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04 February 2007 @ 08:13 pm
*wave*  

Just wanted to let y'all know I'm still alive. I just haven't had a lot to say lately is all. Well, actually, to be perfectly honest, the real truth of the matter is that 1) I have had one or two things to say in response to others' posts and/or email but of course those responses weren't here in my journal and 2) the other couple of dozen things I've had to say in the past few weeks have gone missing (or at best temporarily unavailable) between the time I put the book down or got out of bed or got off work or got done with whatever else it was I was doing and the time I made it to the keyboard. It's been like that.

I think one of the reasons I liked apas so much is that things I had to say in response to others would get seen and read by everyone in the apa who was keeping up, so that when I couldn't generate anything much to say off the top of my head, I could still contribute to the possibility of on-going discussions by responding or by being reminded of things and going off onto tangents (two things I think I'm particularly good at). Ah well. Sic transit.

It's the start of another work-week for me, so I'd best run and shower and then be off to work. Hope you're all well and keeping warm.

Vootie!

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aszanoni on February 5th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
-nods- The APAs sound like BBSes. I liked that too, the way conversations held together...

- Chica
Skylarkerskylarker on February 5th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
think one of the reasons I liked apas so much is that things I had to say in response to others would get seen and read by everyone in the apa who was keeping up

Yes; that was nice. It can work that way with LJ if everyone is reading the same set of journals.
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on February 5th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
No, not really. The only reason I saw this comment of yours is because I happend to go back and look. Even if we read the same set of journals, there's no guarantee that we will read each others' comments in those various journals.

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Skylarkerskylarker on February 5th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
True. Maybe it would work more like an apa if everyone were alerted to every comment that was added to a journal in which we'd commented - but that sounds like a nightmare for the inbox. :)
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on February 5th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
You can subsribe to posts and receive an e-mail alert every time someone comments to that post, but I don't think that would scale very well.

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Skylarkerskylarker on February 5th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize you could subscribe to posts that way. I wouldn't want to do it with every LJ on my list (aforesaid inbox nightmare), but might want to for the sake of a few that have regular discussions I'd like to follow.
Matthew B. Tepper: Conductor silhouetteasimovberlioz on February 5th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Be well, be happy with your family, and write whenever you darn well feel like it.
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on February 5th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
APAs
"I think one of the reasons I liked apas so much is that things I had to say in response to others would get seen and read by everyone in the apa who was keeping up...."

This has been my main complaint about LJ over APAs. In an APA, this comment would have been read by everyone, and could have sparked responses from everyone. Here, on LJ, you're probably the only one who is going to see this.

Some people have "solved" this by making interesting comments to others as new posts of their own, but that's an imperfect and inelegant solution.

In APAs, conversations tend to expand. In LJ, they tend to die off.

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Skylarkerskylarker on February 5th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Re: APAs
Just to say, I saw this post when I came back to reply to a comment on my comment.
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on February 5th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: APAs
That's when I tend to see other comments, too.

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