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So I launched a "friendstarter," asking for 20 real life actual pals to commit to going back on the air on LiveJournal. Ironically I did this on Facebook, because that is where everybody is, and has been for some time now.

It looks like it's happening.

So I'm opening up all the disused rooms in my LJ and throwing out the stuff that was abandoned there years ago.

Remember when it was tacky to unfriend anybody on LJ and people wound up setting up filters for who they REALLY read and... yeah, we're all grownups now and most of us aren't even here. So I'm going through my nine friggin' pages of friends and pruning out anybody I honestly just don't remember anymore. In the hopes that my actual feed, rather than my special "mustread" feed, will be something I can really consider grappling with.

I'm pretty excited about this. I'm a little amazed to be excited about having to use the godawful joke of a mobile interface that LJ offers... or rather, to just have to wait until I'm at a proper lappy, which is probably healthier anyway. But apart from that, excited.

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tfcocs From: tfcocs Date: January 1st, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will miss reading you! I will always be grateful for your introducing me to the artsy parts of South Philly that one time we met IRL.
boutell From: boutell Date: January 1st, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for jogging my memory. I'll add you back.
tfcocs From: tfcocs Date: January 1st, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I didn't want to out my journal name over on FB (where I commented with the word "HEY"). :-)
dwenius From: dwenius Date: January 1st, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back. It sure has been quiet around here.
canetoad From: canetoad Date: January 1st, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back! :)
devotdsatellite From: devotdsatellite Date: January 2nd, 2014 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
yay lj!
superplin From: superplin Date: January 2nd, 2014 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I've been commenting on LJ more lately, but haven't yet moved to posting myself.

Maybe I'll join your movement... I do think LJ has a lot of features that are still relevant and useful.
boutell From: boutell Date: January 4th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would be full of (w|pl)in!
cherdt From: cherdt Date: January 2nd, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
What? Someone I've met multiple times who still actively posts on LiveJournal? Added.
mrlich From: mrlich Date: January 11th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Just found this post.

Why?

Going through my friends page and purging as well. Did it IRL with my personal belongings. LJ Friends list seems like a good next step.

Also? Thanks for inspiring a bunch of us (myself included) to get our butts back in here and write something more than a repost or 140 characters of weather updates.
boutell From: boutell Date: January 14th, 2014 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Y'all are outposting me so far (:
mrlich From: mrlich Date: January 14th, 2014 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps, but as we all know - here, at least, it's about quality - not quantity. :)
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