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I should have thought ahead [Jul. 18th, 2004|10:22 pm]
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I have hit an unforeseen snag in my journaling here. I forgot that people would be reading this thing. Which means I have to be careful about what I say.

I can't write about my husband; in an earlier post I referred to him as my "tends-to-get-grumpy husband" and he got all grumpy about it. I face a similar problem with friends, siblings, parents, in-laws and cousins. (And I gotta say, not being able to write about family curtails a virtual bottomless well of material)

I can't write about things that happen at work. How awkward would it be for me to talk about the (hypothetical) whack-job coworker two floors down and then end up reporting to them two months from now?

My kids are still fair game - the baby can't read yet and the older ones aren't allowed online unsupervised. Whew!

Which means that most of the posts here are going to be about me. Just me. It's the polite thing. I'm only pointing this out so you won't think I'm actually this self-centric. I mean, do I seem like the kind of person who would set up a website dedicated to the glorification of myself?

You don't have to answer that.


From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-19 12:14 am (UTC)

Can't Please Everyone...!

The bloody heck with what the others think. Write to please and ease your own soul. How else will Posterity ever know what you are/were without your unvarnished writings? How would we know about Poe or Millay or Blake or Rosetti, etc.? Any Leo that wanted to actually hurt someone could find a sharper quill that a keyboard and a more fitting target than--well, anyway. If they can't stand the heat, they can steer clear of the Dragon's Lair. Which is what my Aunt Lilith would say.

!From A Capricorn Who Knows Absolutely Everything)
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From: spritzcourt
2004-07-19 10:33 am (UTC)

Not every website is about me?

And I thought the whole world revolved around me.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-19 02:09 pm (UTC)

Angelique, Being One Of My Role Models....

I guess it depends on what alternative timeline, parallel timeline, past reincarnation or flashback you're coming from. Or going to.

My Aunt Lilith used to tell me that she didn't give a damn what anyone did after she was dead. "And if I do, I'll let you know about it." she said.

She does.

Excuse interruption, crossing in mist.

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From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-19 07:23 pm (UTC)

security settings

LJ does allow you to set different security settings such as groups of friends who you want to have access to certain posts. You can try that but it does limit the feedback you will get. and there is also a private setting which is just for you and whatever form of omnipotent being you might believe in to read.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-19 11:23 pm (UTC)

Re: security settings

Thanks for the timely information, J. Edgar. A pox upon thee three times three from me and ALL forms of omnipotent beings I believe in, for whatever reasons you felt compelled to post your negative and uncreative energy in my direction, may this spell not reverse or bring upon me any curse, so let it be written, so let it be done, so mote it be!

You don't have to like it and I don't have to care.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2004-07-20 06:42 am (UTC)

Writing about the Old Man

I got in trouble for writing about my Old Man, too. *grin* Most of the people on my friend's list, who read my LJ are friends of his, too. So, when I wrote something about a problem he was having, and everyone came up to give him advice, he got very, very grumpy. I have explicit orders never to write about him ever again.

They just don't understand....even if we write about them, it really isn't about them, it's about what we think about them.
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