I've stopped by a few times today to look at my reading page. It still isn't very populated yet. That's okay since I really should be doing something else.

I keep reading through various help files as well as various business plan stuff. It is nice that they are offering so much transparency.

I am still not sure what I should do with this little corner of the web. I've been toying with the idea of starting a couple of blogs lately, but I don't feel like this is the place for that.

I could see myself leaving LJ to post here instead, but I am pretty sure I'd need to return to LJ to read, because I don't think everybody I want to keep up with will want to jump ship. I like the levels of privacy here. I really like that they don't call people "friends".
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From: [personal profile] onceupon

I would be interested in a potential very small but involved writing community. Just saying.

I hate cliques and whatnot on a certain level - they can do so much damage. On another level, I wonder where the line is drawn between clique and interest group. Though obviously there can be some overlap.

The cool kids comments make me feel kind of helpless - I pay attention to this stuff and I know other people who are really involved in this and that's really just lucky on my part. I don't think that makes me cool or anything.
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From: [personal profile] xtina

I always figured that cliques and suchlike are those who devote energy to excluding others not like them.  As in, they take pride in excluding others.  It may only be 10% of their energy, but it's definitely an active process - to separate themselves from others because they're "better".

An interest group may have the effect of excluding others...  Say I saw a group of folk talking about, I dunno, crafting stuff, and I am just sitting here feeling all left out.  They are not devoting energy to excluding me (and managing the intricacies of who's in/out), nor are they assuming they're cooler than me for being craftsy.  We just don't share the same interests, and they have a group about it.

That's what I think.

/unnecessarily chatty


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