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Do you know what I miss most about livejournal? The handful of you who never made the move to other forms of social media. I have no intention of ever deleting this account, and I often make big plans to come back and check it more often... but I rarely follow up on those for more than a day or two.

Also the icons. I know that's maybe a bit silly, but it's true. I liked having a jillion little 100x100 pixel images to choose from depending on the content and mood of my post. And the easy-to-customize appearance. Made me feel like it was really my own little corner of the web, you know?

In any case, I'm going to take another stab at making this a regular stop in my daily surfing... and to make that more feasible I just went through and cut my friends list by about a thousand people. Mostly this was to cut out groups and feeds I no longer cared about, but there were so many screen names, most of which I was only mostly sure I could relate to an actual real person. So I deleted those too.

To make a long story short, I'm making this public, and if you're reading it, let me know. I'll make sure you made the cut.

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sigilgoat
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
IM READING! C:
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
:D Never cut you. I was pretty sure you were one of the few folks I know who are still active here.
ansur2
Jul. 19th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
I may have fallen under this category too, but hi.
:)
classytart
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Good to see you back. :)
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Going to do my level best to stay this time.
arielmn
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
having just got here...I'd like to hang around for a while.
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
I'll be honest, I don't think I've logged on since adding you as a friend, and the handle totally didn't click at first. I've added you back, and am glad to have you!
arielmn
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
That's fair--thanks! :)
cz_unit
Jul. 19th, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
Well cool. I've stayed here because I like reading people who think about things and write, as opposed to posting LOLCats. It's good to see you back, looking forward to seeing how you have been.

CZ
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
It's nice to be back. I've been blogging a lot elsewhere, but that blog is pretty clearly themed, and there's no real sense of community. I'm looking forward to returning to more general blogging and the community LJ offers.

Edited at 2012-07-19 01:05 am (UTC)
suncatnin
Jul. 19th, 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
Ping. I'm not nearly as active as I used to be, but I still try to check it a couple of times a week--then again, I also read your other blog and follow your musings on FB :)
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
No reason you shouldn't be privy to my longer bouts of crazy too! :)
petite_tadpole
Jul. 19th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
Meeee! I still read :)
neerggirl
Jul. 19th, 2012 09:40 am (UTC)
I read LJ daily. People are more real here where there is more anonymity. It is sad that it isn't used as often as it once was ...
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
Very much agreed on all counts.
damnitnicole
Jul. 19th, 2012 10:28 am (UTC)
Oh hai.
damnitnicole
Jul. 19th, 2012 10:29 am (UTC)
Granted, we don't really talk anymore, but fwiw, I still post here, usually a couple of times a week, and I read almost every day.
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
No, but that's been the case for quite a while, and that doesn't mean we can't keep up with each other to some extent using social media. I mean, unless I'm mistaken we're still friends on FB too. No reason not to blog with each other. :)
damnitnicole
Jul. 19th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
I think we are still on FB. Even if we're not, I keep much closer track of most LJ people.
meg_and
Jul. 19th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
I don't use mine as much as I mean to either.. but you're absolutely right about the icons. I actually deleted and updated a couple ones just the other day.. even if I rarely use this thing. lol
shades_of_nyx
Jul. 19th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
I'm reading this. And, I prefer this medium as well. I like the length of the posts and the attempt at quality communication!
transversecity
Jul. 19th, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
I read LJ! ..intermittently..
historygeek
Jul. 19th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm reading, but I'm terrible at posting to LJ
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
I'm delighted to find this place far busier than I'd anticipated. :)
damnitnicole
Jul. 19th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
We've had something of a renaissance in the last couple of years, from people who are tired of the bite sized and all-too-often thought-free formats on FB and Twitter.
spookyhandle
Jul. 19th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
Makes sense. Whatever the reason, I'm glad to see it.
chap
Jul. 20th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Here
I'm here, but I may only read once a week if that.
sairisse
Jul. 20th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
I still check in fairly often, even though I haven't had the motivation to write a post in quite a while.
jaimefeu
Jul. 20th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
I'm always hoping more people will update on LiveJournal. Facebook posts are very short (unless they link to an awesome article) and when I'm sitting at my work computer, I like a nice, long, story to sink my teeth into.
theglassprison7
Jul. 20th, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'm still around.
oakenguy
Jul. 20th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
:) I'm about 2/3 Facebook, 1/3 here.
d_violetta
Jul. 20th, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
Still reading.

Are you going to be posted about your walk on here?
spookyhandle
Jul. 20th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Mostly I posted about it in my health/fitness blog: http://bookbody.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/wainwrights-coast-to-coast/

As amazing as the trip was there's not a lot to be said about it. My sister (who I know reads my other blog) is still after me for more details, so whatever I end up sending her I'll probably cross post here... I just don't know that t here's a lot more telling to do. Trips like this don't seem to translate into words very well.

Edited at 2012-07-20 08:30 pm (UTC)
jr0124
Jul. 23rd, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
I'm actually still active here on a semi-regular basis. I read a lot, post infrequently.
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