Last night I wanted to share the love of some people I enjoy here on LJ. Lately I’ve been carrying a load of guilt that I am not getting around to other journals to post enough (though I do read you all as often as possible) so I figured I could at least reach out a bit in my own journal and let people know I was thinking of them. And I did. And those that posted replies here in the spirit of LJ, well I think you all understood me and that I couldn’t mention EVERYONE I KNOW.
But some people didn’t understand and boy, they let me know in other ways.
Well, heck, what can I say? I have a large friends list and I could have just as easily listed them all and said “Go read them and learn great things” because after all, I must have friended them for a reason, right? Please understand this: if I mentioned you in last night’s post it’s because, of late, you’ve been filling a particular need of MINE. If you are on my friend’s list, it is because I enjoy reading you, sharing the writing journey and the love of books with you. If I didn’t mention you, it doesn’t mean a thing. Not a thing. Okay? Thank you. I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
Umm… you do know that I was just joking, right?
Yes, I know YOU were. (And I know you know I love you.) That’s why I posted that people that POSTED replies, understood. Some emails, not so understanding.
I thought I left high school 30 years ago. I guess not.
no, LJ is ridiculously like high school.
Luckily for me, I liked high school!
It’s when it veers into middle school territory that I feel like chucking the whole thing.
oh see in middle school, I knew right where I belonged. Journalism class and the school paper.
LJ is a lot like high school.
The fact that one’s reading list is called a “friends list” seems to reinforce this, too.
Guess it’s a good thing we’re writing YA, huh? 🙂
Yeah, all this FREE research.
LOL– some were upset? really? well, don’t mention me ever –I know you love me!
To counter those who misunderstood, I’ll just say that I always appreciate when someone points me at someone else’s journal. So thank you.
Thanks! I like finding new places to visit too.
Well… I think your pic is very funny in a very cute way! 🙂
Other than that, I’m okay if you’re okay…. 😉
Thanks! THAT pic turned out but do you think I can get a decent on for the book jacket? Heck no.
I dare you to go to the mall and get a “Glam Shot” for your book!
Eeek! Well, not quite the mall but I am going to go to a local photographer and let him give it his best shot. I think I have to give up getting my dog in the pic though. She is getting cranky in her old age and won’t cooperate.
You’ll look beautiful! 🙂
Do you need a police escort to work today? I don’t want you slipping on any strategically placed banana peels!
Hey a police escort would be cool! I could get everyone talking about me then!
Sorry you got trashed for making compliments!!! Yeesh. Here’s one you didn’t offend in any way shape or form. I heart your kudos list!!
(Meanwhile, I’ve been feeling guilty for not responding to more posts lately, but I’m drowning in obligations. Helllllllp!!)
Thanks for the affirmation. It was weird, that’s all I can say. And I also say no to any not-posting-on-LJ-guilt because we already have enough guilt, thank you very much.
I love that user pic! SO CUTE! You know we all LOVE you, right?
Oh my goodness – you shouldn’t have to apologize at all or make excuses. This is YOUR blog, post/say what’s on your mind. End of story! 🙂 *HUGS*
Thanks, Debbi. Mmm…pass the chocolate!
I really liked that you mentioned other LJers –a professional nod to great writers, and a personal introduction to some new friends.
Love your icon this morning, by the way. LOL.
Thanks! I made the icon a while ago and was saving it for the perfect day. I think this was the day.
What I love best about LJ is the sharing and caring that goes on.
oh no! 🙁
it is so hard to please everyone.
we love you!!
Thanks Jo and to heck with the others, eh?
No … we never really leave high school, do we?
Thanks for the funny icon, too … I think it must be brought out only on special occasions.
Now: it’s time for me to be getting back to that furious email I was drafting.
Yes, special occasions only. Glad I had it ready and waiting for me.
Let’s see how many chili peppers your email can give my Eudora. LOL
Let’s see how many chili peppers your email can give my Eudora.
That sentence was a complete mystery to me until I Googled “chili peppers Eudora.”
I hope you get only mild emails!
I missed all the fuss but had to go back and read your post. What fun it was to read and click on some new LJs. There are so many great reads around here, it’s hard to keep track.
Love the expression, btw. 🙂
Thanks! It is really hard to keep track and hard to remember to write when there are so many great things to read.
I enjoyed the new links, too. Thanks. And you can put anybody on your LJ you want to, so there to the complainers, whoever they may be. (Sticking out tongue which isn’t very grandma like.)
Thanks! Never underestimate the power of a stuck out tongue. 🙂
Okay, don’t know what this is all about, but so sorry you found yourself in a pickle.
Thanks! I’m all better now.
Sorry you had to endure that.
It IS YOUR blog . . .
Thank you. Grist for the mill, right?