||[Jun. 27th, 2006|10:37 am]
I hate it when people delete their journals. It's so sudden and final. One day there's bustle and chatter; the next day the site is empty and ploughed with salt.|
So, kharin andhernewshoes, if by any chance you're reading this, I'd like you to know that I miss you.
I don't remember there being an explanation. And now it's too late to go back and see if there was.
He did post a message last week saying he was going to delete. Just tired of LJ, I think.
Thanks. I obviously missed that.
You may (or may not) be interested in kharinphotos
Though it's not a diary (unless you made private entries), it seems to me that the main purpose of the journal is for its owner; onlookers may be welcome but it's not a "publication" as such. Still, I don't get the "delete it" vs "just leave it unused for a while" thing, either.
I'll go look at those two sites.
I suppose I do see LJ as being a publication of sorts (after all some journals have a readership equal to or greater than that of a small lit-mag)but obviously it's the writer's privilege to delete.
Still, I would prefer it if disused journals remained in existence.
I'm hoping it's a temporary thing. That she'll think better of it and return.
I remember she'd been discussing wanting to cut out distractions so she could write fiction, so perhaps she did it for a good, beneficial reason (even though I'd rather still have her journal around).
She has obviously had a bit of a love-hate relationship with LJ.
Ah well, I hope she'll reconsider.
I have to admit that I don't quite understand the deleting the whole journal thing. Taking a break from posting for a while, yes. Being too busy to post, yes. Deleting a post that one has, on calm reflection, thought better of, possibly. But suddenly wiping out everything that has gone before, no. Though I suppose people must have their reasons.
I guess one might suddenly come to hate everything one had written- and want to destroy it the way one burns an old diary.
But an LJ isn't just a diary. It has readers.