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Like so many of you, I got sucked into the magical world of the newer, sleeker, social media. As a lover of pithy one-liners and other bon mots, things like twitter sucked me in. Facebook, too. I mean, they have their uses. There were a lot of people that used to have LJs that are better served by a 140-character limit. Or just posting a picture. Hell, it's not bad for when you walk out of work so mentally exhausted that you can barely croak out a sentence.

I do miss the privacy tiers. The icons. The million little things that made LJ so great back in the day. So, I'm going to try and make myself write things again. Things longer than a few lines. I'm hoping that maybe if I do, I can stimulate myself into more writing, and dust off a few old projects and fire up a few new ones. I miss being creative. I don't hate having gainful employment and money and all of that fun stuff, but I feel a push to do something, anything, that reminds me that I'm not a robot.

So, let's see if I manage to pull this off. I've made big promises before. I'm just writing this to start.

Date: 2014-06-02 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashen-butterfly.livejournal.com
<3 for encouragement

Date: 2014-06-03 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] offbalance.livejournal.com
Thanks! <3

Date: 2014-06-02 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fragbert.livejournal.com
I'm coming back, too. Huge post in my journal is being written right now.

Date: 2014-06-03 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] offbalance.livejournal.com
Good. Let's get the whole damn band back together.

hooray!

Date: 2014-06-02 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quantumchick.livejournal.com
Hoorah! I missed you!

Re: hooray!

Date: 2014-06-03 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] offbalance.livejournal.com
Likewise!!! I've been reading your updates, though!!! I still check it! I just...haven't posted. Trying to change that, with the idea that it doesn't have to be amazing, just present.
Edited Date: 2014-06-03 03:03 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-06-03 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zekejojo.livejournal.com
I really do hope LJ has a big resurgence. Fuck Facebook.

Date: 2014-06-03 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] offbalance.livejournal.com
I hope it does, too. Facebook has its uses and its purposes (like keeping in touch with people who find writing a thank you note an ordeal, for example). But it's kind of like comparing a shitty pizza hut personal pan job that you get at the airport for convenience with a well-made pizza from someplace like Graziella's or Lombardi's. It just doesn't compare. I met some of my dearest friends on here. I'm ready for it to come back.

Date: 2014-06-12 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] basepair.livejournal.com
I hope to join you!

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