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19 February 2004 @ 10:04 pm
Keeping Up  

It's finally happened. It takes going back page after page of entries in my Friends' journals just to get to yesterday! But I don't want to drop anybody, and I really want to keep up. Oh *sigh* what am I to do? How do you manage it? Do you read much faster than me? Log on to LJ all the time? *sigh*

 
 
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songs in the key of mechorus on February 20th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)
I'm online all day from work anyhow, so keeping up never seems to be a problem.

However, I do have a few people who aren't on my default view, though probably not enough to make a huge difference.

I also have a couple filters for when I'm behind due to vacation or whatever, so I can just catch up on the people who I'm closest to or whatever.
   .numbat on February 20th, 2004 04:09 am (UTC)
I catch up every day after work. There are rarely more than 25 posts so it's not at all difficult.
Larry Sandersonlsanderson on February 20th, 2004 04:11 am (UTC)
Uhm, don't tell anybody, but I skim...
Annenetmouse on February 20th, 2004 04:29 am (UTC)
no, that happened to me yesterday too. And just before your post I was considering dropping someone off my friends list. It does take management. And skimming, sometimes.

*hug*
Stephen Leighsleigh on February 20th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
I'm also a skimmer. I liken LJ to entering a room party. I circulate listening to all the conversations, and stopping to comment on the ones that especially pique my interest...
Chaz Boston Badenhazelchaz on April 13th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
LJ = Large room party
Thanks, that's just the right analogy, I think. Imagine that the room party is being held in a large ballroom, with multiple hosts and themes and lots of comfy seating. (Hmmm, that sums up the four-way party ballroom at ConDor in San Diego in this year.)

Hey, Fred - do you have a high-resolution version of Geri's photo of you? The Fan Gallery wants it so we can add you to the exhibit in time to display it at Worldcon, don't you know. Armadillocon will have a subset of the exhibit, too...
Fred A Levy Haskellfredcritter on April 14th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC)
Re: LJ = Large room party

Hey, Fred - do you have a high-resolution version of Geri's photo of you?
I'm not sure. Geri would certainly have it if it exists — she took the photo with her digital camera…

misanthropoid on February 20th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
I sometimes skim through friends' entries. Occasionally I find myself commenting days after the fact.
Lianatezliana on February 20th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
I check in every day, don't always read comments to posts on communities, and keep a couple of people/communities off my default view (and catch up with them when I have the time and inclination).
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on February 21st, 2004 09:52 pm (UTC)
Skim. The trick is to skim. And to log in multiple times per day if you can.

I now can get LJ on my cellphone, which also helps.

But skim skim skim. Don't feel bad about it.

B
Kristenluckydragongirl on February 21st, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC)
I read during down time at work. Lately there has been lots of it.
but ain't no gyroscope can spin forever....roadnotes on February 22nd, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
In my case, I read abnormally fast. I know at least one person who color-codes his friends list, with certain shades for people whose post he always wants to read, and other shades for people who he has on out of politeness; that's worth considering.
Skylarkerskylarker on March 4th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
I skim, and comment only when I have something to say. If I can't log on for a few days, I'll go to friends' user-info pages and look for most recent entries from there, if I don't see them on the current Friends page.