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If you write an online journal, do you find yourself doing things you wouldn't normally so you can write about them?
-- Tim (email@example.com), March 13, 2001
Oh, YEAH! All the damn time.
Except I usually forget to write about them. Hrmph.
-- Krys (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 13, 2001.
Not anymore, but when my life was exceptionally boring and I was concerned about my journal's readership levels, I did:
"Wanna climb a mountain?" "Well, I hate climbing mountains, but it'll make a flipping good journal entry, so ok."
"Want to go back to my place?" "It's probably a really stupid idea, but it'll knock my readers' socks off, so sure."
And so on.
-- Zed (email@example.com), March 14, 2001.
No, but I did used to make things up in my journal. This was back when /sleepless was still my 'look what I got up to today' journal, instead of the introspective whining it is now, and now that I have a LJ to blather in about what I did today, I've actually managed to acquire myself somewhat of a life.
So what about you lot? Have you ever made up things in your journal just so you'd look as if you had a life?
-- Sofie 'Melle' Werkers (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 14, 2001.
I believe way back in the day, 2 summers ago, when I had no social life, I would try to do stuff to write about them. Sometimes, while I'm engaging in an activity, I think about writing about it later, but I usually forget. Bother.
-- adam (email@example.com), March 14, 2001.
No, I just add another piece of creative writing, and tell people to go read that. Did I mention I have only one reader? Damn.
-- Jeremy (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 14, 2001.
I haven't made things up, but in the days when I had no life, I tried to make things a lot more interesting than they actually were. Also, I tend to warp the truth a bit, so that a sequence of events is more logical or amusing.
-- Zed (email@example.com), March 15, 2001.
Not exactly, but I do exaggerate things sometimes to make them more interesting - or at least I did. Nowadays, I don't usually need to. In fact, recently, for the first time I've actually started leaving things out of my journal entries or not writing about them. I don't really know why, just that for the first time things seem to be happening which are *too* personal for my journal.
-- Helen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 2001.