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The Magic in Death: an Illusion uncovered in the Thaw - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
The Magic in Death: an Illusion uncovered in the Thaw

I have to say, I rather enjoy devising super-Emo title for photos. I hear told that Flckr's Explore/Interestingness monkeys tend to reward long, cryptic titles.

And boobs. Wow, does Flickr Explore have a penis.

Or maybe it's just that men spend more time looking for sexy photos on Flickr?


I've been contemplating as of late how, exactly, to divide my LJ. I don't exactly section off things, I've never had an especially good method for doing so and it is only getting more muddled now essentially all posts have a photo attached.

The only thing that gets filtered at all is my Twitter export... but my Twitter account is public. So that's ultimately pointless.

I don't filter family or life posts because why should I hide any of that?

Photos are what I do so everyone should see that.

Maybe I just need to post photos and processing as one entry; Life and Stuff as another, filtered to people who would ether care - friends, relatives, people I like on LJ; and then... other? I don't know.

How do you filter your journals? Do people still bother with LJ or should I just fully transition to my WordPress and Portfolio site?

Does filtering matter? Am I only doing to foster a particular image - namely as some uber-special, aloof artist who only shows his photos to the world and the rest of you get to suffer my madness and terminally boring family posts and run-on sentences?

Help me LJ, you're my only hope.

Lastly, totally need to use my mood indicators more. Love those little icons.

Climbing through Corners
Let's debate what "self-portrait" means.

Burn Away the Snow
What? Yes, I'm sitting in the snow....

You finally made a Monkey out of Me.
I love you, Dr. Zaius.


Just Me

Today was WEIRD

I Love this Lamp

I'm going to try to start posting weekly recaps very Sunday.

Current Mood: melancholy headachey
Current Music: Our Lady Peace - Dirty Walls

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: March 10th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that last one makes me want to nibble your neck.

I've got nothing useful on filters, but I hope you don't stop using LJ... I likes it.
abmann From: abmann Date: March 10th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I already set up the WP to LJ export that alibee wrote (I think she wrote it).
assfingers From: assfingers Date: March 10th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree with everything except the nibbling part.
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kittydesade From: kittydesade Date: March 10th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't filter. Or f-lock. I feel like I"m one of the last people who doesn't do either. If people don't want to read my ramblings, there's the scroll bar and the down arrow.

Occasionally I'll f-lock writing for copyright purposes or if it's very personal, but only occasionally.
abmann From: abmann Date: March 10th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, you'd think that the scroll bar/button would solve a ton of issues. But people complain so much about lack of cuts and what not. INSANE.

I think the only reason I'd want to filter would be to present a "professional" feel to the random passerby. I don't know if sharing life details makes someone more likely to buy prints or book a shoot. It probably reduces the likelihood because it makes you more like friends than customer/photographer.

Or maybe I'm not booking shoots or selling prints because I'm simply not making it easy to do so? BAH!

lex_of_green From: lex_of_green Date: March 10th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lj good. Leaving lj sad.
If people are only interested in pictures, they don't need to read the words. Why not give 'em choice?

All my filters are for specific people, rather than for large groups.
abmann From: abmann Date: March 10th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man, I'd have like 300 checkboxes to click through. Then I'd never post. Ever.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: March 10th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Call me an old man, but I still find the whole separation of blog with work and play to be strange. Don't get me wrong, I can understand why, but I've been feeling stranger about the whole "selling yourself in a social network" thing these days, moreso with all these articles I keep reading about how your Facebook content can make the difference between keeping your job, getting a job, or getting laid off.

And I do enjoy your content on here, whether you believe it... or not.

I've noticed that my Flickr views tend to gravitate towards the women, so I think there's a lot more appreciation for the wimmenz on it than I'd care to believe. The more artistic stuff only gets noticed by people on my contact list.

Sadly, I'm one of the few people who still only look at Flickr stuff if it has a value to it I can't identify through replication, doesn't seem swamped in comments, and more likely than not involves animals of some sort.
alierakieron From: alierakieron Date: March 10th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I f-lock because I'm on the job market, and I need to control what's out there. Otherwise, I only filter a few things. Anything "public" I have pretty strict rules about what I say about my family, but sometimes you just gotta rant!
abmann From: abmann Date: March 10th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
So sad that a blog can make or break a job. My personal life != professional life.
abmann From: abmann Date: March 10th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it is so unfair that you can lose a job for posting controversial text or photos. OH NO! I drink on weekends occasionally! Burninated!

I totally agree with you re: art photos. Most of the favorites on my photos come from people who follow me and very rarely from communities or tag searches. Clearly, I need to friend the whole Flickr world.
jackshoegazer From: jackshoegazer Date: March 10th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't filter at all. I don't even really have friends-locked posts. Everything is public, which is probably stupid, but whatever. I don't think there's anything in there I wouldn't tell someone who asked anyway.

However, I see LJ as a public journal, which is waaaaay different than a "real blog" which I feel has certain standards or production expectations attached.
abmann From: abmann Date: March 10th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fair point regarding pro-blogs versus LJ.

What do you think about the divulging of personal info impacting sales? Do you think it helps or hurts?
wytchelf From: wytchelf Date: March 11th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
agreed with Fox that necks are wonderful and nibbly, yours is no exception!!
lipsoflove From: lipsoflove Date: March 11th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you leave LJ, I will be the saddest puppy that you ever did see.
Also, I'm all about story behind the art. All of the artists/photogs/musicians that I follow anywhere all have personal things written along with their art.

I definitely seek out the connection between personality and creativity.
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