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looking for lj friends

I got on ello this year. There are things I like about it and things I don't. I don't like that it's main fanbase seems to be REALLY concerned with whether it's the next big thing, like they're on it to ride the wave, not to actually use the application.

It's a new site so it's trendy and everyone is friending everyone and meeting new folks, and that's what I liked about it. When it suddenly hit me that I could probably get over this whole "lj is dying" phenomenon by just treating livejournal AS IF it's a new trendy social network and go seek out some new friends here.

Because I like this platform, I like all of you, I know what I'm getting into (because I'm in it), I like exporting my posts to pdfs that I get printed every year, and I really like that this "network" is a place where people actually type out paragraphs.

so I'll be hunting around here trying to find out who's cool, and am welcoming recommendations as well.


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Jan. 4th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
I didn't check to see if you already have some of them, but here are a few cool people who post regularly:

dreamsrundeep--posts about raising her toddler twin boys, health, work, etc.

kishenehn--posts about history, exploring the wilds of Montana w his dog

bluepapermate-- posts thoughtfully about books and teaching among other things
Jan. 4th, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
andrewducker has hosted "friending frenzies" a couple of times, and I have made some new friends from those. I'm not sure when the most recent one was... can't seem to find it but it wasn't too long ago. If you ask him he might be able to send you a link?
Jan. 4th, 2015 11:30 pm (UTC)
I agree, I used to do many more communities and I met many of my lj friends, but I'd also surf people's profiles to find new people to add. It's been ages since I did that...
Jan. 5th, 2015 04:22 am (UTC)
When it suddenly hit me that I could probably get over this whole "lj is dying" phenomenon by just treating livejournal AS IF it's a new trendy social network and go seek out some new friends here.

I suppose it's worth a shot. It couldn't hurt. On rare occasion I post something a little wild, but such posts are well-marked for easy skipping.
Jan. 5th, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
I've been using LJ since 2001. I recently had a conversation with my young TA. I classify her as a hipster behind her back, but I'm sure she'd dispute that. Anyway, we had the most fascinating conversation about fandom and social media. She uses Tumblr and Facebook, and I mentioned I also use Live Journal. By the look on her face, I think my cool factor escalated greatly! "Oh! I've heard of that!" Like, I got the impression that to her, LJ is kind of legendary as far as social media goes. Imagine that. ;)

Edited at 2015-01-05 05:19 pm (UTC)
Feb. 24th, 2015 11:49 pm (UTC)
Hello! You friended my lj today, and although I'm always happy to be friended, when I popped over to your lj I couldn't work out why or how you might have decided to, and then I found this post, and I wondered if it might be connected...? Maybe some kind of random-find-and-friend? It might or it might not be, and if we've got a connection that I've not spotted then I shall blush with mortification. Either way, I like the idea you have in this post, and I wish I'd seen it earlier. Of course I didn't cos we weren't friended... *g*

Hope you don't mind me commenting here, it seemed to make more sense than just emailing you, if this might be the connection...

...also I have a terrible habit of thinking and exploring when I'm in the middle of posting and commenting, and I've now seen that you commented to Gilda Elise's meme, who'd referenced me as posting it before her - was that the connection? But otherwise random, or...?
Feb. 25th, 2015 04:23 am (UTC)
The meme post was likely it, yeah! Sorry about that, sometimes I try to leave a comment when I friend people but I'm not 100% with it, honestly sometimes I friend and then get distracted when I go to comment, you know how it is :)

But yes I've been on a bit of a friend spree lately and it's making my friends page SO much better, refreshing! So welcome and thanks for adding me back!
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