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Resurrecting my old blogging desires

While working at UUNET I joined Livejournal like all my buddies had and started to keep a blog. I even recorded how many hours a day I slept and kept a weekly average, thinking I had sleep problems. Sometimes my average dipped below 6 hours a day. I blogged about everything, from my love of writing music, to my love of Internet technology, to funny little things I found on the Interweb. Then my girlfriend, Alexandra, betrayed me in a single cold-hearted move. I was stunned. It took me 6 months to gather enough strength to kick her out of my apartment, but I finally did that and wrote about it on my blog. Friends from UUNET came to the rescue and started hanging out more and more at my place. We'd watch movies, play video games, filling up my empty time which formally I would have been spending with Alex. Then a week after I kicked her out, she started writing to me hateful emails. Apparently she was reading everything I was doing and was getting angrier and angrier. When I wrote that a friend of mine spent the night at my place, after it got too late for her to go home, Alex accused me of cheating on her. She still didn't clue in that we are split up and that I was free to do as I pleased. Of course nothing happened between me and that girl. But try explaining that to Alex. And try I did. I spent hours writing long elaborate emails explaining myself to her. Then when I noticed that I was talking to a wall, I did the only thing I thought rational. I switched my blogging on Livejournal from public posting to friends-only. I stopped writing details about my life, and I generally closed into a little wounded shell. The terrorist had won. She was now in control over that area of my freedom. I lost.

Well, today I say no more. It's been close to 9 years since I split up with Alex and it's time I get back to blogging as a passionate hobby. I don't know what I'm going to write about, or if I'll write a lot, but I'll try to make more public entries. My life isn't some life of a celebrity, not much interesting happens for me to write about. So I think I'll write about the things I read in the news, what interests me these days, and so on. We'll see what I come up. :) I can say it feels good to make a public post ever now and then. I hope to make a public post once per day. That would be my goal for the short term. Just to get in the habit of writing once again.

So much for now :)

p.s. I wish Livejournal had colours for text entries like they do in gmail. That would be cool...

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ryukei
Aug. 9th, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
"In 2009, Johnny Depp was asked during an interview if he goes on twitter and he didn't even know what it was. After it was explained to him he made clear he wanted nothing to do with that. He greatly values his privacy and doesn't think it is right to narrate your entire life to the world for consumption.

That's what I think too :)
I don't say that to tell you not to do it, but just to explain why I won't do it because I know, you'll ask me again soon :)

What do you mean by colours for text entries? You mean, the font color? or different background colour? I think it depends on the theme you chose. When I was still using my LJ, I was able to write some text in colour just by using html tags...
http://ryukei.livejournal.com/9709.html
maslacak
Aug. 9th, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but I'm not Johnny Depp, I don't make millions. If I made millions I probably wouldn't want to use Twitter either, I'd spend my time playing with all that cash. I'd have a room filled with just $5 billls and I'd swim in it like Uncle Scrooge does in Duck Tales! That cartoon was the best :)

I post to LJ using XJournal, and it doesn't have any colour options, not like Gmail has a simple pallete to point to for a color and highlight and select a colour and ta-da you got colour. I'll have to check LJ's posting on the website, it might have that option... I don't want stupid HTML tags to be visible when I'm posting.. it's so ugly... I hate it... I want graphical entry.. damn it.. it's the 21st century... grrrrrr
ryukei
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
So use another client then... Or use LJ GUI to upload your entries, they have the palette thingy to colour your entries... XJournal seems to be stuck in the 20th...
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