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some wonderings: real names / commenting methods

What would I do without my paid account? (this is locked so only I can see the answers 'cause of the first question)

Poll #426165 real names / commenting

what's the name you go by in person (not online)?

what is your commenting method?

I try to respond to everything, even if I'm just typing *huggles*
I comment whenever I'm intrigued by a post.
I comment whenever I have something that simply must be said; I usually contemplate but don't comment.
I only comment on picture posts.
I never comment.

I've been thinking on my own methods lately... I always read, often reflect, but rarely comment. Even if the post makes me stop and really consider, I might not comment. And then I realized that I love comments (except... the huggles ones) and probably everyone else does too, so even commenting that something made me laugh out loud would probably brighten someone's moment, at least, and is therefore worth doing. But I have yet to really implement this philosophy; I think the only way I'll be able to do it is if I determine that I will respond to every post, and then allow myself to make exceptions for some that I really have no thoughts on.

feelings: curious
sounds: the Benjamin Gate: "Give It Up"
connecting: ,

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kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
hey, when did you change your lj's name?? musta been recent. very cool =)
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
thanks for noticing -- I changed it yesterday. ;-)
aswirlymatrix ══╣lj╠══
I also comment depending on how well I know the person. If it is someone I am close to online or off, I tend to comment a lot, even when it's a silly comment. When it is someone I don't know well, I will only comment when I have something decent to say.
stevenkyle09 ══╣╠══
I was probably too quick to remove you from my friends list. I changed journals (it's the slightest of changes if you didn't notice) and I decided to add you again. So, add me back if you decide you want to.
writer_lilies ══╣╠══
I'm usually pretty nanchalant about people commenting in my journal unless someone (human or pet) close to me has died, I don't feel my best mentally and could use some encouragement, or, and this is the top one that annoys me, I post my writing and no one has anything to say.
ravensfeather ══╣BrightEyes╠══
I post... usually only when I have something to say. I read most every entry of my friends, but... I am lazy, and usually just respond to the ones that intrigue me, or that I have something to say to, etc... that kind of thing. I don't comment just to comment... If I was a bit less lazy, I probably would though. :)
isiss ══╣╠══
i don't comment on everyone even if i feel a desire to...

and just to say about your music mood - i LOVE the benjamin gate...they are awesome.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
yes they ARE! Did you ever see them in concert?
isiss ══╣╠══
i have not seen them in concert. I've only heard their CD's...which I love. I can only imagine that they are incredible live. You have seen them live then?
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
six times... I went on a 13-hour road trip to see their last show! They were awesome live... I really hope they do a reunion tour in a few years.
isiss ══╣╠══
wow - that's dedication! :-) impressive. I only recently (in the past six months or so) learned of their existance...so...I never had an oppurtunity to see them. Maybe if they get together again I'll try and find 'em.
phoenixdreaming ══╣women╠══
Mmm, old polls. This is a great way to look at commenting - I don't think I could ever comment on /everything/ (though I could possibly comment on everything by certain people), but defaulting to 'say something' and making /not/ saying something the exception seems like a clever way to change one's thinking. Did you find that this worked at all, if you can remember?

And I hope you don't find it strange (and if you do and mind, I'll certainly stop!) but I started reading through your old entries this week. Largely because I want to really open myself to friendships (instead of staying closed and paranoid and threatened) and true friendship's been such a strong theme for you that I wanted to see where you came from, how you got to where you are. Though it looks like while you've changed and developed yourself so much, the core of you has always been very fiercely bright, warm, welcoming of friendship. There's still a whole lot I can learn from you. I'm looking for the bellows to air my own fire within.
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