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06 May 2008 @ 06:52 pm
What to do with an abandoned livejournal?  

Remember fashion_piranha

I've been wondering what to do with that journal lately.    I originally created it thinking that I would use it for my fashion sketches and designs, but ever since I switched back out of the FD major I haven't had a lot of that stuff to post.

Couple ideas for what to do with it:

- Use it for an art journal.  That would be great, but until I buy a new scanner I won't be able to post on it much.  Rather like now.
- Snarky fashion commentary.  (I just don't have the heart to be so snarky tho'.)
- Daily freewrite blog.  Ten minutes of whatever happens to pop into my head, an exercise my fiction-writing teacher highly recommends.  Of course, isn't that what I have this journal for?
- Book journal.  This is actually the most plausible use for the journal.  I read quite a bit and having a centralized place to post my reviews would be helpful.  But my "reviews" are so ridiculously unhelpful and scattered that I don't think anyone else would want to read them.
(Of course, fashion_piranha never had a particularly high reader count anyway, so what difference would it make.)
- Daily photo journal.  Force myself to take a photograph every day.  Wouldn't be a bad idea, but I like the art journal, I lack a piece of technology to make this plausible.  In this case, I have an old digital camera but not the flashcard reader or USB cord - I'm not even sure which piece I need - to get the photos off the camera.  This would be easily fixed if I would just take the time to do it.

While I'm thinking about hardware, software and peripherals that I lack, I need a free web editor so I can get back onto Makaiju.net and at least change it so that it no longer directs to MySpace.  Any recommendations, techie people?
oilofjoyoilofjoy on May 7th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
My thoughts...
Oooh, I like the daily photo idea! I've actually decided to do something like that, but only one photo-a-week. :)

I also like the "snarky fashion commentary" idea! You could also add other fashion tips, ideas, and later sketches once you have a scanner.
jeanniejeannietran on May 7th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
what do you mean, "don't have the heart to be so snarky"???
Suzik00kaburra on May 7th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
I guess I have some heart for it :-p I just don't know that I have the same energy to put into following the runway trends as I used to. I mean, do I really need a whole separate journal to post pictures of Chanel 08 and say "Pretty. Pretty. Ugly. Fugly."

But if I get the digital camera squared away (and other than sheer laziness there's no reason I can't do that) people watching could become a fabulous new hobby. What's a trend I really hate right now?
jeanniejeannietran on May 7th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Those shapeless shirts that cinch at the chest and then flow down... also know as "boob curtains." Smock-like dresses with tights.

I'll think of more later.
whimsicalbeauwhimsicalbeau on May 9th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
What she means is that she doesn't have the heart to be snarky PUBLICLY. She has no problem being snarky around us.

I like the art/photo/ten minutes writing thing. Do all of them. You should have to do one of those three things every day or at least every other day. Missed days need to be made up for by extra content.