Hi all. After a lot of wiffle-waffling, I've decided to come back to LJ. For awhile I was seriously debating leaving the site, but I want to keep at it for a little while at the very least. There is no way in hell I'm going to be able to go back and catch up on all your entries, so if there's anything important I missed, please let me know in a comment below and/or link me to relevant posts.
I have been updating my scrapbook, which also updates the "last updated on" date in my profile, so I'm sorry if that confused anyone (as obviously there weren't actually any new posts so it probably looked like I was filtering or something).
As much as LJ etiquette tends to frown on this, I'm also going to kickstart my comeback with a friends cut. I simply don't have the drive or dedication to LJ that I once did, and I need LJ to not feel like a chore if I'm going to give it a fair chance. I want my flist to be smaller for a lot of reasons but I'm still sorry to come back only to say 'bye' to some of you. The people I'm cutting are either a) people that I feel do not read my journal any longer or b) people whose journals I have been struggling to read. Or, in some rare cases, c) I feel like we never really connected and you were probably added from the last friending meme I did so I was waiting to see if we ever clicked.
I've been on LJ a long time guys and the sad fact of the matter is, when you've been on here as long as I have you begin to see patterns in your interactions; you have to accept that there are some people you just get out of sync with, if indeed you ever made a connection at all. That being said, this is NOT a "comment and I'll keep you" post.
If your username is listed below it means I have a reason, or reasons, that I just don't think we're really friends on here. I don't think I've ever done this sort of cut (where I inform you, rather than give you an option) and as much as it makes me sad and squirm-y, it needs to be done. I apologize in advance for any hurt feelings, although I don't think there will be many. Plenty of the people being cut I also am in touch with via other mediums, which is awesome, so please don't take this as a "I AM CUTTING OFF ALL COMMUNICATION WITH YOU EVER" move. I am totally more than willing to continue talking via email/snail mail/Twitter/FB/etc! Just for LJ purposes, I need a more intimate flist. I have way too many usernames right now where I see it, and have to stop and go "uh, who is that again?"PEOPLE BEING CUT:ahylianheroarietesashoolesbenadrylbunnybilboblaqkasphyxiateblue_icy_rosebruce_xx_waynechocolatebomberconstancehaightdiscon_necteddorasoloepic_eveningfantastiquefatefulsfegieflipflop_divaglitterdoomincertum_verumityellsbackkahlan_setsunalionbladelittle_ericamegan_sagemmailliwmoonwolf1988mylar1opheliahydeoutofbreath____queenofbabblerayesesshyfanrocketgirl2roslindisavepurenessskyharbourxsmash_leighstar55sunnytyler001surmisetwirlywillbetemporaryx__youricybluesxlife_n_deathx