April 29th, 2011


soopa@LJ 3.0

So it may be apparent that I'm trying to get back into the LJ swing of things. Obviously, it's a different place than it used to be in the days of yore. First MySpace, then Facebook and Twitter have resulted in a mass exodus. To that, I say GOOD! Most of the people who left for those other sites were the same people who posted 10 times a day about what their dog was doing or what they were having for lunch. I'd much rather have a few quality posts per month from someone than a bunch of shit filling up my f-list on a daily basis.

It's not like there aren't still a LOT of people around LiveJournal to get to know. You ever look at the stats page? Of LJ's 30+ million accounts, 2 million are considered "active". Half of those (almost a million) have been active in the last 30 days, and half of those (almost 500,000) have been active in the last 7 days.

I imagine that most of you are like me, who have become disenchanted with how many of your friends are no longer around here. So I suggest you join me in doing the following:

1) Take a look through your friends list and identify the active ones. See if there are any who you think would like each other, that aren't already friended, and suggest to them that they check each other out. I know I would love to hear from some of you about friends you might have that I'd enjoy. Feel free to leave some suggestions in the comments of this entry if you can think of any... especially if they're hot. ;-)

2) Make at least one, new, active friend this weekend, totally unrelated to ANY of your current friends. Look through commmunities you enjoy or totally new communities you've never been a part of.

3) Repeat as necessary until you have an f-list size which is right for you.

Good luck! I look forward to getting some friend recommendations from you. Now, I'm off to poach a friend from a community somehwere.