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sebastienne From: sebastienne Date: April 12th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of the reasons that I prefer keeping up with people through LJ to almost any other method is the lack of expectation. An email *demands* a reply; an invitation to the pub *demands* that I be feeling chatty & sociable at a given time; and don't evenget me started on phone calls. Eurgh. So I like LJ, where I can drop out for a few weeks when things are busy and I don't have time to keep up, where other people can drop in and out of my life with the archive there for them to catch themselves up if they want to, but no obligation to. Just recently I recruited a friend from school into the burlesque group through this method!

So I really can't see anybody judging you for popping up in their trivial comment threads after a period of absence. But I can totally see the logic of why you might not want to - back when I was having trouble with social anxiety I definitely wouldn't have been able to manage it - and maybe drifting apart from these people is OK, too. The gods know I've done enough of that with people I thought I'd know forever.

After all, it is always possible to meet exciting new people! :)
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