I’ve given serious thought over the past few weeks towards shutting this blog down for a number of reasons and i’m wondering what other people think.
I don’t post in here often anymore for a number of reasons.
Firstly, I never seem to put the time aside to post. A lot of the stuff I want to post is either sensitive, not work safe or is likely to upset someone.
I’ve split people into friends groups in the hopes of partitioning this all off but what inevidibly happens is friends talk and this system is by no means foolproof.
It also seems that many people attach significance to beeing on my “friends” list.
The way my journal is currently set up I have an empty default view and various groups that allow me to filter friends, heavy and trusted.
I see all my friends pages by appending filter=0 to the friends page url thereby turning off the filters.
If someone pulls my friends list, they see the empty default view which stops people looking through my list of friends and harvesting them.
A friend of mine was going through my friends list messaging all the girls on the list that looked interesting.
Perhaps I should have not locked down the friends list and allowed this person their social networking but I felt (perhaps incorrectly) that it was unfair for this person to start building relationships with people i’d just started getting to know.
I also find lj rather noisy, and the swag of “loud twitter” just leaves me hitting h and jumping piles and piles of entries. Quicker to just take the people off the default view.
Those who genuinly post tend to interest me with their posts, but loud twitter is just conversation fragments with people i’ve often never met.
@coolbloke yeah sounds good.
tells me nothing unless i’m following coolbloke.
I can’t post how I feel about certain friends unless I make the posts private or put them in an offline journal as humans do talk and the friends in question end up finding out and things get messy.
I guess I could confine my posts to tech reviews tricks etc, and take all the emo out of the posts, but that negates the venting uses I had previously put the lj to.
I’ve noticed many of my friends don’t post much anymore, as if blogging became a fad that nobody has time for these days, and I wonder what has changed in society to reduce attention spans to the point where blogging is no longer cool or seems not to be as common.
Perhaps people genuinly outgrow it and find other things to do and occupy their time.
I’ve got plenty lined up to potentially post on my depression, battles with procrastination (which I appear to loose tonight) but I wonder whether there is indeed a need to post that stuff and would anyone really enjoy reading all that?
If only my knowledge such that it is and my experiences could be archived somewhere for others to use, that would be really cool.
Well enough writing for tonight, perhaps this journal will see more posts who knows. If not, I need to back up the entries I have written, they should probably be archived regardless.
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