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] janinedog

There's actually a plan in the works to make it so you can read your LJ friends' entries on your DW reading page. The bug is here. It may not be ready in time for open beta, but should be soon afterwards.
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From: [personal profile] onceupon

I kind of like that this isn't as populated as LJ right now - but I think that's because my friends page over there can be a little overwhelming at times. I like the idea of fostering a different style of journal here, you know?
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From: [personal profile] onceupon

I'm hoping that's going to be something you can turn on and off. Because sometimes it'd be great but I really like the idea of fostering a different kind of journal community here and my LJ friends list can be a little counter to that. I mean, I don't want to precisely duplicate my experience there, you know?

Though I am seriously looking forward to being able to post to LJ from here, I admit.
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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