paleo: Dire Wolf skull (Default)
[personal profile] paleo
Ah, the end of an era. I joined Livejournal back in 1997 when I was a wee freshman in college. I remember spending hours in the computer lab just click-click-clicking to see if any of my friends had updated. I thought LJ would be eternal, but I just can't stay with a place that keeps lowering its standards of privacy. I have to have *somewhere* to openly talk about things like spirituality, sex, mental health, and all the weird shit that goes on in my head.

I'm still trying to figure out this Dreamwidth thing. I'm so slow to learn new internet stuff. And I am waaaaay too ponderous when it comes to filling out profiles. All that "Who Are You" type stuff can make me sit and think for hours, not knowing what to say. 'Cause when it comes down to it, I really don't know who I am.

I'm going to try to make this journal better than my Livejournal was. This includes:

1. Actually using tags for a change. Had I used tags in LJ, searching for the stuff I want to keep would take a week rather than a month. Plus, this will make it easier for readers to browse through the stuff they are interested in.

2. Being more selective of who gets to see this journal. I found myself self-censoring ALOT in LJ, making filters for this and that. I felt like I was spliting myself into itty bitty pieces. It was uncomfortable.

3. Take requests on what to write. Yeah, the rule on writing what I want still stands, but I do enjoying knowing what people would like to hear as well. I often don't know what people are actually interested in or would like to hear more about.

4. Try to avoid going on long reclusive withdrawls. Even when I'm not feeling chatty, I'll try to think of something to say at least twice a week.

Date: 2010-09-15 07:26 pm (UTC)
drgnhlr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drgnhlr
I'm still exploring too. And finding that I am a bit more relaxed. I don't have to friend every 'tom dick and harry' on here, and I like the closeness.

I've transplanted all my entries, but I think I'll be culling the LJ side soon. The filters are the same, if only because I know folks aren't necessarily interested in everything I write about :)

If you are, let me know, and I'll adjust accordingly. I need to write a DW post about those filters as reminders.

Date: 2010-09-15 09:43 pm (UTC)
drgnhlr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drgnhlr
It seems "access" equals "friends only" as seen on lj. After that, I think they work the same as lj - at least they do for me after the port.

Date: 2010-09-15 11:01 pm (UTC)
feralkiss: Character-self, happy/candid-looking. (art_wolfnymph)
From: [personal profile] feralkiss
The goals sound good and reasonable! And I'm very happy to see you around. :)

To set up filters, you go into "Organize > Manage Filters > Manage your access filters (at the top, in the red div' which says "You are currently managing your subscription filters. Manage your access filters?").

Date: 2010-09-16 12:13 am (UTC)
moonvoice: (calm - fox woman)
From: [personal profile] moonvoice
The tag system is going to get more sophisticated here too, eventually, I think. :)

I don't know what I want you to write about, except that I'd like for you to write more. *blush*

Date: 2010-09-22 01:17 am (UTC)
spider_fox: (Default)
From: [personal profile] spider_fox
Hey, it's white9_fox from LJ! If you don't mind, I added you on here too.

If you don't really want me on your journal though (with regards to point #2 here), I understand :)

Date: 2010-09-22 04:03 pm (UTC)
spider_fox: (Default)
From: [personal profile] spider_fox
Shweet :D I don't mind being added on the sex filter, though I'll probably not be commenting much. Whatever you're comfortable with.

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