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Hmm. First, I said I'd never get one. Then, I made one with the intention of mostly using the account for commenting. Then, I got a bit carried away and started posting regularly, using it to arrange weekends away, meeting up with people and even, at times, following the news.

I discovered LF-feeds and filtered friends page views, I kept on adding people, and even started adding people I didn't know who interested me. Even more weirdly, people started adding me who I didn't know, they actually find me interesting! Weird.

I've got back in contact with old friends I haven't seen for years, I've crossed the country on the strength of something I've heard about on here, I've even had a brief fling with someone I mostly communicated with via LJ. And I've paid for my account, and regularly add more RSS feed accounts using the paid features.

Obsessed? Moi? I think not. Only, um, it's getting to the point where I'm talking my friends into setting up LJs so I can keep in touch with them, it's just so much easier. Obsessed? Um, maybe.

Essentially, LJ isn't cool because of what you post, or what people comment on your journal. It's cool because of the friends page. I can spend entire evenings just trawling LJ. I'll be honest, that sometimes scares me. Fun though.

So, my journal is over a year old. It's got me back involved in politics, it prompted me to set up a 'proper' weblog, and it's created a huge source of time sinking procrastination. It's even got me laid. I think the last part is the scariest bit...

Date: 2005-11-03 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theweaselking.livejournal.com
Heh. I am deeply amused by your high-volume feeds list being labelled "Weasels"
innerbrat: (nerd)

Date: 2005-11-03 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
Hey, me too! (on the last point)

Hells, I role play on LJ after only two years doing it. I am currently paying GBP1 (no pound key, woe!) an hour exclusively for El Jay.

innerbrat: (sex)

Date: 2005-11-03 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
Yes, yes it was.


Back Monday, actually.
innerbrat: (sex)

Date: 2005-11-04 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
hee. I like it.

The red X will never die. It will live on in our minds and even us Firefox devotees will associate itwith broken pictures forerver and ever.

Date: 2005-11-03 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentgreeneyes.livejournal.com
My gods.. I've been here a year or so aswell.. how strange...

Well, it's been an... eventful year, for me aswell.
Gotten through two partners, various crazy nights out, and a large number of random things I can't think of..
And you know what?
I wouldn't change a thing

Anyway.. sleep time.. updateage tomorrow :)

Date: 2005-11-05 11:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annacdotes.livejournal.com
The last bit is definitely the funniest bit! I wonder how many people LJ have got laid - they should get pimp money.

Date: 2005-11-10 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annacdotes.livejournal.com
Just read this email - sorry wasn't ignoring you!

The answer is maybe. I tend to keep my internet friends and 'real-life' friends quite distinct but I guess it could blur. Let me know when you're next around.

matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)

British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

Likes comments. Especially likes links. Loves to know where people came from and what they were looking for. Mostly posts everything publicly. Sometimes doesn't. Hi.

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