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Oops, fell out of the blogosphere again...

I've noticed that whenever someone posts on Livejournal saying that they're still here but nobody ever seems to post anymore, they end up with a ton of replies from people saying that they, too, are still here. Makes me think that if everyone actually made the effort to post here rather than wait for people to poke about it, we might actually have a good community here at LJ again.


I have Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, DeviantART journals and Furaffinity journals. I also now have a shiny new website which hosts its own (currently empty) blog. None of those places have ever held a feeling of community and conversation like Livejournal ever did. Fandom's all moved over to Tumblr but you can't have threaded conversations there. It's dumb and sad and I hate that I'm as guilty of perpetuating it as everyone else. I've not updated in weeks, but my excuse was that I was super busy, and then when I wasn't busy, I realised I just had so much to blog about here that the task got larger and larger and more daunting, so it was easier to put off the idea and pretend it never existed.

Which is dumb.

So, here's a little update as a placeholder for all the big updates I'll be making in the next few days. Since my last update I have:

-attended Plymouth Expo
-attended Bristol Comic Expo
-attended London MCM Expo (London Comic Con now, apparently)
-attended Confuzzled, which was just so damned good.

We've also had our annual BBQ Birthday Bash for Ben, I went to London a couple of times, played at a LAN in a pub in Plymouth, saw Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in Bristol, had a spa day courtesy of Sarah and Center Parcs, and bought myself a Yiynova 19" tablet for arting.

Life's really, really good right now! I'll come back with photos and things later. :)


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Jun. 22nd, 2013 11:17 am (UTC)
I do wish LJ had a quick "like" button.

I always end up doing brain dumps and then no one replies.
Jun. 22nd, 2013 11:24 am (UTC)

Although, I'm not sure it's such a good thing. The like button on Facebook rather kills conversation. I think I'd rather have fewer comments but ones that actually said something meaningful than a lot of (basically) read acknowledgements.
Jun. 22nd, 2013 11:20 am (UTC)
Looking back on my journal this month five years ago (I got visited by Luke!) when I actually posted more than once a month, I noticed that my posts were a *lot* shorter than they are now. I think twitter basically killed blogging as an ad-hoc activity.

I'm going to try to up my post rate at some point, since I clearly find enough things every month to blog about, and it's probably better for people reading the journal to have shorter entries too. I just have to get over the "this post must be perfect" feeling I've started associating with Livejournal.

I also need to update my livejournal icons.
Jun. 22nd, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
I'm really happy to hear that things are going so well!! :D
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