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Random: Permanent Accounts 
15th-Jan-2006 02:04 am
Poop. Was anyone else surprised to hear in LiveJournal's end-of-the-year summary that they had had a one-day sale of permanent accounts back in June? That would have been fabulous to take advantage of.

Yes, I know this was days ago. I'm still catching up on three weeks of email from traveling. Or catching up on pointlessly griping about such.
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15th-Jan-2006 08:50 am (UTC)
Hey man,

Speaking of being behind in my mail, thanks for the Christmas Card! It was odd to start to be in a "post-holidays" mindset when I got back the other day from Wyoming and to find all these Christmas cards and notes: a bit like an unexpected musical reprise. Anyway, loved the proverb!

Yes, LJ time-management can be tricky at times, I've found, but I think that the "exercise" has been worth it. I started it mostly just as a way of being able "blaze a trail" of what I was reading theologically because I've found it useful in times past when I've journaled to go back occasionally and see where I've been. It's like how I've found over the years that reading old mail was like reading a biography someone had written on you: there were things you saw about yourself that could actually take you by surprise. I didn't expect to meet people through LJ in the way that I have, and even count as friends people I've yet to meet face-to-face, but I've come to value that correspondence, some of which is also professionally important to me as well.

Am I safe in assuming that this is pretty close to your experience, too? How long have you been doing this? I'd had an account for years that one of my former students had set up for me just so that I could keep tabs on her writing and her college adventures. That was also useful in following Nathaniel through his program at Blackfriars and becoming much stronger friends than we had been in South Bend. It wasn't until my second year here, 2003-2004, I think, that I suddenly realized I wanted to keep some kind of reading log and that the LJ account I already had would be the perfect way to do it.
16th-Jan-2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
I didn't read the year end thing, but I do recall the offer. I seem to recall it was $250 US. I considered it, but decided that in the end I couldn't afford it, and wasn't sure the benefits of a paid account outweighed the lack of then in a freebie account.

17th-Jan-2006 01:33 am (UTC)
Given that I decided to go "paid," though, and can easily foresee myself paying for the account year after year, it was quite a bargin. especially since it was a "high-end" paid account with bells and whistles I've not paid for....
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