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18 August 2012 @ 10:08 pm
Yet another quasi-social media platform  
Is anyone else using Strings of Me? Every day it asks a different question which you then answer on your blog - write as much, or as little as you care. It seems to be a cross between twitter and LJ as most answers seem to be pretty short but at least the prompts get you thinking.
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on August 18th, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC)

I haven't seen this particular one before but I think the daily blog sites are interesting.

Most of us keep a diary, at least for a little while, when we're kids but as adults I think we get too caught up in thinking we shouldn't keep a diary unless we have lots to say, like we're all going to be essayists.

My mother has kept diaries her whole life but the entries are more like old fashioned social diaries yet still, in a really significant way, carry the history of my family.
miwahni: MFU  fascinatingmiwahni on August 18th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Your mother's diary is the sort of thing that will be treasured in the coming years as a record of how "our ancestors" lived life on a daily basis. (gawd it's odd thinking we'll be ancestors one day!) I kept that sort of diary in 1988 which was the Australian Bi-Centennial year, and then tucked it away for safekeeping. I kept movie tickets etc from that year tucked between the pages so it was more than just dry words, but I'll bet it ends up in the rubbish all the same.

Now of course it's mainly online, which makes it a bit hard to tuck the movie tickets in. OTOH we can add photos etc as mementos. I sometimes enjoy scanning back over entries from a few years ago and seeing what I was thinking back then; it's amazing seeing how things that had me so worried eventually worked out.

Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] THINK PONDERSdraycevixen on August 18th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)

She e-mails me nowadays but she sent me letters, at least once a week, from the time I first went away to uni until about five years ago.

I find myself keeping less and less stuff with each passing year as I just don't really see the point to it, but I've kept all of those letters.

It is interesting to look back at older entries.

miwahni: cats sparklemeezermiwahni on August 19th, 2012 07:18 am (UTC)
In years to come you'll treasure those letters *nods*. I still have a box full of letters and cards from my mum and will never throw them out. (Keep telling my son I'm collecting junk for him to toss when I die :-D)