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Jan. 16th, 2013 | 11:02 am
location: Granby Library, Colorado
mood: Irritable
music: Frank Sinatra
posted by: jaymieellen in crazy_academics

Dear readers,
I am a little diappointed in the lack of mayhem on this site in general. Where is all the activity?

Anyway-I recently received a letter from my son's medicaid providers that as his guardian, I have access to mental health services. I cried tears of joy upon reading this. Things could really change for the better, very soon.

How is this Winter treating everyone? (YUCK!-so ready for summer)
-Jayms<3

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tiny lobsters are tearing this nation apart

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from: arctowardthesun
date: Jan. 16th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
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You do realize that LJ is a dying site, right?

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jaymieellen

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from: jaymieellen
date: Jan. 16th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Obviously, I just don't understand why. I suppose most people are not consistent bloggers or readers for that matter. Just a little disappointing as I feel this is an exceptional resource toward topics of interest. Althought right about now I am wishing LJ had a 'draft' feature. More than once the page has reset or ive accidentally clicked a link and lost an entire entry.



Infuriating.

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in_excelsis_dea

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from: in_excelsis_dea
date: Jan. 16th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Well, LJ does sometimes save an in-progress post and ask you next time you try to post sometimes if you want to restore it...

The issue with LJ is that it ticked a lot of people off several years ago, and then did so again about a year or so ago. Dreamwidth is one competitor that a lot of people now use instead (though often enough they cross-post personal entries -- you can't do that with community entries, though). And in the last year or so, Tumblr has gotten incredibly popular. Tumblr can be great, but there's something about it that I don't like and I can't really put a finger on it. A lot of the disability/mental health posters have moved there, and there is some great stuff posted, but I dislike how it's hard to search for things, and tagging can be complicated -- you have to sort through a lot more pointless stuff than you do on LJ to find accounts that post stuff you want. There's also no community format; generally, someone starts a tumblr and only they (or a few added mods) can post to it. A good general mental illness Tumblr is Mental Illness Mouse, which functions not only as a meme but also a general ask-blog, and they also link to a lot of other good mental health blogs, if you want a starting point of somewhere to poke around.

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Christine

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from: kisekileia
date: Jan. 18th, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
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I don't understand Tumblr. How do you comment on other people's posts, or read comments? Do you seriously have to go to other people's Tumblr sites to see what they say about the post you're reading? Whenever I click "notes" on a post, they're all just "Person X reblogged this." I don't understand how it's possible to actually have a discussion on one page with this format.

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in_excelsis_dea

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from: in_excelsis_dea
date: Jan. 18th, 2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
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To be honest, I'm not completely sure myself. I know that some people have commenting enabled, but most times, yes, you do have to "reblog" a post to comment on it, and to read that comment, people have to go to your account, though usually the first few lines will show up on the original post (think like that LJ Pinger bot when it tells you your post has been referenced somewhere). But yes, it does get incredibly confusing and I have no idea how to enable commenting myself.

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Lucreza Borgia

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from: lucrezaborgia
date: Jan. 16th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
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This coming semester will be my last...and I am scared shitless!

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evilgerbil

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from: evilgerbil
date: Jan. 17th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
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I just graduated and it will be a few years before grad school, so this site isn't really applying to me at the moment. I also imagine the semester is starting up for some people and they're getting adjusted to school. My former school is still on break until the end of January.

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jaymieellen

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from: jaymieellen
date: Jan. 17th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Hey everyone,
Thanks for your replies! I found them encouraging and resourceful!

I am aware of the many different options for mental health social networking, thank you for the info! I only chose LJ because I have the most experience with it and figured the less new navigation, the better.

Also, graduation is a good point. :P
College is college wherever you go.

Hope all is well.
<3

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Jen

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from: lonelyinheaven
date: Jan. 19th, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Adding to what others have said, this community isn't one for random/socializing posts. People post here when they're having an issue and need help, otherwise it's pretty quiet.

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jaymieellen

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from: jaymieellen
date: Jan. 21st, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Sorry-I have zero experience with Tumblr. Doesn't sound ideal for social networking given the layout.

Edited at 2013-01-21 07:50 pm (UTC)

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