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last year, if i was away for about five days or more, i probably would have had to go through about 500+ entries to catch up.

today, i caught up with the past five days going through about 150, and most of those were from the doctorwho community which is buzzing because of series 5 starting up soon.

it makes me sad. i still like livejournal. i wish other people still did too.

it could be just a product of the fact that i haven't found new friends on LJ in forever. maybe it's time to shift to a new more active LJ crowd.

a long post about my trip to tahoe/reno will be forthcoming in the near future.

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catbus
Apr. 1st, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Same! My friends page is really inactive compared to how it used to be. It is kind of sad - I wonder if I'm just typing entries to myself nowadays, heh
dr4b
Apr. 1st, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)
I dunno, I have to admit I have no intention of moving off of LJ any time soon, just because this works with my style of writing, and Facebook and Twitter do not.

But I have noticed it feels like less people are around here, or more like -- I keep seeing that friends of mine have deleted their journals. And yet, I don't seem to be adding anyone new either.
miss_skillet
Apr. 1st, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
I kinda stopped posting because I realized it was all emo bullshit no one cares about...like I wouldn't care if someone else posted it.

All in all I have become more boring and therefore less newsworthy.

I do wish there was more action. Perhaps we should all make a pact to post once a week?
lifeofmendel
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
i definitely post more than once a week already. :)

and *i* like reading about your emo stuff. care about you, want to know what's happening with you whether it's good or bad.
catbus
Apr. 5th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Same here Cat!!
girfan
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:00 am (UTC)
I tend to post to LJ when I have something to say (which isn't every day unfortunately). I prefer LJ to Farcebook and do post way more here than there. I don't Twitter, but notice that some people who used to post "I had this for breakfast" "I went shopping and bought all this crap" "My neighbour plays bad music" to LJ now Twitter this info instead, so this is a blessing for me.


Though a few MIA people on my LJ FL have reappeared, not happy with Farcebook or Twitter. Keep posting and more may appear.


I've made some friends from LJ communities-maybe join a few more and see if that works.

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suerocks
Apr. 1st, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
I get bummed out about this too.
I am one of few people on my list who posts regularly and in detail. I don't think that it's fair that people get to know so much about my life, but I don't know anything about what is going on in theirs.
I would like to post less, but it really helps me get things off my chest. I wish that I could post an interesting Blog about topics I care about as opposed to just whining, or writing "first I went to the store then I went home and I was tired." Maybe if I actually hung out with my friends more often I wouldn't rely on Livejournal and a place to talk about stuff. hrm.
lifeofmendel
Apr. 1st, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
i'd still use LJ in the capacity that i do regardless of the social life that i have because LJ is an important part of my social life too. that's part of the reason i'm sad to see it fade so much.

in your case, i think LJ is a fine outlet to get things off of your chest. better to do that here than to keep it inside, and also sometimes better to do that than to feel like you're burdening one or two friends with always having to deal with it, you know? at least with LJ, people have the choice whether or not they want to read and engage with your posts, whether whiny or not whiny, and there's no harm or foul if they skip it.

i don't always raed your entries in detail, but i always at least skim, and i'm glad to have it on my friends page.

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snickers1127
Apr. 6th, 2010 08:56 am (UTC)
I've always been bad about keeping up with writing in a journal, whether IRL or online. I do still follow LJ, even though I haven't made a post of my own since September. In fact...maybe I'll work on a recap of my life between then and now...
shandrew
Apr. 7th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
I like livejournal. Facebook is bland and usually makes me feel less connected to actual people. Out of ~200 folks i'm "connected" to on facebook, only a couple have ever posted anything substantive. When the bar for contributions is set too low, you end up getting empty, vapid content. When the comment text box is 50 characters x 2 lines, you get short, often meaningless comments. Facebook's tech is impressive, and I think if they wanted to they could become a real community building site, but I doubt that at this point they will change. They've decided to go the way of the lowest common denominator. It's certainly a lot more profitable.

Livejournal never fails to engross me, even though the people on it tend to be more distant friends than those on FB. I still read many RSS feeds through LJ because I like the side channel commentary. Heck, even the lhc_kills_earth feed got a couple comments through LJ! I can't believe 31 LJ users subscribe to that.

Unfortunately livejournal hasn't done well through the two ownership transfers. Development is slow and misdirected, and the ads shown to non-paid users are too intrusive. I doubt that it'll still be around for another 8 years, but I'll probably stick it out to the bitter end.
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