Questions from a June post by conscience
1. Why/What do you post in your journal?
Why? Because grrwoo
gave me an invite code so I could keep up with all his posts. Didn't know what to do with the journal, so I posted some quiz results. I quickly did an interests search, found madralaoi
's old journal, and realized that I knew her from a mailing list we were on (and that I still owed her an e-mail). After adding her to the list, I figured it was only fair to post something once in a while.
What do I post? Whatever seems appropriate at the time. I still haven't figured out what I'm doing, honestly.
2. What does NOT get posted?
If I think it will hurt someone I care about, I don't post it. Sometimes I decide against posting things publicly out of respect for someone who doesn't even know I have a journal online: the question "Would they want this to be known publicly?" may intrude if there is too much personally identifying information, even though the "Hummingwolf" name and my real name are kept as separate as I've been able to manage.
3. How do you feel about Friend Lists? Are the journals personal friends, reading fodder or a mix of both?
Definite mix. I do use the list to keep up with friends and potential friends, but some people have been on the list in the past who I may not have liked very much. The list is a reading
list for me, and I usually refer to it as "my reading list" or "my flist" to keep that problematical "friends" word out of the discussion.
4. What do you see going on in LJ that just royally pisses you off...or just irritates you?
I get annoyed by people who justify writing half-truths here with "It's my journal and I'll write what I want to!" Deception is deception wherever it takes place. On the other hand, I get immensely irritated with folks who try to tell other people what to say or do with their journals. "Don't post so many quizzes!" "Don't add that person to your friends list!" "Quit complaining about your health!" "Quit bragging about your job!" "Stop flirting with everybody on your friends list!" Seriously, as long as a person's not out to ruin someone else's good time, let them write what they want.
5. What is the perfect journal? Personal, educational, dramatic, humorous, many links to interesting sites...other....
There is no one perfect journal.
6. Your Friend's List...what makes you add someone to it? Do you add them because they added you? Do you have to have some common interest or be entertaining to stay on your list? Do you form a bond with everyone on your list?
I add journals because I want to read them. Simple as that. If I don't add someone who's added me, it may not be a reflection of them. I may simply be unwilling for whatever reason to read what they're posting on a regular basis. I've deleted people I genuinely liked because I didn't have the energy to deal with what they write.
I think I had something to say, but my brain melted and leaked out my ears. Will try again tomorrow.