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After reading this post about the lack of updates here and the comments regarding people distancing away from LiveJournal. I am just putting this post here as a place to discuss possibly having an off-LiveJournal community forum for talking about journaling, posting prompts, pictures, etc. Maybe someone with the time/knowledge can open an XMB message board or maybe we can even create a subreddit on Reddit.com?

I'm not sure, I'm just thinking aloud here. Or maybe there already is an excellent diary-related forum somewhere that you guys know about and I don't? It just feels like it is so slow around here, maybe if this discussion was taken off LiveJournal that maybe there would be more active users contributing to the cause?

Or maybe it's just me who feels restless over how little updating there's been, and I know that I am not at all helping the cause, and shame on me for that.

I hope this doesn't upset anyone. I love Embodiment and this community is lovely. It's just that it's getting smaller and less active and I would love for that to change.

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herselfonline
Feb. 3rd, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
I have as well thought about starting something up on Reddit. Who knows, maybe there are others out there looking for a community of journalers.

I don't want to all together leave LJ, but I know that sometimes to keep a group like this going we need to evolve and move forward.
kinston
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
I am not a LiveJournaler. I just have a LiveJournal for this community and for one other community that is also dying due to inactivity and people leaving LJ for newer and more exciting websites (Tumblr, Pinterest and the like). I would like to see something more active in the near future for diary keepers, whether it be on LJ or somewhere else, I'm not picky.

I looked into Reddit and there seems to be no active journal-related subReddits, at least not one I could find.
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seaivy
Feb. 3rd, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
I don't do all the on line stuff. I'm a non-techy and don't have time for s lot of sites.
I don't do personal things on line.
I like talking about the techniques of journaling.
I would not share my private thoughts or my private journal.
I don't read the private things shared in this community.
Are there two different aims in this community?
kinston
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
I don't think there are two different aims in this community? Did I imply there was?

Edit: this community as in Embodiment or this community as in a new community? Sorry I read your comment twice and I'm still not sure what you are talking about.

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magenta_girl
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm guilty of just reading and never posting. I don't really do anything off of LiveJournal, so I wouldn't be interested in a different forum for this, but since I don't seem to contribute I don't know if that would matter.

kinston
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Your opinion matters! *hug*
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kinston
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not really sure what that means or what a Dreamwidth is. Ahahaha I am so ignorant of some Internety things.

I really like your LJpic. Are those your pens or is it just a picture you found? I am drooling a little, I want all those pens.
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scarbaby
Feb. 3rd, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
I would join a Facebook Embodiment group...is there such a thing?
kinston
Feb. 3rd, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what the reception would be like with that connecting real life information with journals? It's definitely something that should be discussed though.
madzilla
Feb. 4th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
I don't really contribute much - I'm a text only journaller so I don't really have anything to post in the way of pics etc - but I think it'd be a shame if the comm moved. I don't really use any sites often except LJ and Twitter (I have accounts on Facebook, Tumblr etc but dislike their total lack of privacy), so would probably stop following posts if the comm moved. If it were some kind of dedicated forum I would probably sign up.

That said, it's obviously more of an issue for those who do contribute as to where they would most want to, I'd just be saddened to see the comm disappear entirely from my flist.
kinston
Feb. 4th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
There are so many people who have been here so long, I doubt it would disappear entirely.
supersyncspaz7
Feb. 4th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
I comment a bit, but I just realized I haven't posted anything to the comm in, uh, a couple of years!

But I'll second the Dreamwidth rec. I'd hate for this comm to go to Facebook, though.
kinston
Feb. 4th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
I agree about your Facebook sentiment. Private journals and Facebook should be two very separate things.
sovevuni
Feb. 4th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
I am not sure if moving this group to another site will be really helpful. Perhaps in the very beginning because beginnings are always exciting.

I am definitely against moving it to Facebook as my FB account is mostly for my work-related contacts and LJ is for my hobbies. And my journaling is a very private thing.
kinston
Feb. 4th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
The only reason I think it would be helpful is because LJ has such an extremely limited audience, which is getting smaller daily. I am very much with you though when it comes to not having a FB journal group. Those things should be very separate.

Keep in mind though, I'm not opening a new community. I wouldn't know how to start a new community if someone begged me to. I am merely presenting a discussion topic for us to have in the chance that someone else might be interested in taking the initiative to do such a thing (and I admit I would support it fully).
herselfonline
Feb. 4th, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
Hey me again. I found a journaling subreddit called r/journalingisart that is active. Lots of stuff on there that is inspiring!
kinston
Feb. 4th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Hi I'm glad you found that and linked me. I'm so excited to look at it here in a few. I was thinking if nothing came of this post I was going to contact you privately and maybe you and I could set something up together, but this is even better. No work required! :)
pinska
Feb. 6th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
Maybe it would be worthwhile to check in with a journaling-related domain and see if they would be open to hosting a message board or have members post material on the blog.

My first thought is JournalingSaves.com - she has great information, but her posting seems to have lost steam. This would be content generation for her and a non-Facebook way for people to still connect. May be worth a shot.

We also have an Embodiment photo stream already existing at Flickr that could act as more of a conversation area, too.
alexandrawolff
Feb. 7th, 2013 08:43 am (UTC)
As a couple of people said, I'm one of those who appart from tumblr, I'm not really anywhere on the interwebz except for livejournal (and tumblr, and veeeery occasionally pinterest). So I would keep the community going here, just my 2 cents.
Like somebody mentioned, since my journal is text only (ok, every blue moon I'll paste a pic or two) and most of it is super personal/private, I lack the creativity to come up with reasons to post here, since I feel my journal is repetitive. But!! I really would love to challenge myself to think of content for posts here. Seriously, I would LOOOOOVE to have bursts of creativity, those I used to have where posts would simply show up in my imagination. Nowadays for me it's not a matter of not being on lj enough (I lurk everyday), it's a matter of lack of ideas/creativity outside of my "real life". So yeah, I'll go make my morning coffee now and exercise my openness to creative bursts haha :)
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