I scrubbed a few journals off my friends list, something I rarely do. This has largely to do with the recognition that I am completely out of time, energy, "spoons," if you will. In most cases these are from the subset of folks who either never reciprocated when I added them, or took me off in list parings of their own. Thus, most of them won't read this entry--or they may come by if they note that I removed them. Regardless, it probably won't reduce my LJ reading load any. Another group are people that stopped updating months or years ago, and may well have left LJ altogether. The semantics of the "friends" list notwithstanding, there was no malice in this cut, only "housekeeping." Hopefully we'll meet again in some other space, some other place. If any of you who I cut are in the category of "lurkers" who still read their friends page but no longer update, and you are interested in continuing to read, please drop me a comment here or an e-mail offline.
For the rest of you who "have been and ever shall be [my] friend:" Yay! I love you all. Please, stay out of the irradiated warp cores, allegorical or otherwise. They are bad for you.
--Pete, who is procrastinating transcribing his voicemails and setting up his to-do list for tomorrow.
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Music: Pam shopping for floors in the background
Tags: friends, metajournaling
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)|| |
You know, the LJ "friends" concept is one of the most easily misinterpreted around...I wish they'd rename it. Something like, "Journals I Read:" and "Journals of People Who Read Mine:".
Or catagories- folks , friends, IRL friends, family ...
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)|| |
I think of it as subscribing to a journal, and I control what degree of subscription my subscribees get in my journal.
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)|| |
There's no use bemoaning it....it's become one of those things that everyone, including the developers, seems to have just accepted as a "quirk" of our community.
Glad I made the cut! :-) And yes, I will stay out of warp cores, I promise.
If I'm readin this on my "friends" page, does that mean you're still my friend - because i'd hate to lose you.
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)|| |
not that easy to lose!
if you're reading this on your friends page, it means that I'm on your list. IIRC, you are still on mine, too. * grin * Don't worry, I'm pretty hard to "lose."
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)|| |
Yes, I plan on staying out of irradiated warp cores... my life is *far* too busy for that. ;-) As is the likelyhood of an off chance to visit you in your new house. Hmmm, if I get to Delaware, then I'm at least half way there... we'll hav eto think about this one. *hugs*
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Ya!! I made the cut! Woohoo!
you're one of the sadly too long list of people I know, like, and don't get to see or talk to nearly often enough.
* hugs *
|Date:||March 3rd, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Well, I guess I shouldn't be too insulted. Then again, maybe I should. Just because I don't have any comments doesn't mean I don't read your journal. Since I don't fall into the "the rest of you" category, does that mean you don't love me, and I should enter one of the aforementioned warp cores?
Note that I am extremely over-tired, and the above comment should be read as at least partially tongue in cheek.