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Several LJ Updates

I've mostly-completed my massive LJ update, now that I'm committed to fully participating here again! By that I mean getting active in commenting and in my groups again, because I've been pretty good about posting. I've been doing the rest as time allows.

This update includes:

  • Streamlined tags. I merged where I could, deleted several barely-used tags, and started a new 'readathon' tag since that's becoming a regular thing for me.

  • Culled friends-list. Again, that really breaks my heart to do, but I have been clinging to the past for far too long. IF YOU ARE STILL HERE, READING, &/OR STILL INTERESTED IN BEING MY FRIEND AND I INADVERTENTLY DELETED YOU, PLEASE SPEAK UP! Otherwise, I'm in the midst of some conscious work letting go of the past in order to move forward, as well as tightening the f-lock situation after devastating breaches of confidence/harassment by supposed "trusted friends". Maintaining a tight ship is the only way for me to continue feeling safe here.

  • Updated links in my sidebar! I deleted a lot of old ones from 10+ years ago. Wow. I have more current links, and I hope to add helpful ones as I find/write them. So if you particularly like any of my posts and think I should have quick access to them, please let me know.

  • I also cut a lot of old junk from my profile page, though that was done a while ago.

  • After sitting on it for six months, and after editing posts for my readathon tag when I realized I had totally misremembered how many times I'd participated, I decided to edit my book review of Ecoming-bay Uman-hay (attempting to preemptively head off Google Alerts this time & save myself and readers some grief) to include the following important message:

    Edited to MOST STRONGLY add: This author argued with my review both here on my blog (which you can see in comments) and much, much more over on my Amazon review. She WOULD NOT STOP until several other people chimed in to echo my Seriously, do not be that author comments. Such bad form and horrible unprofessionalism! I most strongly urge everyone to avoid her novels. Damned shame, but it wasn't near worth the grief, and I cannot in good conscience leave anything remotely encouraging others to give her a chance.

I think that's about it. I've been posting mostly publicly lately, so if anyone with an LJ (even a dead one) is reading and wants in on f-locked posts, let me know. If I thought you were gone, that's why your journal was 'unfriended'. Personal health issues, family stuff, and goals-in-progress will likely be f-locked.



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 5th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear from ya! AW
Oct. 6th, 2016 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've made a good habit of posting. I hope to get back to regular reading & commenting as well, though I'm so swamped with NaNo stuff that it'll likely be after. Or during, if I get procrastinatey.
Oct. 5th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
I have to go back to posting - I miss the community.

I read the comments on your Amazon review of that book and I'm amused/bothered by the author clearly posting as a sock. *sigh*
Oct. 6th, 2016 01:44 pm (UTC)
I miss it too! I'm so glad I still have friends here though. I'm trying my best to foster that and do my part.

Lord, you should have read the review thread before she edited &/or deleted all of her comments. It was embarrassing for the both of us! I had to name-drop a dude who got famous for blasting his reviews, and only when other people spoke up saying, "Oh yeah, that guy! Author, really, staaaahp!" did she actually start listening to reason. Because I dared not give 4 stars, I guess I'm not good in the reason department. *roll eyes* Worse part is, I really encouraged my scifi-loving friends to read it! So that pissed me off and is probably why I want to clarify & take back any endorsements before they find themselves similarly harassed.
Oct. 6th, 2016 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'm still here, though I stop by a lot less often than I used to. Glad you are getting back into LJ.
Oct. 7th, 2016 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I have missed it a lot. :)
Oct. 6th, 2016 09:00 pm (UTC)
Mrr, we may not post, but I read. Quite a bit. xd

So, yes (Even though I think I'm still around your place) I'd like to be kept on. xd

Oct. 7th, 2016 02:32 pm (UTC)
With pleasure! I'm good with posting but not so much commenting anymore. I'm working on that.
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