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Boy, have I been absent from all of my online hangouts lately.  I guess part of that is either being in a work camp with a shitty internet connection or being home spending time with the boyfriend.  Also living in a gorgeous place that calls for me to get out of the house and explore.  Plus knitting - it's hard to be active online when I'm trying to get projects done (but boy can I waste time browsing through Ravelry!).

But a part of it is that I just don't feel like I can put myself out there in most of those spaces.  I delete most of the status updates I try to write on facebook, because really?  TMI most of the time, and useless and boring the rest of it.  Most status updates annoy the shit out of me, and I don't want to be that annoying person.  And I don't want to get too personal on my sewing blog (poor thing is so neglected though - why do I block on writing up my favourite hobbies on it?), and same goes with Ravelry and Twitter.

I was just thinking the other day that I need a place to just babble about whatever I want, without offending someone or being boring or worrying about venting too much personal stuff.

And then I remembered this journal.  Or rather, both my livejournal and dreamwidth.

The thing is, I hate Dreamwidth.  No, that's not right, because I honestly like the business of Dreamwidth better than Livejournal.   But I've been on livejournal for longer, and I just don't like the Dreamwidth interface.  When I use it, I use LJ over DW, and only use the DW interface because it gives the option to cross-post, which LJ doesn't.  But it keeps me off of it because omg why does this annoy me so much?!

So screw it.  Ditching out on DW for now and going to stick with LJ.  I've always used it as a personal journal of sorts that I don't have to worry about losing at a coffeeshop or in the next move, and I'd like to keep at it when I need it.  And I think I do need it.  I need a place that's just mine (although I don't really care if others read it - although why you'd want to...I'm pretty damn boring), where I can be me without everyone I know peeking over my shoulder.  And it's here, so I should just use it.

Sorry for the wall there.  TL;DR: basically just annoyed with the public-nature of most social media and need a place for me - hello there livejournal!  Also, goodbye Dreamwidth, because I don't like your interface (it's not you, it's me).

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