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28 May 2008 @ 09:19 am
Yesterday, someone said something about "if you have not posted in the last 2 weeks but you are still reading.... how about an update on your life, okay?" (Yes, dervishspin, I'm paying attention).

I update really rarely, but I read LJ everyday (at least once). This "challenge" makes me think about whether I refrain from posting because I'm convinced that no one cares about the minutiae of my day even though I constantly read about the small happenings in other people's lives, and love it. Even feel distantly connected (in a good way) to a large group of people because of it. I made, keep, and read this because of those connections (that and it's entertaining procrastination).

I got an email from a friend late last week that I haven't spoken to in about two years. Well, a lot has happened in the last two years of my life, so much that when he asked me what had happened I really didn't know how to answer. Thinking about LJ's purpose as maintaining, or even establishing, a connection with people is illustrated by the fact that if I came into town or some of you came out west I'd be able to have a conversation with most of you without that intensely awkward moment of what's been going on in the last five years? and LJ is the only real reason.

Obviously, not everything about our lives is on LJ, but I get to hear tidbits about co-housing, babies (and once-were-babies and soon-to-be-babies), new houses, moving to distant places, ski trips, motorcycles, LARPs, school, family, exercise, clothes, new jobs, big things and little things that make us all who we are.

So I'm taking this moment to thank you all for sharing. Maybe, I'll stop doing so much lurking and share a little more myself.
termofarttermofart on May 28th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Well, I find that some days I'm posting a lot, but not really saying anything.

It's habitual. So folks know I'm not dead.

But, I totally think you should drop us a line more often so you can offset my total lack of content. ;)
dervishspin: Dervishspin1dervishspin on May 28th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah. What she said. :)
Maighread: jigsaw wide eyedmaighread on May 28th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Wait, three, yes!
Ceilieceilie on May 28th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
I post like maybe once a month - that's not dead.

I didn't mean that post to come out like such a pity party but I accept your invitation (and those of your goofy seconders) to say more, more often.
termofarttermofart on May 28th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
It doesn't sound like a pity party at all.

I totally get what you mean about that "so what have you been doing for the last year?" thing. I MEAN to take advantage of this medium's ability to offset that, but I forget to just, you know, write up what I've been up to. I should focus on that myself, even for my own good. I could actually use this to record things for my own benefit. You know?
Ceilieceilie on May 28th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
It's funny because you think you don't but you do. I mean, big things, looking for work, attorney crazypants, insane landlord...

But I get (and have thought myself) the idea of actually "journaling" as a way to reflect on it later.
Kate the Wicked: interesting monsterwench33 on May 28th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
We miss you gorgeous!! *hugs*