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May. 31st, 2010 03:25 pm
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I despair of ever making good use of this platform again. I say "despair" because it's not that this platform is bad, or has nothing further to recommend it to me, but rather because I have simply slipped into Facebook-default mode. Posting to Facebook is easier. I don't have to write as much. Keeping up with my friends on Facebook is also easier, because they don't write as much. That platform has stolen my attention away from this one--I haven't been here for months, haven't caught up on my F-list for months.

I say "despair" because I like writing and reading long. It gives thought and emotion room to breathe, to grow, to come into full expression. I say "despair" because I am resistant to the sound-bite-ification of culture, and yet here I am participating in it, contributing to it, falling for it. I say "despair" because writing and reading long are activities that feed me, feed my soul, make me feel more human and alive.

All I need to do is to budget time for this, and also for my analog journal, and then commit to that version of my time budget. So why don't I?

I don't know. I say "despair," because how can I know?

Date: 2010-06-01 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gushgush.livejournal.com
I posted a very similar sentiment not too long ago (I'd look for it but I'm way too busy with my FaceBook lazy). There was a time when LJ was one of the only games in town as far as this type of on-line expression things go, now there are so many options that the pie is getting sliced thinner and thinner. I actually find FB to be a bit nosey for my tastes, getting all into my emails and sending out friends requests as if they want everybody connected to their network... and I don't really care to let most of the people I know in real life in on my personal shit, if you know what I mean.
I still like LJ so I'm going to stay with it and I hope you do too.

Date: 2010-06-01 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-violet.livejournal.com
I totally agree and empathize, but here I am.

Date: 2010-06-03 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leporidae.livejournal.com
For what it's worth, I've always enjoyed reading your thoughtful essays here.

Date: 2010-06-06 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rokeya.livejournal.com
I know other bloggers who have run into a similar issue re: facebook. I always enjoy reading you here but I know how it is. LJ isn't a consistent thing with me anymore, either.


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