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Friends List Deletions
I did a minor hack job to my friends list.

I read livejournal so rarely now and often just skip over whole chunks of text. Most of the people I deleted were people that I don't read anymore. No matter how witty or interesting you are (and there are several whom I deleted who truly are intelligent, witty and funny), I'm spending less time at the computer and I don't want it to feel like a chore.

These deletions may match up to a couple people who have deleted me. It's not vindictiveness. It mostly comes down to reading habits and a sense of feeling exposed by allowing my friends-only posts to be read by people with whom I don't keep up myself.

I thought about deleting a few more, but the social backlash is undesirable. Instead I will continue to use the filters that I have erected. I often just read a single person's journal a night rather than using the livejournal friends page feed. It feels too pressing and overwhelming to read them all.

mood: ugh

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yermie From: yermie Date: May 11th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC) (link)
<mock rant>
Oh yeah? well you won't be reading my journal...

mainly because I'm too lazy to update it, so there's almost never anything there...

</mock rant>

Realistically, I don't have a problem with being cut from anyone's friend list. The only time it's even vaguely an issue is if it's someone who locks most / all of their entries as friends only. I simply use LJ as a "friend status" tool. I want to know how you're doing, what's going on in your life, etc. As long as I can find some info about how your life is going, I'm fine with not being on anyone's friend list.

But that's just me. and as I posted elsewhere earlier this week, I know I'm weird. I have a whole list of reasons I'm weird (#1 on the list, I have a list of what's weird about me...).
lost_angel From: lost_angel Date: May 11th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC) (link)
::nod:: I mainly read to keep up with real life friends (the majority of people on my list) or occasionally people who are so witty and worthwhile to read that it doesn't matter if I know them (zeppo is the best example).
tanyad From: tanyad Date: May 11th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC) (link)
I understand... at least its for space and time saving reasons rather than dumb ass people causing un-needed drama in your life.

Hope all is well, if you ever pass through Chicago, let me know.

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