2015-06-12

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2015-06-12 10:12 am
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Starting Again

Dear friend,

I've gone back to writing long form on the internet. It's been at least four years since I regularly kept anything up. Maybe five? I've always been most successful as a corespondent, but I have no one to write at the moment. Happily, this means that all my loves are close at hand. Well, at least somewhat. I will admit that I'm actively trying not to write one particularly wonderful woman too much. However, my insatiable urge to write her has led me to realize that mostly I just miss writing. Given the slightest opportunity, all I want to do is write. And I want to write honestly about myself. That's why I've left behind the old locations. They're tied too personally and closely to my identity. I want to live in the light, but I'd like to be more comfortable with myself before exposing that person to the greater world.
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2015-06-12 12:38 pm
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Dear Friend,

One of the things lost in the land of Tumblr is the sense of community. I think it is a particularly appealing setting for most people. You get the sense that you can hop into any conversation, partake in whatever is going on. But you begin to see that the model is inherently disconnected. Rather than having spaces with unique and individual personalities, you have one dashboard. There's no room for a particular social convention. Many people have started asking that certain types of people NOT reblog something from them, which is all well and good until someone reblogs without that request in the tags. And boom - that post is out there for anyone. Things that feel relatively safe and private are in fact merely undiscovered.

I do like the idea that people ought to respect what other people ask for. It's a benefit to everyone if we can have kind and good people rather than relying on technological solutions. I love that people feel entitled to respect.

I just miss communities and the gathering space they created. I miss threaded discussions. A tag group just isn't the same.