Monday, January 26, 2004

Unfriendly?

Just a little note to all the folks out there who must think I'm being terribly unsocial.

I've received an invite or two to join some journalling groups.  I've inevitably been honored by the request (since it means someone is reading me and wants my company - or, at the very least, has found me on some Master List of AOL Journals and gone to the trouble of writing).   So, y'know, I'm touched.  Insert the standard Sally Field impersonation here.

The thing is, I've always declined the request, and will continue to do so.  This for the simple reason that I have a very limited amount of time to devote to journals, and that time gets allocated first and foremost to writing entries in this journal; and, secondarily, to reading other journals.

Fact is, I barely have the time to do that.  I still haven't updated my "other journals" links, and I've fallen down on reading other journals I like (usually having one big weekly catch-up session, rather than reading daily).  I just haven't the time to chat or read messages about the journalling experience - I have to just hunker down and make with the experience of journalling.

This is not to say that I decline the friendships and casual acquaintance-ships I'm made in the AOL-J community, nor am I opposed to forming others.  It's just that I'm not looking for another construct in which to form those relationships.  I'm just a happy little journal-writer and journal-reader.   Adding another layer of discussion on top of that might be a worthy endeavor, but it isn't something I've got the time for now.

2 comments:

grodygeek said...

Seems fair to me. People take things to personally. Don't worry about it NZ. Gordy

andreakingme said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. I jointed the B2B Group way back when, but I've never made chat. Ken's likely to kill me just for trying.

NZ, you just keep doing what you're doing. And hang in there. You write well and your sense of humor shines through. That's why I'm here and that's why I'll continue to read you.