can't start it like a car can't stop it with a gun (gretchencb) wrote,
can't start it like a car can't stop it with a gun
gretchencb

OH HAY WHERD ALL UR STUFF GO.

Hey, I'm going friends-locked for a while. I've been pretty free with my life to the intarwebs at large for a while, but I'm thinking it's time for a change, you know, for funsies. I started to go back through my archives and selectively lock entries, but after about ten of those, I realized that it was going to take forever, and I just don't have time in my schedule today for forever. So.

If you're a lurker with an LJ account and you want to keep reading, leave me a comment and I'll add you.

If you're a lurker without an LJ account, you can sign up for one for free, leave me a comment, and I'll add you.

If you're a lurker without an LJ account who wants to read about my exciting life but doesn't want to bother signing up for an account for whatever reason, let me know and I'm sure we can work something out.

It's all about the content control, baby!
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plz to not be locking me out
I didn't do a friends cut, I just did a mass edit to make all my entries friends-locked. You should still be able to view everything, let me know if you can't!
I know! I just want to reiterate that I would be sorely disappointed if I couldn't read your words.

I did a mass-locking about a year ago, and I think it's worked out quite well for me. I'm no longer paranoid that my students are going to stumble onto me ranting about vaginas or talking about how many mouthgasms a restaurant induced.

Also, I curse a lot.
I find it strangely relaxing so far, not quite sure why.
because you can say anything you want and not have it come back to you probably.



FUCK YOU, STUDENT WHO NEEDS TO TAKE A SHOWER. WHY DON'T YOU JUST TAKE A SHOWER?
Mmm, but I've been locking entries like that for a while anyhow. But with all of them locked? It feels like I just took my pants off in a roomful of people who aren't going to judge my thighs.
::disregards urge to make a pass at her thighs::

Pants-off and friends-locked is the way to be
hahaha I've taught that student
OH NOES! DON'T CUT ME!

I went back and did the mass locking of entries last fall. Most of my old entries are now private, because it was much easier than manually editing all of the entries with the 5 million filters I use.
I didn't do a friends cut, I just did a mass edit to change all my public entries to friends-locked. You should still be able to view everything, let me know if you can't!
It seems that if an entry was filtered before, it continues to be filtered. So don't worry, no one will read about our secret love affair. Oh, shit. Oops.
If you delete a filter, everything on that filter will go to private, which is what I did. I also made everything public into friends-only, and everything friends-only that was more than a year old is now filtered for just those people.

Yes, it is possible to live a fulfilling life despite crippling paranoia.
I wish I knew what you guys were talking about ( I wonder what I have to cook to get Chris up here to figure this out?)
I think they're worried that I'm removing people from my friends list, which I'm not. I just changed all of my entries that were previously public to friends-locked, so only people on my friends list can read them. No big deal, as long as you're signed in on LJ when you look at my journal, you should still be able to read everything!
explain to my mom what "friends-locked" means
Okay, done.
I would guess fried chicken and cheap wine
don't you just want to eat that icon?

we are the tasty icon family
"Friends-locked" means that only people you have listed as a friend on LJ can read the entry. When you post an entry, you can choose if you want the entry to be public (so anyone who happens across it can read it), friends-locked (so just the people on your friends list can read it), or private (so only you can read it). You can also filter your friends list into "custom groups" so only certain people on your friends list can read it.

Clear as mud, right?
Hi! Friend me? (You "know" me already, I promise! This is just a new lj account.)
YES YES YES. Done and done!
Heh heh. :)