love you for it.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2011-11-30 11:34 pm (UTC)
hey i like reading your posts.
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[User Picture]From: bart_calendar
2011-11-30 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: ccr1138
2011-11-30 04:32 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about this very thing last night. I tend to be a "late adopter," so by the time I join in on something, be it cell phones or LJ, it's a sign of impending decline.

My teenager assures me that email and voice are strictly for old people like me, and youth only use Facebook and text to communicate. The thought of reading an entire blog entry makes him break into a cold sweat.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-11-30 04:58 pm (UTC)
The difficulty in tracing the history on Facebook or Twitter depresses me. It's a kind of impermanence that I dislike.
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2011-11-30 04:42 pm (UTC)
Huh. I have a few friends like that (although usually the "I'm not typing here as much" is followed by actual content). More I'm hearing "why is nobody else posting here?". Well, either that or silence from the people who fled to DW and don't crosspost.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-11-30 05:08 pm (UTC)
I tend to see some of that, but lots of "OMG, I will have content soon. In the meantime, kitten!"
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2011-11-30 05:41 pm (UTC)
Ouch. That sounds even worse than when it was popular to put up daily summaries of tweets.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2011-11-30 11:38 pm (UTC)
some people on my flist still do that. really annoying.
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[User Picture]From: unmutual
2011-11-30 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm still posting because LJ has been my diary and journal for 10.5 years and I see no reason to give it up. I use Facebook only to comment on other people's posts. G+ and Twitter are for ephemera. LJ is about my *life*...

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-11-30 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's why I'll never leave, either, unless they shutter the place.
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2011-11-30 05:42 pm (UTC)
Me too, except without the FB.
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[User Picture]From: unmutual
2011-11-30 07:52 pm (UTC)
I'm only on FB because so many of my friends are, and I got tired of being the only one to not know what was going on. I hate the place, though, and avoid it as much as I can.
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From: anonymousalex
2011-11-30 05:39 pm (UTC)
At least you don't have comments commenting on comments.

Oh, wait. Sorry about that.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-11-30 11:14 pm (UTC)
You're way too meta for the room.
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From: anonymousalex
2011-12-01 07:06 pm (UTC)
And now I have Right Said Fred going through my head for the rest of the day. Thanks.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: sacramentalist
2011-11-30 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'm still here, baby. As fetching and kvetching as ever
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-11-30 11:16 pm (UTC)
Aww, you are. And you're one of the reasons I come by.
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[User Picture]From: sacramentalist
2011-11-30 11:28 pm (UTC)
*blush*

I better step up my game
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2011-11-30 08:01 pm (UTC)
i'm still alive and on here because i have long news to share occasionally.

like the one that's coming out later today on my LJ but i'll give you a sneak hint...

there is going to be crochetting for a small person who has not arrived yet begining soon, and i have to think of an appropriate title for this unarrived person to call me. *grinning way way big*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-11-30 11:21 pm (UTC)
Woot! Congratulations!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2011-11-30 11:23 pm (UTC)
thank you! my daughter is already whining that "these hormones are making me into a GIRL!!!" and is really happy about the whole thing. this will be the first grandchild on our side, and first great grandchild, too.

so lots of good stuffs!
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2011-11-30 11:37 pm (UTC)
I left LJ in 2004 (after I'd been here for two years) for a site where a friend of mine let me keep a blog for free. In 2006, I bought my own webspace and started using WordPress. I managed to keep a lot of those LJ posts (from this account), but the ones from my original 'gwyddon' account are long gone; I'm not sure if I just failed to retrieve them or never thought to.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-12-01 01:14 am (UTC)
I've backed up to Dreamwidth, but I should probably book them up again sometime soon.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2011-12-01 02:35 pm (UTC)
i have an automagic backeruppermathingamabob for wordpress. otherwise i'd never remember to do it.
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[User Picture]From: blessed_oak
2011-12-01 04:20 am (UTC)
My posts were always few and far between. I'm just not the blogging type -- I don't think the world needs multiple paragraphs of whatever I might have to say! But I do post a bit, hoping for a little give and take.

But I'm just like ccr1138 -- I always find things right around the time of their demise. Sorry about that!
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