Mea Culpa

Mar. 24th, 2009 12:41 pm
rj_anderson: (Wayfarer - Timothy)
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It has come to my attention that many good people deplore the practice of exporting one's Twitter updates to LiveJournal. I can see the justice of this, and shall desist forthwith.

And I will try to have some new actual LJ content soon. Today should be my last day of revisions on Wayfarer, Lord willing! Or at least, until my editor gets back to me with the next round of changes...

Date: 2009-03-24 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaz-mahoney.livejournal.com
*feels guilty*
*checks calendar for time of the month*

You should totally do what YOU want with your LJ. Um...you should, and that's obvious to me now. It doesn't mean everyone has to do the same or would be inclined to. But it's your space to use as you see fit.

*kicks self*

Sorry... :(

Date: 2009-03-24 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaz-mahoney.livejournal.com
Oh, and on a positive note: Yay! Good luck with finishing revisions. :)

Date: 2009-03-24 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
Oh, no need to apologize! It wasn't just you, in any case; it's been a bunch of people over a period of weeks, who weren't meaning to speak to me directly at all, and I'd been having misgivings about the whole Twitter-to-LJ thing anyway.

Date: 2009-03-24 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaz-mahoney.livejournal.com
Well, it's still up to you - it's not a big deal. I am just grumpy today. Okay, who am I trying to kid? I have been grumpy for the last few weeks. *g*

Anyway! When I was speaking on M's blog, I was talking more about people who have crazy-long lists of tweets. I'm not kidding when I say one person's took up half of one page on my f-list... Hehe... Which totally doesn't apply to you. FWIW.

Date: 2009-03-24 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shveta-thakrar.livejournal.com
I didn't see your post on this, love, but you're not the only one who felt like Twitter should stay on Twitter (no offense, Rebecca!). As someone said below, it's like being privy to half a conversation, and I'd be on Twitter if I wanted to read it.

Date: 2009-03-24 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaz-mahoney.livejournal.com
Shveta, you're such a sweetie. *hugs*

I only commented in response to someone else's comment on a completely different post elsewhere (where they were asking for general opinions on Twitter - so it went off-topic somewhat!). Hehe... But you know what? I should've just stayed out of it in the first place. :)

Date: 2009-03-24 05:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ewein2412
If I deplored anybody's livejournal technique I would NEVER say so! but I confess I'm less likely to read tweets than a real journal entry. I'm not sure why.

Date: 2009-03-24 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mistraltoes.livejournal.com
I rarely read Twitter posts, but I've heard that there's a way to have them automatically show up behind a cut, so that your friends have a choice whether or not to read them.

Date: 2009-03-24 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lydaclunas.livejournal.com
I actually like Twitter updates on LJ. That way I get everything convenient in one place.

Date: 2009-03-24 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcamy.livejournal.com
I agree. I don't use Twitter, so I like being able to see what people are posting elsewhere.

Date: 2009-03-24 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] izhilzha.livejournal.com
I object less to your Twittering than some others', because you're a mom and a writer, and at least with Twitter I have some idea of what's going on with you! :)

(Hooray for finishing revisions!)

Date: 2009-03-24 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarah-prineas.livejournal.com
Oh please, let it be so!!

Hope you're feeling better, too.

Date: 2009-03-24 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tinpra.livejournal.com
Aww, I'm going to miss the Twitter updates. :-\

Date: 2009-03-24 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoebox2.livejournal.com
As per above, I don't really mind what you do with your own LJ - especially since you have an excuse in being so busy. It's a nice way to get the dispatches from the front, so to speak. :)

But the random tweeting does tend to feel a little impersonal, or at least directed to persons who rather pointedly aren't the majority of the readers. Which I can see being a little awkward on a community-based blogsite.

Date: 2009-03-24 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newport2newport.livejournal.com
Your blog is yours; your content, your decision. I'm always glad to see what you're up to, no matter what you post to an entry! I'm not a personal fan of Twitter, but I'll defend to the death your right to tweet. :)

I sure wouldn't want you to think that I was in any way passing judgment on those who choose to import Twitter into their blogs!!! I was just wondering how I, as a reader, might respond to the tweets themselves. If you felt criticized by my questions, I am truly and deeply sorry, and I apologize.

Date: 2009-03-24 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
Oh, no, I didn't think your post was in any way criticizing or judgmental! And I didn't think any of the commenters were out of line, either. It's just that the whole discussion sort of confirmed some thoughts/concerns that I'd been having myself, and helped me to decide what I should do.

I have honestly NEVER read anything on your blog that offended me, Melodye. If you ever did say anything mean or hypercritical I would probably keel over from sheer surprise. :)

Date: 2009-03-24 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sartorias.livejournal.com
Well, I don't deplore 'em but I don't read 'em, either.

Good luck on that revision!

Date: 2009-03-24 08:47 pm (UTC)
kerravonsen: Jenny: all things new (all-things-new)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
Yay!

Sorry, but I'm going to be unequivocally happy about this, and in no way guilty, because I didn't mention tweets at all. But they got pretty confusing when it was obvious that they were showing one half of a conversation, to which we were not privy to the other half.

Date: 2009-03-24 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shveta-thakrar.livejournal.com
Thank you for this. I wish more people understood. :)

Good luck with the revisions! I can't wait to hear how they go.

*goes back to writing herself*

Date: 2009-03-25 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cette-vie.livejournal.com
Um, same as to what most people have said about it totally being your call what goes on your LJ and how Twitter updates can be nice sometimes. But it is infinitely nicer to see your written entries, and unless you're really close to someone who's Twittering @you and about things you know about, it's less fun because you're just not in the loop.

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