deardetective said: whoah, I relate to this too. I’ve been having this weird nostalgia / longing for the internet of the late 90s/early 00s (my teenage years. Livejournal was EVERYTHING.)
i miss livejournal a lot. i made genuine friends on there, people who are still friends long after we all abandoned our journals. i’m not saying i don’t like the tumblr community, but it just seemed easier to make more meaningful friendships on livejournal, i guess because writing long personal diary entries was encouraged and you could get to know someone a lot easier that way. but i might just be saying that because i’m getting older and finding it harder to adapt to new systems. there are plenty of people on tumblr who seem to have no trouble connecting with others.