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[personal profile] cryptogirl
Been giving this some thought recently.

It's come to the point where I'm only updating DW/LJ very occasionally for the US folk and handful of UK people who still use it- and even then my posts are almost wholly friends locked, unless there's something longform I want FB/Twitter friends to see. (It's been this way for months, and is likely to remain that way every time I think of posting something that's more politics than 'what I ate for breakfast/novel update' then remember that people can be bellends.)

The bulk of my online activity is now:

- Twitter, where I post fairly prolifically (but occasionally mute hashtags/people for sanity)

- Facebook, which is a saner place now that Twitter friends are on there, ironically. Have also just had a clearout based on a friend's rule of 'would I call this person up and go for a pint with them?' It's also my main social planning thing, since it syncs events with my phone calendar.

- My writing blog, which generally doesn't veer into the personal, is wholly public and is linked to my Twitter for publicising it.

- I also occasionally use Tumblr, primarily as a distraction from writing because ooh look a GIF of Aramis from the Musketeers!

I get that some people don't use some of the things above because privacy/may contain nuts. But using this old blog is dispiriting now. If I filter, for instance, on people who are interested in writing, my DW feed shows four people. Four. There's also the perennial irk of 'post deeply personal thing, nobody comments; post picture of cat, loads of comments'. And while I don't use lots of filters these days, they seem to be creeping back into other people's posts, and I'm starting to walk on eggshells thinking about whether I should bother to talk about X because maybe Person A will be sad or I won't comment on thing Y because I dislike person B and LIFE IS TOO SHORT.

What I'm basically angling at is that, following a friend's example, I'm probably not going to post as much on here anymore. In practice, it's probably going to be as regular as normal ie- every few weeks to check in, like Pete. I'm not linking to any of the other places I lurk though, because if you're not already on there, and you have to ask- or you've only just spotted that I don't post publically much- you don't need to know. Sorry, but them's the breaks.

I want to keep in touch with as many people as I can, now I've moved away. And I don't want any awkward online social wossname, hard as I know that will be beause the internet is hard. But I have a hell of a lot going on at the moment, and I like my blood pressure low. I've been super-chilled since the move, and I want it to stay that way. So if you have any questions, ask away, but otherwise I'll see you on the other side of NaNoWriMo <3

Date: 2014-11-04 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
::hugs you::

And, because your and my creative minds think similarly, I've just today deactivated one of my Facebook accounts (the business/professional one). It was doing me no good and as you say LIFE IS TOO SHORT. I don't hang out or really keep up with people on FB and if that changes, it's because I've decided that I want time suck and more noise in my life. I might decide that, especially because LJ seems more and more dead (DW never had much going on IME) and I miss my friends. That said, I might spend more time on G+ first and see where that takes me.

All of which is to say that I do understand if you aren't seen as much on LJ/DW in the future. And I will still love you. We'll just have to catch up in other ways.

Date: 2014-11-05 07:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I shall stalk your facebook instead then :)

Date: 2014-11-05 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
By all means. :)

Date: 2014-11-05 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
'Ere, speaking of stalking FBs and so on, do you read my writing blog? I've got a bunch of chapters up there with proper formatting and everything, and (fingers crossed) I'm going to have some Developments very soon on the novel front... :3

Date: 2014-11-06 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not actually. How bizarre, I thought that I was but clearly haven't kept up with it :(


What a rubbish stalker I am.

Date: 2014-11-06 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have DMed you on Bookface <3

Date: 2014-11-05 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

You are one of my reasons to keep checking DW/LJ, you know! And actually, I have a G+ because I got a GMail for my married name for professional purposes. I should add you then I have at least one friend ;)

We will be catching up in person real soon now! Can't wait! :D

Date: 2014-11-05 09:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

I have this feeling I'm going to be one of the last people left to turn the lights out on LJ, but that time's a way off yet...


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