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I thought seriously about starting up my LiveJournal again today, after briefly discussing it with a friend. No one is really left here though. It's a bit depressing. I come here and watch the tumbleweeds, so desolate compared to the early 2000s when this was THEE place to write and make online friends. I still keep in touch with many of them over on Facebook now, but actual journal-writing seems like a lost art these days. People keep blogs, sure, but I always felt this place was different... more intimate, more dark, more open. This was the place to really be honest. Or at least, that's the way it was for me and the people I knew on LJ.

There are always new friends to make, I suppose. Perhaps it is time to do some rooting around and see if I can find any like-minded souls...

Date: 2014-08-18 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freyis.livejournal.com
I'm still here! Pretty much entirely in lurker mode, though.

Date: 2014-08-19 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
Glad you're still around these parts, even if just as a lurker. :)

Date: 2014-08-18 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fragilemuse.livejournal.com
some of us are still around :D

Date: 2014-08-19 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
I didn't know you still posted here! Awesome! <3

Date: 2014-08-18 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sleepingbird.livejournal.com
I'm still around too. I pretty much only use LJ for communities and reading fanfiction, it's a lonely place for any personal writings.

Date: 2014-08-19 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
Amazing! So good to see you still around, even if you're not doing personal entries. When LJ started to fall apart, I felt lonely writing here as well. I think that's why I finally stopped. MySpace had blown up, Facebook was up and coming. Everyone disappeared into the throes of social media. :\

Date: 2014-08-18 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] revolt--ofagirl.livejournal.com
I am here as well though MUCH less frequent and certainly not posting on the regular. I read my friends list sporadically. Mainly because so many have abandoned it. and I saw a very sharp decline in comments to anything I wrote so I assumed that either no one cares what I say OR no one is actually reading it. I generally post when I'm stressed or depressed or both.

Date: 2014-08-19 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
That's why I started my journal way back in the early 2000s - depression, anxiety, ranting. I stopped writing in mine because the same thing happened. Everyone just disappeared into the world of social media and it didn't seem like anyone cared about reading or writing journals anymore. It was quite sad. I guess things are still relatively quiet here but at least a few of you are still here! xo

Date: 2014-08-19 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaltheia.livejournal.com
Haha I also only use LJ once in a blue moon. I try to use it, but since it doesn't have much of a presence anymore I do tend to forget about it. Makes me a little sad, since I met so many excellent people here.

Date: 2014-08-23 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
Exactly! I do often question what happened to this place. Well, not just to this place but the art of personal journaling. I know we all have this lovely 140 character limit places, but you would think all the writers and literature freaks and English majors, at the very least, would still find solace in such a place. Perhaps those are the few left! :P Glad you are still kicking around, even if it's just once in a blue moon. :)

Date: 2014-08-19 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dex.livejournal.com

i'm still here.

Date: 2014-08-23 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
Dex! :) You're one of the few who has not disappeared from most places online. I see you on Yahoo!Messenger still. Hope you've been well.

Date: 2014-08-20 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apori.livejournal.com
Still here! Missing you! Reading and posting mostly private but that's only because it's assumed no one reads. Hope you're well. Would love it if you returned here writing wise, but if not also would like to catch up on fb or otherwise.

Date: 2014-08-23 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
Aw, I'm glad you're still here! Miss you too! I hope you're well too. I understand. Part of the joy of this place was commenting. That's what ensured us we weren't alone, alone with such private and sometimes painful thoughts. This place was my haven back in the day. I guess time will tell with the writing. I will give it my best shot!

And please, absolutely! Under /slowhoney on Facebook. :)

Date: 2014-08-28 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
Do you live in Toronto?!

Date: 2014-08-21 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aerodrome1.livejournal.com
Some of us are still here! Glad you see you writing again!

Date: 2014-08-23 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
So glad to see you're still here! And writing! :D Most excellent news. I am going to try my best to write here again. I'm hoping it will not be an epic failure.

Date: 2014-08-24 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aerodrome1.livejournal.com
I definitely hope you'll be writing a lot. And do feel invited to read along at my LJ and comment often!

Date: 2014-08-27 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
For sure! xx

Date: 2014-08-24 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alunmillard.livejournal.com
I normally end up writing one or two posts a year, and that's about it! I read LJ on occasion but social media really changed things around.

Part of me misses the way it used to be - I've had my LJ for 14 years though sadly a lot of it, especially older entries, were deleted after break-ups or fall-outs or what not. It was a huge part of me for several years but everyone just moved away and it never recovered!

Date: 2014-08-27 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivalnights.livejournal.com
Well, that's better than nothing. :) I am already feeling the urge to keep writing after that novella of an entry. It's all bad stuff but I don't care. It's pent up and it needs to come out. It's sad how social media changed things... I feel for the worse!

I've never deleted a single entry in mine. I think I started mine in 2000 as well. I can't delete things, even the painful ones. I don't know why. You should have the option to recover deleted entries because people always make rash decisions when they're upset. Heh.

Ahhh, sadness. :\ I wish more people were still around. It's nice so many people have replied her though. More than I thought would! Maybe not all writing but at least lurking.

Date: 2014-09-17 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelicmobster8.livejournal.com
I'm glad to see that you're posting again. You're one of the people who made me want a lj when I was 14. OMG, almost 10 years ago! I stopped for a while because it was just too painful to put up any personal stuff, even if no one read them. So now I'm just making observations on books I'm reading and that's fine for now.

:)

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