Decluttering

I seem to have come around to anoth­er cycle of declut­ter­ing, get­ting my pri­or­i­ties straight, etc. I feel that I’ve been a lit­tle stalled for a month or two, and that it’s time to move for­ward again. So I’ve been think­ing about how I spend my time.

Actu­al­ly, my body has been telling me in more and more intru­sive ways that I’m spend­ing entire­ly too much time sit­ting at this PC, and I need to make bet­ter use of the time that I do spend here. That means less time on LJ, and more on writ­ing and school and so on.

Yes, that means that I’m remov­ing some peo­ple from my friends list. I do wish they did­n’t call it that—I’d pre­fer some­thing like “sub­scrip­tion list” or “watch list” or what­ev­er. I’m drop­ping some com­mu­ni­ties and RSS feeds, as well, but hon­est­ly, most of my time on LJ is spent read­ing peo­ple’s entries, not on com­mu­ni­ties or RSS feeds. I don’t mind skim­ming them, but I feel com­pelled to read the entries of peo­ple on my friends list, period.

If I took you off that list, it says absolute­ly noth­ing about how I feel about you, how much I val­ue you, etc. It says noth­ing about what I think of your writ­ing or what­ev­er. It just means that I don’t have time to read the jour­nals of all the mar­velous peo­ple I’ve encoun­tered here in LJ land.

As I very sel­dom make any friends-only posts, this should­n’t real­ly affect any­one who wants to read my jour­nal. I don’t get offend­ed by peo­ple tak­ing me off their lists, so feel free to do so if you like.

Edit: Since some­one asked, I went from 267 friends to 135.

Cur­rent Mood: :-)peace­ful
Cyn is Katie's mom, Esther's Mémé, and a Support Engineer. She lives in the Atlanta area with her life partner, Rick, and their critters. She knits, does counted-thread needlework, reads, makes music, plays TTRPGs, and spends too much time online.
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