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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Reality Checkmate
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masoo From: masoo Date: October 20th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I read every word you post here. This is partly because I am alerted to your posts on my feed reader, so I know they are there in real time. I've always appreciated the way you treated LJ as a community ... it helped me understand the place LJ holds in the hearts of its users. I'm not one of those people ... I have an LJ account simply so that I can read and comment on the journals of my friends. But it does seem like people post more "personal" material here, even if the posts are "indirect".

I've given much thought recently about how I decide where to post stuff. My own writing, but also links to other things. Facebook, my blog, Twitter, Google+ ... I imagine the various audiences and post where I think is best, even though I don't know why I decide what I decide. So I empathize with the quandary of where to put what.

As for my blog, which is the closest thing I have to your LJ, I hide in plain sight in two ways. First and foremost, there's my blog's motto ... I talk about myself by talking about something else. Second, I only have a "micro-public", so I don't have to worry that anyone actually reads what I post. But I also have an out: Google likes me, and strangers read my blog in passing. So even as I am hiding, I am secretly hoping that I have a vast silent audience.
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