May. 18th, 2008


May. 18th, 2008 04:47 pm
devi: (diversion)
Oh, hello, it's been ages again. In an effort to salvage my relationship with livejournal, which has been all dysfunctional and avoidy lately, I've just had a rather large friends cull. (Both unfortunate words. The loadedness of "friends" - rather than "people I read" - and the implication that you're hitting baby seals with bludgeoning weapons.)

The thing is, I now have a job which when it gets busy (and the bursts of busy are unpredictable) means I am not online at all during the day. There's no time allotted for class changeovers, no tea breaks, and lunchtime tends to fill up with admin. If I'm desperate to check mail I might manage a minute for that (if I get to use the one in the tutors' common room, or if I have the rare luck of getting my laptop to see the school network) but my next students will probably already be sitting in the classroom waiting. So when I get home and I do get to read LJ, I always feel like I'm running to keep up and failing, and not making proper contact with anyone. It makes sense to read my whole friends list before I start making comments. But in practice that can mean I don't get to the end that night and so don't make comments on anyone. I end up passively absorbing LJ as if it was TV and not giving anything back.

No mind-games, no ill will. I haven't Took Agin You (as [ profile] secretrebel says). I've tried to stick mostly to people I haven't seen or talked to in a while. You're welcome to stick around or defriend me back as you please.

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