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I joined LJ because I was first a member of the long-defunct ChickClick.com, a bulletin board. It was owned by the same company as IGN.com, but apparently was one of their least active boards (although it always seemed plenty active to me!), so they decided to close it. I was pregnant with Avalon at the time, and was a participant in the pregnancy thread; I started to consider all the other women in that conversation my friends. I noticed that many of them had LiveJournal accounts in their signatures, so when ChickClick went away, I followed them here, and have been here ever since. I created my account in 2001, but I didn't actually start using it until the following January. I can't quite believe its been more than six years! I think all of you I added then are still on my list; [livejournal.com profile] angelsmum, [livejournal.com profile] jedi_bunny, [livejournal.com profile] newbadthing, [livejournal.com profile] vampgyrl, and [livejournal.com profile] vwsrmylife, thanks for enriching my friend's page all this time, and putting up with me on yours. And all of you who've added me or let me add you in the meantime, I'm truly grateful that you let me share your experiences as well.

I started actually using this journal, when I realized I was forgetting things - funny stories, things my kids did, people at work, my pets, issues - and wanted to be able to remember them. Just the other day, I was reading through some old entries and thinking "I don't remember writing this at all." Photos help, but they don't tell the entire story. Someone at work invited me to a scrapbooking party shortly before I started this; I never really took it up, but this is my way of doing it. It's also a good place to vent, but I hope I haven't been doing that too often. Another reason I started it was, since I am not always that good at keeping in touch with people, and I do better with letters than phone calls, that this would a sort of open letter to friends and family, so they could check to see what I'm up to. So far, that hasn't worked so well, but I do have people who tell me they look at it from time to time.

I've started things other places (blogger, deviantart, gather) but here is where I seem to spend the most time. LJ has done a few things over the years that piss me off, but I seem to have invested too much here; mostly the people and communities. Not that I'm a huge participator, but I haven't found anything quite like it anywhere else. Sure Gather pays me (after a fashion), but it's just not as nice a place to hang around; since stuff there seems to be more geared toward public consumption, it's just not quite as comfortable and I haven't gotten to know people as well.

Date: 2008-06-17 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runningnekkid.livejournal.com
This is exactly what I would have written if I had answered that writer's block.

It's been really awesome following your adventures all these years. And yes, it's crazy to think that it's been this long.

Date: 2008-06-18 01:34 pm (UTC)
ext_341900: (Do the Aquaman Butt-Dance!)
From: [identity profile] senoritafish.livejournal.com
Eep! I have adventures?! I think you're more adventurous than I am. ;) It's been great seeing all the wonderful things happening for you, too.

Date: 2008-06-18 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliki.livejournal.com
What was your name on ChickClick??

Of the ones you named, the only one we share in common from CC is [livejournal.com profile] vwsrmylife, but I think I hung with the younger college-age crowd on CC, like katlynel, d_arte, delanybird, clarity, and others.

How did we meet? I didn't think we knew each other on CC... but I met you on LJ via "marine biology" interests!

Date: 2008-06-18 01:14 pm (UTC)
ext_341900: (dreams on a 'chovie can)
From: [identity profile] senoritafish.livejournal.com
I was senoritafish there, too. Katlynel sounds familiar. To tell the truth, aside from pregnancy and parenting, I was probably being a big dorky fangirl in the TV and book sections. I wasn't nearly as active as some people, but I missed it a lot when it went away.

I think I got to know you through [livejournal.com profile] vwsrmylife; I think I commented on your journal a few times before we added each other. :)

Date: 2008-06-19 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliki.livejournal.com
You're probably right-- I was also aliki on CC, but I don't think I frequented the parenting boards since I was only 19 years old ;)

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