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My Friends Feed is Like the Desert

At high noon. Not a lot of activity. A few hardy souls still holding things up. But for the most part? Barren.

Part of it is the time of year. Most everyone is busy with whatever high holidays it is they celebrate. Or in some cases - endure.

I think the Golden Age of Overshare is likely done despite our best efforts and wishes to make it otherwise.

Even my posts are becoming more guarded and somewhat generic. Due in part to responses I’ve received either via pm or comments.

It just ain’t the same. Likely never will be again.

This makes me a bit sad.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 11th, 2017 09:20 pm (UTC)
I've noticed the same, and like you, I'm getting very discouraged.
Dec. 11th, 2017 10:40 pm (UTC)
Yeep. Very.
Dec. 12th, 2017 02:32 am (UTC)
Don't be sad
Noooo!! Don't be discouraged. We're here and we still connect. Just keep writing. Most of what we do here is not just for others but for ourselves. And you well know what writing can do to help clarify our life and why we behave the way we do.

Dec. 12th, 2017 03:21 am (UTC)
Re: Don't be sad
Ahhhhh. No fear! I'm good. Holidays are hard sometimes is all. We do still connect.

BTW - I am quite glad you came into my life. You're one of the reasons I've picked up cameras again... Or pencils. Or pens. There were a couple of you creatives that came into my life recently. Made me want to exercise creatively again. I was stagnant.

I'm grateful if anything.

I still write. A lot of what I write never sees the web. Because it is indeed for me.
Dec. 12th, 2017 02:41 am (UTC)
It'll pick up. It's the same with everyone's journals here even the busiest ones, T. It's the holidays. I'm not here anyways to collect tons of friends...the ones I have, I'm happy with. Most have been around a while :)
Dec. 12th, 2017 03:14 am (UTC)
Oh I know. Though a lot of my old timer friends left rather than agree to the Russian TOS agreement. I nearly did myself. *laughs* And then there's just normal attrition and stuff. People wander off and decide not to come back. I get all that.

But again yanno a lot of my old core group are just gone. I was gone for a while myself. I get it all.

I'm here. and not going anywhere. I just lament what was - sometimes.
Dec. 12th, 2017 08:08 am (UTC)
I'd say a few of my old friends from way back when I came here in 2007 went the way of Dreamwidth. I can't stand that site. It's ugly and hard to navigate for me. But yeah, over the years, there's only about a handful that have been here on my LJ anyways since the beginning :). And yet this year I met a lot of new friends :)

It's kind of fucked up when I look back on when I was actually incarcerated and see all those empty weeks and months and so much that I missed out on, thankfully as I said, many people from here wrote to me and let me know what was going on and the one friend I had ( she disappeared and I wrote to her actual addy but to no avail) who updated my journal faithfully from time to time when I was gone.
Dec. 12th, 2017 06:31 am (UTC)
Seriously the holidays. I made thirty fruitcakes yesterday. ON MY DAY OFF!! And a coffee cake for good measure.
Dec. 12th, 2017 07:11 am (UTC)

You are AWESOME!

That's sounds like a lot of dough!
Dec. 13th, 2017 02:05 am (UTC)
It just ain’t the same. Likely never will be again.

Well, that's up to the users of LJ, since we are LJ and it's not a self-sustaining organism. I notice that most of the people (and this is not referring to you, since you are active here) bitching about LJ "dying" are those who seldom post and seldom interact in comments. Or they post and post and expect attention while never acknowledging those on their f-lists. So, those who aren't active here should stop bitchin', get off their asses and do something about it! Or stop fucking whining. Geeze!
Dec. 16th, 2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
"Even my posts are becoming more guarded and somewhat generic. Due in part to responses I’ve received either via pm or comments."

Why would you edit your posts based on what anyone else thinks? It's YOUR journal. Write whatever the fuck you want!
Dec. 18th, 2017 03:18 am (UTC)
You're right of course. Never stopped me before.

I probably should cut them loose.
Dec. 19th, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you need some new blood? My friends list has changed considerably with who's on it but there's still plenty of posting going on out there
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