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Are you a big fan of the online journal, or have you too become slightly bored by it?
-- Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 2000
I'm getting a bit bored by them - at least, the ones I'm currently reading. That's why, right now, I'm in the Diary Registry trying to find good ones to read. It's not going too well. I keep finding huge examples of What Not To Do.
-- Katie Trame (email@example.com), April 20, 2000.
Well, Tim... I've also become so bored, that I dont read them anymore... I sometimes check at the end of the week and see if I've missed anything and even them I just skim through them, spending no more than a minute or so per entry to get the basic idea of what is being talked about.
I think it has to do with being too busy to really spend the time on it.. I love a well written journal. I love learning about people and what makes them tick, humour always adds a little spice to a journal, but even that starts to bore me a bit.... I think its the idea of sitting in front of my computer any longer than I really need to if you really want to know the truth. I barely use it on weekends, except for using the checkbook feature.
So, this long winded answer boils down to the fact that online journals are not as exciting to me as they used to be.
PS: Your offline life is definately your own... we dont have to share everything with the online world. I share alot, but not everything.
-- Greg Barber (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 2000.
Hey, Helen, are you reading this? (Don't answer if you're not.) Did you here what Greg just said? Can we be even more worried now than we were before?
And Tim, what's all this about? You don't love me any more? Fine, I'm suing for divorce! After all, we've been married since about September now, and I do have twenty one spice... my bedroom's starting to get a bit crowded.
I think my interest in online journals has started to rise again, recently. For a long time, I couldn't care less about the goings on in anyone's life unless I'd been reading their journal long enough to feel like I knew them. The only additions to my reading list seemed to be people who have just started out and simultaneously appeared worth reading about. These days, however, I surf around a bit more, read an entry, feel intrigued enough to look at some others, and make a note of the URL.
This could be just the effects of a nine-to-five job, though.
-- Mystic Zed, The Mad Medium (email@example.com), April 20, 2000.
Yes I'm reading, Zed, and I'm very worried!! Am I boring people?? No one loves me any more...*sniff*
Anyway, I've never been big on online journals. What I mean by that is, there are a few I read as often as I can (Katie, Greg, Tim, Zed, and the other checkyhat girls) and I don't really bother with the others. The ones I do read though, I'm just as keen on as I've always been. I think it's because I'm nosy...and I assume others are nosy about me too - I guess I'm wrong!
-- Helen (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 2000.
oops. I had a good answer all out and I got signed off. geez!
anyway, I said, I do still enjoy reading online journals. I read over 30 journals [only about 10 a day..not all update]. I do find myself spacing out and just reading words lately though...but I think it's just me. I'm not with it. I'm in a lull of some sort. I can't even find myself wanting to write an entry. sometimes I just feel like writing cryptic one liners...haha.
I do enjoy prying into other's lives. being nosy is good. I used to pry into people's lives at school too. I'd just sit there quietly and listen in intently. they would hardly know me but I'd know a ton about them. that's what I think of when I read online journals. it's like prying into someone's life without them knowing.
-- Amber (email@example.com), April 20, 2000.
i agree. it's fun seeing how people react in the various situations they find themselves in. the best journals are still going to be the ones that make you laugh though. and i think it's worth wading through people's less-good entries to find the gems.
-- will w. (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 21, 2000.
I've never been much of a journal reader, but I have started to develop a bit of a boredom thing with it. (Of course, maybe it's because I haven't updated my own journal since, like, August, but that will be remedied. No, really, I mean it this time.) And I can't really place *why* it is that this is happening, just that it is. Quite vexing, it is...
-- Tim (email@example.com), April 28, 2000.