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  1. I also suffer from a hesitancy to blog, because I fear nobody is reading.

    I miss the heyday of LiveJournal, when there was a vibrant community of people who would read each other’s detailed posts and have good comments. Facebook, with its emphasis on short posts and sharing pre-fab information, just isn’t the same.

    For whatever it’s worth, I’ve subscribed to your blog with my RSS reader.

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    1. kronda

      Thanks Chris! I paid a visit to your blog as well. I need to do some serious bankrupty on my old RSS feeds. It’s littered with crap I never read. Once I do that, I’ll subscribe to yours. Maybe we can bring back some of the good ol’ days. I don’t really mind that much if nobody reads my blog since I also do it just to remember what the heck I’ve done over time, but community and dialogue is more fun. The awesome thing about LJ was the privacy settings and being able to curate your audience so that you could be reasonably sure the comments section wouldn’t devolve into the level of YouTube degenerates.

      We’ll see what, if anything happens blogging out here in the big wide world. For now I have moderation on new commenters and then once you’re approved, you’ve got the run of the place.

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  2. I just subscribed to your RSS feed, too. Thanks for the tip!

    I want to write more this year, too. I was never on LiveJournal, but I blogged random-life-thoughts in a similar way on my personal site. After I got married, I suddenly had a whole group of in-laws Google stalking me before we got a chance to meet and get to know each other, so I felt like I had to start being careful about what I say. And Facebook and Twitter happened. Nonetheless, I want to use my blog as a way for me to share more of my thinking and be visible in the opinions I hold. We’ll see how it goes!

    Keep on writing, let’s do this together!

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    1. kronda

      Yay accountability! Speaking of which, I just called out my friend Heidi, who said she wanted to blog twice a week and is an amazing writer.

      Your relatives are disturbingly savvy! I’m pretty sure most of mine are trapped inside the Facebook vortex.

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  3. I’m reading. 🙂

    I miss the vibrant conversations on LJ, too. I had hoped I could still carry on that kind of relationship with other bloggers while blogging from my own domain, but that hasn’t been the case. People are reading, though; some of them email me with responses.

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    1. kronda

      Yeah it’s sad how the web has become a bunch of walled gardens with APIs to connect everything, if we’re lucky. Have you heard about Thinkup? It’s an app that you can host yourself that aggregates all your social media posts on your own server, under your own domain. I installed it way back when, but haven’t touched it since. I might need to take another look at it. d

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