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estherchaya
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After my last entry about Charlie, which I really didn't expect to be a big ol' saga, I started thinking about how loyal my friends are for actually reading my entries. I know at least some of you do, because you make comments. The rest of you, I assume, fall asleep when you see how long it is. It's amazing that I couldn't get through NaNoWriMo, but I can write 1700 words about a cat. So that said, Do you think I should stop blithering?

Poll #452727 Blitherings

Are my entries too long? Should I stick to shorter entries?

Good heavens! You're so boring it hurts, stop writing all together!
0(0.0%)
No, I love your long entries. They are thought-provoking and exciting. I read each word with antici.............................pation.
0(0.0%)
Who the heck cares how long your entries are? It's your journal!
15(46.9%)
I want pizza. I don't care about your journal.
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zzzzzzzzzzz..................wha? oh. right. uh. What was the question?
0(0.0%)
You think YOUR entries are long? You should see mine!
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You're so cool. I want to be just like you when I grow up.
2(6.2%)
You don't post nearly often enough.
0(0.0%)
Regardless of how long they are, you post way the heck too often.
0(0.0%)
None of the above or Other (use comments)
3(9.4%)

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magid From: magid Date: March 11th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

and other

Not quite anticipation, but I enjoy reading your posts, of whatever length they turn out to be. It's not like you start out by thinking "And now, now I shall write a very long post."
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 11th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: and other

That's true. In fact, normally I sit down and say, "I shall now write a very quick post and then get back to work/cooking/cleaning/sleeping/whatever I happen to be ignoring in order to write the journal entry."
cellio From: cellio Date: March 11th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: and other

Same here.
yarbiedoll From: yarbiedoll Date: March 11th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. Your lengthy entries parallel my own often circuitous thought process. Reading them is somehow cathartic, and oddly they tame the urge to express my own frustrations in novella format. For the most part. Sometimes I find it impossible not to ramble on. And I'll let you in on a (likely-to-be-considered conceited) secret: On of the reasons I babble on in my own journal is because I like the way I think. It entertains and amuses me and sometimes I simply enjoy my own outlook and opinion of things better than anyone else's. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that. :)
yermie From: yermie Date: March 11th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

All of the above

I voted for all of the above.

But really, it's your journal. if I don't want to read it, I can skip it. Reader's perrogative.

So go and write your longwinded journal posts. If you're writing for other people, you're not really keeping a journal / diary, now are you?

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 11th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: All of the above

I have maintained from the beginning that this is not a journal/diary in any traditional sense.

I can't keep a journal for myself. I've tried. It's no use. So although the entries are for me, and often the long ones are cathartic, when it comes down to it, I probably wouldn't have written it down if I weren't trying to communicate in some way with people that read my journal.

If my journal really was PURELY for me, every entry would be private.
yermie From: yermie Date: March 11th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: All of the above

True.

But, in theory, ultimately, the journal is for you. It's there to remind you of who you were / what you were doing at some point in the future. Some things you do, if they were written down at all, should be private entries. Others, can / should be restricted to friends, and then there are some that anyone should hear about.

My rule of thumb is, would I tell it on the phone / in person?
No, not to anyone - private - me only
To close friends only - friends only
Sure, why not. Everyone should hear about it. - public

Although, your thumb may not match mine... and your friends might not match mine either. So, it's whatever. (Although, all that being said, I think I have 1 private entry total, and about 5 friends-only entries... but I lead a very openly boring life.)



From: gittygiggles Date: March 13th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
i always want pizza....but i do care about your journal
From: lola100 Date: March 14th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love reading your entries, I missed you when you were sick last week. But honestly... I didn't read the Charlie post - I don't like cats. :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 14th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not a huge fan of cats either (though they've grown on me), if only because to me they are fuzzy little allergens. But they are Seth's cats (except tha kitten which was sorta my fault), so they're here for the duration.

The Charlie post boiled down to: he's got problems, we may have to get rid of him, the Siamese Rescue woman is a witch. That was the whole post, except I was very verbose. :)
From: lola100 Date: March 14th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't grow up around any animals - I don't like any of them. Growing up, a neighbor of mine had a cat and I was actually a little scared of it. Especially when she came to school with scratches from it. I cross the street when I see a dog too.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 14th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
well, if you ever come to visit, I'll lock 'em in the basement for the day. How's that?
From: lola100 Date: March 14th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whew - I feel MUCH better now ;)
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