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Friends list trimming

See, I don't know how to do this stuff, except just to do it and hope it works out. Seems like everybody's doing it...

I've been overwhelmed on a few fronts lately. Among them, I've had way more friends listed on LJ than I can really keep up with reading or commenting on—I've tried default views and such, but they aren't helping. So I've done a massive cutback of a full third of my listed friends (from around 180 to around 120). And I may still add and subtract; I'm just trying this out.

If you've been removed, please don't take offense or feel like you have to do anything at all. I write relatively few protected posts, so you won't miss much if you still read. And I will probably still read many of your journals separately from my friends list, and may add some back (I'm new at this). If you'd like me to be more involved in your life than you think I will be without you on my daily list, please let me know that!

Thanks for understanding. There are many times I wish I didn't have limits, but that's the road to idolatry.

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Out of 60+ journals that I unsubscribed from today, I have no doubt that two or three among them have Roman Catholic authors. There are, however, many I continue to subscribe to on my list (four come to mind immediately), as well as many other stripes of faith and not, Christian and not. Likewise, I unsubscribed from journals authored by friends from my own denomination. So as far as I am aware, this wasn't a factor.

I hope to continue to count others as friends regardless of whether I continue to subscribe to their journals. If this is impossible, there seems little a man of my limits can do but accept that, too.

sorry and why

of course sorry for the slightly irritable
response...you know you quoted often from
oswald chambers and he was one of my mother's
favorite writers especially at a period in
her Christian life...and amy carmichael at
this time espeically so I always felt well
this is something good ...
anyway it is not a disaster, but that is why
I will miss it...but you are in every way
right...
blessings
+Seraphim

Re: sorry and why

You are very, very welcome to keep me on if you wish! Please don't see my decision as a desire on my part for you to remove me from your list. My decisions were only connected to my inability to keep up as I'd like, not any desire to push anyone away who'd like to read and/or comment.

(Though I respect it, I've never quite understood when friends are immediately reciprocally removed after a cut, unless the person has really been waiting for some kind of permission to remove the other friend.)

And thank you, for bringing yourself to this, even in these few comments. It is immesurably valuable.
the reason why I have made it a rule
to reciprocate when removed by someone is
because I have thought I owed it to the
rather large number of people who read my
journal to read theirs as much as possible
(when there is solid writing,as I noted in a
deleted because I posted too many in this
little business I do not read memes and
rants etc)but I dont know...maybe I will
add yours back, in any case it is no great
thing I talk too much sometimes
sorry again
+Seraphim