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i need new LJ friends

a lot of mine just don't post anymore. or when they do, it's not really about their life.... but about setting the right perception. then there's those of you who only post to write negative stuff, and then there's those of you who only post to write how awesome your life is. Less a journal, and more a PR post. But at least these people are writing... a majority of my friends just don't write anymore.

Write something!!!

But there's still a few of you out there that do post regularly about your life, whether up or down, thank you!

last night was ballet class for the first time in a while, though i'm still not a 100% yet. the teacher picked on me a lot again, which makes me feel intimidated and gratified at the same time. My neck sprain, oh when are you going to go away? I'm doing physical therapy, but I'm doubtful that it works, it's bleeding a $20 copay each time I visit. Grr.

I've another costume party to go to this Friday, it's Cops and Robbers themed. I'm going to have a pile of costumes at this rate.

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preservationgal
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I have a lot less to say than I used to. My life is kinda boring.

I work, spend weekends with W, contemplate jobs I'd like to apply for but are a wicked lot of work to fill out the application... and I knit things that will be pretty if I ever finish them...

I also thought last night about all those journals I have on the shelf in my parents house, and how harshly I judge the child I was when I wrote them, and what that means about what I do here in this forum, and then I fell asleep.
ripresa
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
ah but no matter how calm your life is, surely there's all sorts of tumultuous thoughts in your head that wants to break out? :)
preservationgal
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
My favorite posts are the ones about politics and feminism that I get into every once in a while. So yes? But I tend to talk out most of my frustrations with the world with my best friend or W...

If I'd been near a computer the weekend of the Peace Prize announcement, I'd probably have said something. But that was weeks ago, and I don't really think I've had anything tumultuous to say since then...
preservationgal
Oct. 23rd, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
I also spend a lot of time writing up and articulating how I feel about certain current events in email exchanges with my boyfriend. So I'm a bit typed-out when I get to LJ and just want to read fluffy things about what my friends are up to and not necessarily talk about more weighty topics in my posts.

This week's topics in my email box: Childrearing, affirmitive action in Military Academies and how it dilutes the Officer Pool, climate change in crop growing regions of Southern Australia, partisan politics, etc.
ripresa
Oct. 23rd, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Yikes. Pretty heavy stuff!
antoniseb
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
A large number of my LJ friends have migrated over to facebook, where they write less introspectively.
zuleikhajami
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
It's the Facebook/Twitter effect, I think. Now that people have a way of establishing contact that's shorter and less effort, lj is too much. Even though I don't Twitter and don't really count Facebook status updates as anything, I do feel I lj less. I have a lot of things I think about writing about, but when I sit down to do it, it just seems like too much work.
ripresa
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
i guess i just like writing. and i twitter and facebook too!
peteyfrogboy
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Just write "SHERIFF" across your starfish costume. :) Reduce, reuse, recycle...
preservationgal
Oct. 20th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
LOVE
mlordslittleone
Oct. 20th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
This.
ripresa
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Heh. That is actually pretty crazy idea that I can't believe I'm even entertaining.
slim_ivory_rose
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Try some of the add me communities? I've met some nice people through them
mlordslittleone
Oct. 20th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Post about my life:
Worked way too much today.
Employees = children sometimse.
Tired of babysitting other people's lack of follow through.
Took the dog for a walk.
Made/ate dinner.
Watching a tv show.
Went to bed too late.
Woke up. Made coffee. Ate oatmeal/toast.
Repeat six days a week.

(hence the not so much of the posting day-to-day)

=)
ripresa
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Heh. When you do post stuff though, they are very interesting :)
mlordslittleone
Oct. 20th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Glad you think so =) I enjoy reading yours!
ms_goose_says
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
I guess I know which one I am, but that's what the LJ serves at this point and why I put things under a cut.
ripresa
Oct. 20th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
yeah, it's your journal... but otoh, your LJ readers want to know when good things happen to your life too.

Similarly to the people who only post sunshine and roses... their readers have a lopsided view of what their life is.
wenchalicious
Oct. 20th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Mine is sporadic at best. I'm too busy for my own good right now, thanks to Win 7 and an insane social calendar.

OTOH, it should bear mentioning...
Mostly, I write for me. :) Sure, I share with others, but I don't write for them. Quite frankly, I'm not even self aware enough to know if I don't know if I'm a gloom and doom writer, or a pollyanna-on-steroids writer. Mostly it's to get all the jumble of thoughts and emotions out on paper and sift through them.

Right now, my emotions are "OMG, please make it through the Win 7 launch without sporking someone to death!!!"
valetoile
Oct. 21st, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
i think i'll start posting more often now that i have a computer.
ripresa
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
yay!
vetgirlbeth
Oct. 21st, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Not sure which category I fall into. My posts tend to be me blathering on about the crap I've gotten done in various projects, and occaionsally about cases at work. They overall have an upbeat trend, but that's not because of filtering, it's cause I'm overall an upbeat person. The Cow and I joke about my serotonin producing tumor, because I rarely get the blues, and when I do, it's usually about some situation where I expect perfection from myself and fall short because I have the audacity to actually be a human. In that sense, my emotional life is rather boring, other than the fact that I am insanely in love with this man I'm going to marry, which isn't something I ever really say in LJ (no need to swell his head too much, it's fat enough as it is...) so I post about my projects which makes the bulk of what I would consider vaguely interesting for other people to read about.

I do have a few loyal readers (my college roomie turkeygirl, stockholm syndrom will do that to you...) but I often wonder how many people actually bother to look behind the cut when I have a long rambling discourse on home improvement...
ripresa
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
I click on your wedding dress related ones, I think for the housing stuff my eyes tend to glaze over, but it does leave me admiring you for tackling those things on your own :)
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