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Forgive me, brethren, for I have sinned...

It has been one year, 13 days, 23 hours and 36 minutes since my last public post.

Really? Really.

I have used LJ intermittently this past year for private "my eyes only" posts on my 2012 resolution (singular) and goals (plural). I was already thinking this year there would be two resolutions--last year's "Finish unfinished business" is not, er, finished...so it's continuing--but then I had breakfast with mirrormargaret who guilted me with how much she misses my LJ (even though she is THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD who is still reading it)... so now I think I am adding LJ to my resolutions, too.

To add to the pressure, I just signed on to the January 2013 Nablopomo.

Actually, it's fitting to get back to LJ now because that other resolution joining last year's unfinished "Finish unfinished business" is to get back to writing. It would be safe to say that I haven't written anything* since I stopped working for The Rainbow Times, back in ... May? June? And before that, it had been many months since I'd written anything *but* Rainbow Times work. I haven't even been journaling regularly for the past year or so.

This is all rather ironic because I've had pieces in two books released in the past 15 months, and there have been a number of speaking engagements, and even more religious programs I've led, so I should be, if anything, encouraged and inspired...and God knows I've got enough stories to tell.

Plus there's the pesky fact that I have three book projects on my mind and in some form or another on my desktop.

So here's hoping that this year sees at least 52 (and ideally 365) LJ entries. I'll try not to bore you. And by "you," I mean mirrormargaret because no one else is reading this, right?

*anything that counts in my mind as "real writing". Among the many things I've written that are not real writing: email, letters, reports, marketing materials, web content for instructional and/or marketing purposes, Tweets, and Facebook updates.

Comments

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farceur_rouge
Jan. 3rd, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'm still reading! Good to see you.
frankiejlh
Jan. 3rd, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
no one else is reading this, right?

WRONG. ...I mean, I would read it, if it was there to read. ;) I check this thing daily and *hope* someone's going to write something into it.

But I hear you. I wrote maybe one line visible to most people, another post no one either saw or commented upon, and maybe a few things at the beginning of the year? +800 completely private posts. I should remember that, should they ever care to read any of those posts, lj admins probably know far more about my life than my actual friends do. Maybe that alone will motivate me to make more visible posts.

Happy New Year! <3.
hugh_mannity
Jan. 3rd, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
Welcome back.

And you're wrong. It's not just who's reading your LJ!
entrope
Jan. 3rd, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
Well, and then there's me. Still reading.
jcalanthe
Jan. 3rd, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
*waves* Still here!
toniamato
Jan. 3rd, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Let me know how I might be of service to you and your writing.
sleepingbear
Jan. 3rd, 2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
Reading, just never posting. Xo
kythryne
Jan. 3rd, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
Still here, just not posting anymore either. I spend most of my time on twitter now.
esquire
Jan. 4th, 2013 02:21 am (UTC)
I still read!! And I am so glad M. got you posting again!
chthonictonic
Jan. 5th, 2013 06:03 am (UTC)
I'm still reading too. looking forward to your new posts this year.
transversely
Jan. 8th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
I'm reading!!!
grr_rob
Jan. 8th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
Reading, here, too!
mirrormargaret
Jan. 8th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
I felt guilty when I saw you felt guilted, but now I feel inspired! Look how many of us still read regularly!

I think if The Years of Facebook have taught me anything, it's that I still want a place where I can muse at some length, save things and come back to them (somehow I don't feel like the fb timeline "really" does this), range from quotidian to lyrical and in-between, and do all this in a sort of salon of trusted friends and compatriots. FB evolved into a medium where you sort of can't avoid friending everyone and (often literally) their mother. LJ, because it's now so clunky and old-school, feels like the place I go to actually hang out.

I was truly surprised to realize, when J and I were in Northampton and environs last week, ze met almost as many people I'd gotten to know on LJ (and hence after I left the Valley) as people I'd known there before I moved away.
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