Thursday, October 7, 2004

Remember when we use to get 0 comments?

          

           

      I spent a little time last night and again this morning reading the oldest entries from some of my favorite J-Land writers, it was great. I wish I would have thought of it when we were locked in the house with nothing to do through out the hurricanes.

     I started with SloMo, Albert, Freepeace, Krobbie, Ann in Florida, Chance and Jersey Girl, (all found in my sidebar). I highly recommend trying this.

     You would be amazed at the jewels of information you can pick up from the very artistic and talented writers here. I think I will continue reading old entries and leaving comments (I hate seeing 0 comments)as time permits, for now, back to the real world. 

     Happy Thursday everybody.

                 *** Coy ***

    

 Entry Update- I just have to tell you that I have had so much fun with this today. I have not stopped laughing since I got home from work at the hilarious comments and E-mails I've recieved from you guy's when you found out that someone had been snooping around reading your early entries that you wrote before you knew anyone was reading. Thank all of you.

 

15 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Oh, I remember it so well. So disheartened I was. Almost gave up.  Just today someone said she was giving up but thanks to Stuart of Specimen Days journal, some of us went there and left comments so hope she stays.  Trouble is, people have to get to know that you are out there.

sharkie412 said...

Its interesting to watch how the experts started out their journals. I've gone back in the history of quite a few of them. Its fun times. :)

geminiwilder said...

How nice of you to go out and eradicate people's ' 0 comments ' .  it's like a random act of kindness thing!   you're sweet!  

~phinney

derasta said...

I've done that with some of my favorite journals too, go right to the very beginning and read all the way thru...I love your graphic!

http://journals.aol.com/derasta/ADayInTheLife

judithheartsong said...

yes, a very good idea and great journals! judi

slowmotionlife said...

You know what I find most interesting?  Some of those opening entries, the entries in which you question whether or not anyone will ever read them, the entries in which you find yourself really writing for YOURSELF, those are some of the best entries most people have written.  Something changes your writing when you realize people are watching, I think.  

I really need to go back in more journals and read those opening entries.  I think I'll start with yours.  ::smile::

dbaumgartner said...

What I really like to do is read the earlier entries in a journal and compare them to the current ones. It's amazing to see how a journal can evolve from a simple initial entry to a sharing of all sorts of things.  I know my journal has evolved tremendously.  It's fun to learn as much as we can about our J-Land friends.

cneinhorn said...

LOL Coy, you might have started something here!  I was thrilled to see a comment from you from way back then!  I number my entries so I'm almost at 100 entries now, and there you were back at #1!  I'm gonna start this too, soon!  
We're going to Greyhounds Reach the Beach, I'll be back next week to write about it and visit again, I"m smelling photo ops galore at this event that I must not miss!
;-)

PS: don't you just love Chance's Journal, I think you might be new to that one.  Such a treat to visit there, she's a gifted writer.    

~JerseyGirl

sonensmilinmon said...

I love the graphic above.  Very nice, did you create it?  I've read a few of the first entries to a couple of journals.  I might have to go back and start reading a few more.  I doubt I'd even realize if anyone commented in an older entry as I don't get the alerts for comments.  

Monica

danielled1 said...

What a fabulous idea!!  You CAN learn a lot from reading what people wrote before they knew they had readers...

Danielle

http://journals.aol.com/danielled1/Everybodyknows/


stacy1tbkl said...

I still can't believe I DO get comments. It amazes me on a daily basis.
Whether I get ONE or 10....or more...I get  happy !!
Makes me smile.

STacy

ann7inflorida said...

Hugs to you Coy!!! You are one VERY COOL chick! : )

krobbie67 said...

It was quite the treat to find you snooping in my closet. But, quite humbling too. I know how much whining I did in the beginning. I almost cringe at the thought of someone reading my earlier stuff. Ha, especially my mom now that she found my journal. There are a few entries back there that she might not find favorable. I also learned how awful my archives look due to all the updates by AOL the formatting is a mess. I think I'll spend some time cleaning it up and combining the multi-part entries that were made due to word limits.

I've read a few journaler's archives myself. It's neat to see the progression someone makes over time in their life and their creativity. :-) ---Robbie

lamove04 said...

Very sneaky of you Coy, LOL... I had fun being snooped.  --Albert  

realitycheckmco said...

Hey there. You know, I laugh at the coment thing. It's great to have someone feel moved to comment on what you write from time to time. However, those that seem to live for it scare me. When you start writing in order to solicit a following, you are basically pandering to the old clique of popularity.
It's never been my goal. If someone wants to comment, great. If not, that's ok too. I write for myself. If I wanted to be popular, I'd go apeshit crazy and do a journal that focused on Fairies in the Magic Kindom or something.
Michael