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Time for a change
I'm a lousy LJer. At least with this account. It all comes from having started blogging on two separate locations - one was LJ, the other was a Swedish site. Then I moved from the other site here, but kept posting in Swedish, and it didn't cross my mind to just switch languages combine the two accounts. I was still doing kind of okay with keeping up until Japan happened, and I went six months with no reliable internet connection. I could hardly get on-line for long enough to mail family and friends, and LJ suffered even more neglect. I never did get back on track with my LJing, not even after we got internet, not even after I got back to Sweden.

And that sucks. I like LJ. Every single person on my f'list is there because I felt they were interesting; because I liked reading their entries; because we had something in common. But if I'm not even around to read stuff, much less comment or post anything remotely interesting of my own, all of that is wasted. All those missed opportunities, the fun posts that I glimpse and then forget about until two weeks later, the fascinating discussions, all of it, it's driving me nuts!

Which is why I'm changing it. I'm not quitting LJ - I'm starting over. I'm going to switch my accounts around, so this poor neglected thing becomes an archive, and my much livlier Swedish accounts becomes my main account. I'm going to keep the username of naye, and I'll be moving my old posts to the new joint LJ over time. Of course, I'll be writing in English - that's one of the big limitations for me right now, that so much of what I have the energy to communicate and get involved with can only reach people who speak Swedish. A rather tiny selection, all things considered! I did have some kind of point way back when I started keeping separate language blogs in separate places, but now it just feels stupid.

All of this to say - things are going to look different here soon. The username will be the same, but it'll be filled with a lot of old Swedish posts, and anything from here will end up under the username of ex_naye. I might even have to re-friend people, depending on how the technical aspects of the switch work out, but I'll see about that when it happens.

It's finally time for a change - time to poke some life into this zombie account!

Listening to: Blind Guardian - Time Stands Still (At Iron Hill)

8 have spoken ♥ :: Speak to me?
the_sarge From: the_sarge Date: November 20th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
So I'll be able to read more from you? :)
Sound great!
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: November 20th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw! Thanks! ♥

And - yes, that's the plan! I feel lousy about being so out of touch with so many friends. (And I know I owe you a postcard, but I totally lost track of where you gave me your address, and it's connected to the whole thing with me sucking, and me ignoring this LJ...)
the_sarge From: the_sarge Date: November 20th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, c'mon, you don't owe me anything. :)

We`ve both been pretty... Spotty ...in regards of keeping in touch, so let's just call it "even" and start new from here, with this reborn LJ of yours, 'kay? *smiles*
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: November 20th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent suggestion! You know, that was just what I was hoping for with this... I'm so glad to see it seems to be working already. Thank you. *hugs*
the_sarge From: the_sarge Date: November 20th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually read many of your posts, but I didn't comment, because I didn't have anything... Well... Constructive to say. Years and years and years of self-moderation in forums do this to you, I suppose. ;)

(I was sooo glad that you got the Blind Guardian album quite "in time", though. :) )

I'm really looking forward to hear more of you.
And I'm hoping that you'll read some more positive news from me, than the last few.

ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: November 21st, 2006 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I know, I know -I'm the same. I can do the "social" posting too, dropping a line just to kind of keep in touch, but I haven't been doing it because - well, zombie account! Who wants to be social with a zombie? XD (And this is just because I feel I've neglected it - I know people who post once a month without being zombies. It's just that I'm generally much more talkative, so this LJ feels... well, OOC. Um.)

It'd make me happy if you had more positive news to post, yes. (I've been reading, kind of...) ♥

xparrot From: xparrot Date: November 21st, 2006 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
ahhh forgive me, I got up too early this morning (we might be having some maintenance workers coming over today, didn't know when though so I had to get up and get dressed for 'em ^^;) so am quite tired and having trouble processing...are you going to be posting more on this journal? or will this be the archive and your Swedish account will be getting the English posts? do I gotta friend your other lj or what...? ^^;

(email reply when I'm more awake and done this week's manga page ^^;;;)
ex_naye320 From: ex_naye320 Date: November 21st, 2006 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not just you - it's kind of confusing all around, and I don't know how things will turn out! That's why I'm giving a heads up. What I'm going to do is what's outlined in the FAQ here, but it doesn't really have any details. It's the bit with
"Renaming To Your Other Personal Journal" - in this case, the name will be naye, but the contents will be those of naye.
Which I think means people who have naye friended now are going to see nothing much except that the name changes to ex_naye until I friend them with the renamed account..? Confusion, yay!

The reason for this is that I have about four times as many posts in my Swedish account, and that it'll be easier to transfer the posts from here. (There's no way to join accounts, so I'll have to do it manually.)

Anyway, the important bit is that I'll start posting much more regularly, mixing fangirling with pretty much everything else I can think of wanting to post instead of limiting myself to one area of my life. Those who don't like won't have to read, but at least I won't be censoring myself for a particular group anymore... Like I said, this whole setup made sense at the time, but it really doesn't now. ^^;;

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