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Even though I don't come here very often anymore, and I don't know why that is*, I just renewed my paid account. I also don't know why that is.

I think it's the hope that someday, the warm community spirit of more-than-140-characters will come back to me, and to this place. It seems worth the thirty-five bucks to hang on to that hope for another year.

And I just saw this, which reminded me about my account expiry notice:

*it's at least in part, I suppose, because embedding other media here seems anachronistically iffy.
darkemeralds: Photo of an empty room with caption "Imagine an Empty Room" (Empty Room)
I'm slowly getting caught up with everyone on my reading lists--hello, everyone!--and it's been lovely, reading what people have been thinking and doing in the last couple of months, and having some online conversations again. I'm about a third of the way through my backlog and am committed to catching up and returning to daily reading, commenting and posting this week.

The punch list on my bedroom project still has about eight items on it. I finished one of them today.

Sliding Doors )


Jul. 3rd, 2013 08:45 pm
darkemeralds: Baby picture of DarkEm with title 'Interstellar Losers Club' and caption 'Proud Member' (Geekery)
1. Coffitivity, the app I mentioned the other day that provides café sounds, is turning out to be something of a small miracle for me. On low volume, through earphones, it's like prosthetic concentration. I've been able to read! Really focus without skipping around, something I thought had been lost to me forever.

I sense that my mind is mildly but actively tuning out the pleasant babble and somehow kind of sequestering itself in a narrower space, where focused work can take place. Not only have I been able to get through boring work materials, but I'm seven chapters into Mike Carey's The Devil You Know--the actual written version. I'm very pleased about this.

2. Six days off work started this evening. A couple of them will be spent down at Lincoln City on the coast with my good pal [personal profile] roseambr. We always have fun at the beach.

3. An editing job has come my way. No pay--it's a swap: my time and talent in exchange for credit and referrals as I try to launch a side business. The manuscript is a health program based on some very interesting dietary restrictions. It's passionately presented by the healthcare professional who has designed it, but she's not a writer. I can see a future for myself in ghostwriting, frankly.

4. Is this pingback function on LJ new? For the first time today, I got an email notification that someone had mentioned me in a LiveJournal post. I like it! I hope DW is considering something of the same kind.

I'm testing it again right now: [livejournal.com profile] emeraldsedai
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I just got a lovely virtual gift on LJ from [livejournal.com profile] lyrstzha, to say "Happy Spring!"

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] lyrstzha! And happy spring back to you!

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This is a test of Dreamwidth cross-posting. I'm giving some thought to moving all operations over there, and I want to see what crossposting looks like on LJ.

If you're on LJ, and in my flist, and if you feel like it, would you try leaving me a comment--particularly, how you feel about leaving a comment on DW via OpenID?

Thank you!

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