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I'm still alive, doing well, but more likely to be found on Twitter and Facebook these days. I keep a researchblog under firstnamelastname.wordpress.com and some more generic ramblings end up on firstnamelastname.posterous.com, if anybody would like to come have a look.

I've thought a lot about what to do with this LiveJournal. I'd like to keep the community and friends I've made here, so I'll be coming to the site a lot more often. I may also cross-post (friends-locked) posts from my Posterous, and put personal stuff here that I don't want to link to on Facebook or Twitter.

I would also like to have an online space that is private. I see Facebook, Twitter, Posterous, and my Wordpress blog as very public spaces. My "friends" and readers there include work colleagues, students, and people I exchange ideas with online. However, I do need a private space to vent and talk to people and hear about how other people are doing. My post-natal depression has really hit my ability to socialise, and I am finding it very hard to dig myself out of this self-imposed isolation. Online, on the other hand, is where I can still interact and have meaningful conversations with more than two people without freezing in self-doubt.

So, posting will be infrequent, but commenting on your journals will not!

It's nice to be back :)

Date: 2010-12-07 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annearchy.livejournal.com
I use LJ the same way: It's where I can vent without my neighbors, church friends and family members seeing it. *hugs*

Date: 2010-12-07 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perceval.livejournal.com
Yes, I checked in on you and Swen :)

Date: 2010-12-08 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annearchy.livejournal.com
Thank you :)

Date: 2010-12-07 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] in-the-blue.livejournal.com
Welcome back. Since I don't use Facebook or Twitter for too many reasons to go into, this is my way of staying in touch. It's nice to see you back here again.

Date: 2010-12-07 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wench2002.livejournal.com
Wonderful to see you back. :) xx

Date: 2010-12-09 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynthia-black.livejournal.com
Welcome back! I may not have post-natal depression any more, but I still need to have the occasional space to vent, even if I'm not sociable

*hugs*

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