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darknote vs mendel

i don't know what it is about lj vs. fb, but i definitely see myself as darknote on lj and as mendel on fb.

this comes to mind now because i'm thinking of changing my profile pic on fb again (although i have no idea to what) and it vaguely crossed my mind to use my darknote icon to represent me on fb, and then my brain (again) quickly rejected that because of that above assertion. this icon isn't a mendel icon, it's a darknote icon. on fb, i'm not darknote, i'm mendel. my profile pic on fb shouldn't be anything other than my face.

and it's kind of a backwards mindfuck in that i see my lj as being more accurate to the person that i am vs. fb which i feel is a superficial and surface interpretation of the person that i am, yet on lj i'm using my alias and fb i'm using my real name.

which probably goes to show that it doesn't matter at all, that it's all in my head, but hey, that's the way i think, and i'm okay with that.

time to cook some lunch.

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jenni9
Sep. 12th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
I completely get that. I think LJ is the one place I feel I can vent about what is going on and it's nice to get feedback from those few, trusted friends that have read my journal and stood by my side. I would never want most of the people on my facebook page to know what really goes on in my thoughts. Facebook is the place I am the kind friend. LJ is the place I can get to the bottom of everything and actually express my thoughts.
derien
Sep. 12th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
I know I have to be a lot more superficial in FB, where it uses my real name, because all my coworkers are on there and a lot have friended me, including supervisors. Consequently I can't even really say what I'm actually doing if I'm home sick - if I so much as walk up to the post office (a block away) I get spoken to at work: "You shouldn't be out taking a walk if you're REALLY sick!" (Um, yeah, I should, a gentle walk usually helps me feel better. But whatever.)
lifeofmendel
Sep. 12th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
that'd make more sense to me if it weren't for the fact that i also crosspost my fb entries to lj, and is in fact one of the big motivators behind a lot of my lj entries going from friends-only to public (though when there's work-related things or super personal things i'll still put it behind a lock).

i think it has more to do with what the forum dictates. it's not easy to blog on facebook. it's deliberately not designed to do that. but it also encourages real names vs. aliases, whereas lj is the opposite, so it could just be a product of the paradigm.
pokarpokarpokar
Sep. 13th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
i know what you mean by this, my LJ is inviolate, it is the workspace of my mind, the reporter's pad, the toilet, the sandbox.
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