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Relationships - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
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Whee. Katya and Edrick are married, and I can put up my feet. They agree with me that a ten-day is more work (and harrock can probably directly compare, having been a Conspiracy GM and a wedding minion in short succession). And it's not like the minions did the bulk of the organizing; just the bulk of the final fetching and carrying. Everything went pretty well; the timetable got pretty rushed (due to not budgeting for the receiving line), but I think the only one who was fretting about that was me. I note (from several data points) that I have been much more nervous about being part of someone else's wedding than my own. If I messed something up in *my* wedding (failed to light the candles, fell off the gazebo), that was fine, I wasn't going to be bothered. But if I messed up someone else's by forgetting my lines or processing the wrong way, I can't be so blithe about it. But I didn't mess up my lines, whew, and the improvisational scooting seems to have been okay.

In the planning stages, I was worrying that they weren't having enough fun. By the time of the actual wedding, they were happy. That was good.

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Later, the submariner remarked about livejournal, that he just doesn't get the urge to public confessional that keeping a livejournal seems to entail. So I've been thinking about that, probably more than his throwaway comment was really meant to warrant. For me, this is rarely about Confession. Or Bitter Ranting (another common meme for what livejournals are). And it's not really *public* public. I would be surprised if there were many people I don't know reading this; I'm just not *that* interesting.

I suppose there are two sets of people who I expect to read these things - the people who I talk to a lot, and the people I don't. In the latter case, it's easy. I used to write people like mijven and countertorque the occasional letter, but I haven't in a long while. If I did, the letters would have this sort of thing in them. Anecdotes about what I've been up to, meandering philosophy. And for the people who I do talk to a lot, well, it means I don't have to wonder too much whether they're tired of Updates on the House Work because I keep telling them things. :)

In general, it's stuff I would say, to people I would be happy to say it to (and who can skip over it if they're not interested in hearing it).

Though why I feel compelled to defend this particular forum to someone who doesn't actually read it... that's a more puzzling question.

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merastra From: merastra Date: October 10th, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't call it defending a forum unless *you* feel like you're defending it. But yeah, LJ's are an interesting new communication style which I wouldn't have guessed at. Funny how the scifi writers don't go into this social aspect much. Can't wait to see what we have when/if electro-telepathy becomes widespread.
navrins From: navrins Date: October 11th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I find it an interesting part of the phenomenon that so many people's first post says something like, "Okay, I have a livejournal now, but I probably won't post much if at all." And then how many of them do post, a lot.
mijven From: mijven Date: October 11th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Well for me, I don't otherwise get daily "adult" conversation. And secondly, I have to post about the joys - or otherwise I'd forget them all in the frustrations (which I don't want to post about all that much, because harping on them doesn't solve anything and makes me grumpier!)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: October 14th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)

what would a deadjournal be?

I'm curious as to what people think the differences between a blog and a journal are, if any.

I expect people to use their livejournals for different things (linking to things, Bitter Rants, diary-type things, etc.) I like it that way; I keep up with some people's lives, even if I don't reciprocate. I get to see Rock, Paper, Saddam.

If I actually liked talking about my personal life, I'd probably prefer to do it face-to-face, rather than in an exchange of essays. However, I'm glad other people don't feel that way, because I rarely see anyone.

I was actually planning to use my livejournal to practice writing more coherently, moving away from Bitter Rants to Persuasive Tirades. Even if I don't convince people, I would at least like to communicate more effectively, without requiring the rephrasing and clarification my writing usuaully needs these days.

Whoops, this is your journal. I shouldn't clutter it with babbling about my journal.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 14th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
> what would a deadjournal be?
Like a livejournal, but more bitter. Apparently. :)
> I'm curious as to what people think the differences between a 
> blog and a journal are, if any.
My instinct would be that a web journal (as opposed to the sort you keep in a paper book somewhere) is a subset of a blog, one which is for the most part about the author or the author's doings. My blog is mostly a journal; yours is mostly not. "Blog for America" is not a journal. But I have no idea if other people's instincts match that.
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