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Starting Anew with Major Cull & Clean-Up

Hello, friends! Long time no see. I'm throwing my hat back into the LJ ring. I allowed FB to take over, and I've really come to dislike the entire FB culture. The 'like'-clicking, meme-sharing, troll-fighting environment is not good for me. I miss having a safe place to bare my heart and soul. I missing meaningful connections with my friends. I want that back. My sanity needs that back.

So even though livejournal has been officially pronounced dead, I'm going to flog this horse til it gets up and works for me. Gonna pretty much start completely over. I've already picked a new theme, consolidated/fixed tags (probably need more work there), and cleaned up my profile. Back when I first said I was returning, I 'nudged' everyone who hadn't posted in a year or more. Hopefully some returned. Most folks tell me they never plan to.

Since I'm starting anew, I'm going to do a major cull. If you are still here, let me know! A brief perusal through a few pages of f-list shows few personal journals, and most of those are cross-posts from DW or twitter. I guess I'll probably drop cross-post only journals too. If I remove someone and you're still here and want to stay, let me know! Since I've been talking about this for a few years now, I figure everyone who's gone is probably staying that way.

I will probably keep this journal much more tightly locked than before, after a few bad incidents with sketchy people. If you're here, please honor the locked posts. Do not share my personal stuff. You'd think that'd be common sense, but I've learned not.

If you know of active communities or friends that I should be involved with, let me know. I'm trying to swap FB for LJ pretty much entirely now.

Things that I plan to discuss here:

My farm
Steps toward self-sufficiency
My family
Goals & Accountability
Book Challenge & Book Reviews
Shamanic Journeying
Healthy Cooking/Recipes
Health & Fitness
Birth/Doula/AP/Breastfeeding Awareness & Education
Generally just sharing me & my path again



Feb. 2nd, 2015 02:56 pm (UTC)
I know. If I could just phone them it could be sorted out in five minutes, but they make it virtually impossible to get hold of them. All they'd need to do is look at my page and see that I was updating it regularly and my profile was for staying in touch with people. I mean, I'm going to tell my friends about my writing but I kept active promotion to my page.

So many of my friends have been forced to change their names. I do think that FB is on its way out, it's just a question of how long, given that it's got billions of people on there.
Feb. 2nd, 2015 03:04 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe if they keep fucking up, people will eventually come back here. (Probably Tumblr, actually, but a gal can hope.)
Feb. 2nd, 2015 03:14 pm (UTC)
Well, LJ definitely seems a little more active these days. I probably should look into Tumblr as well though if that's where the cool kids hang out...
Feb. 2nd, 2015 03:23 pm (UTC)
Tumblr is the cesspool of the internet.
Feb. 2nd, 2015 03:37 pm (UTC)
Even worse than FB? That must be bad! I must admit that I'm not really a social network kind of person at all, but now that my book's coming out, I need to be a little more visible than I'm used to being.