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Reposted from [livejournal.com profile] harnessphoto who reposted it from [livejournal.com profile] slobberpuppy:

"I've seen it more than a few times this month - people missing the days when LJ was a more active place. It's always nice to share interactions with like-minded folk, and I often find that reading other people's words help give insight into my own life. We are all connected, afterall!

Therefore, I am going to put forth an idea I have been brewing on for some time: The Great LJ Friends Swap! Basically, if there are two (or three, or four, or more...) active folks on your friends list - people who will participate in one anothers' journals - that you think should be connected, then why not suggest such and make the introductions between them? I would be happy to connect anyone who replies to this post with other LJ users whom I think would make a good match, and by virtue of posting this, I am requesting the same - feel free to connect me to people who you think would enjoy our interactions and sharing of ideas.

Feel free to spread this like wildfire if you so desire. The Great LJ Friends Swap has begun!"

If you are interested in being shared or being connected, comment here. Of course, I'd love some new friends of my own if you can think of them! Alternately, post a blurb about yourself in the comments so like-minded people can find you (and read the comments for the vice versa effect).

How brilliant is this idea? LJ's not dead, I've seen that with my own eyes. I just think the population has shrunk, and the groups of interconnected people have become cut off from each other. Let's reunite them and widen circles! Get those friends feeds full again!

Date: 2013-09-20 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lantairvlea.livejournal.com
I figured I'd save Dom's post from being overburdened with people greeting each other. Hello! I think we may have some things in common. Would you be my friend? (Yes, blatantly bad introduction, forgive me.)

Date: 2013-09-20 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lantairvlea.livejournal.com
Sounds good to me!

Date: 2013-09-20 04:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marz
I was interested until I checked out our mutual friends. You HAVE all my active friends already. *snerk*

The only people I can suggest are a couple of Canadians I know, but they don't post as often on LJ any more.

[livejournal.com profile] oftherain - my friend from high school. She's a new Mom and off the grid for the last year taking care of her boy. Starting to come back online though which is nice.

[livejournal.com profile] dotcombabe - super creative artist who lives up island from me. She doesn't post on LJ as much these days. Facebook is a bit more tailored to her busy life, I think.

Date: 2013-09-20 05:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marz

Well, I think part of that for me was that I locked my journal up tight after a few incidents of drama. Probably doesn't help that I don't bother with communities anymore either.

Date: 2013-09-20 06:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marz
Most of mine was just me being a overreacting 27 year old. I'm MUCH more mature now. *shifty eyes*

Date: 2013-09-20 05:45 pm (UTC)
mellusions: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mellusions
I'm with Marnie - we have *a lot* of the same friends who post regularly. LOL

Honestly, I don't mind SO much that it is quieter here because I do a LOT of commenting on Blogger blogs re: people who cross stitch and knit, etc. So I do still feel like I'm part of a bigger community - it's just not all under the same roof anymore, so to speak.

Date: 2013-09-20 08:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marz
You know, my small pool of LJ friends have transitioned from "people I read" to "people I refer to by name as if I run into them every day".

I always used to premise conversations with Marcin with "I heard from someone whose blog I read online . . .". Now it is something like "I heard from Melanie, you know, the bead lady . . ." or "Kenzie wrote this cool thing . . .".

After chatting with someone for over a decade, I tend to think of them as more than just "someone on the internet". Which means I'm okay with a smaller pool of LJ peeps and not having lots of blogs to read because I "KNOW" these people. Maybe. A little. As much as I really know anyone anyway.

Date: 2013-09-21 01:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marz
Awwwwwww :)

And yeah, healthcare isn't perfect, but we don't end up in serious financial trouble if we get really ill. You seem to get services a LOT faster and that can make a huge difference in somes cases. Our taxes are way higher and waitlists for surgeries is just something you expect here. I still prefer it to having to deal with illness and then huge medical debts.

Date: 2013-09-22 06:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mellusions
Oh, I'm like that too! First names always. Not usernames. :)
Honestly, I really don't mind that it's quieter around here either. It's more personal and, for the most part, no crazy drama. What's not to like about that?

Date: 2013-09-23 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shada-ly.livejournal.com
Me me me. I never post anymore on my own page because, when I do, no one responds (wonder if i screwed up security or something) and it seems totally pointless.
But I do like to read posts from people.

However, I have no one to suggest since at this point it's basically you, Becky and Nora and a few other DotA friends. Wow... except for Nora who I knew before DotA, all my active lj friends are because of DotA.

Date: 2013-09-24 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abserdman.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] harnessphoto suggested you to me on her page. Could we be friends please?

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