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Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say 
4th-Jan-2008 04:15 pm
Tao of Rayne
As you can probably tell, I still haven't run out of things to say. I am starting on a new adventure, a new direction, in the New Year. There are so many exciting and new things that are happening in my life that I want to share with everyone. Coincidentally (or not so coincidentally) this brings me to the next goal.

Goal #3 for 2008: Blog More, Meme Less.

Near the end of 2007 I spent some time looking over the posts I had made during the prior year. It was amazing to me that I had written quite a few entries and yet said so little about myself. I answered this quiz, posted that meme, and frequently had a word of the day but there seemed to be almost nothing about me — what I learned that day, or saw, or experienced, or thought. Mostly there were gaps of nothingness.

So I began to clean things up. I deleted most of the quizzes and memes and words of the day, leaving only my posts behind. That made it quite evident that in reality I was saying nothing. That had to change.

First I created an LJ community for the words of the day, accessible to everyone who was interested in reading them. (If you still want to receive the words of the day, go to my new community forgttn_english and join up! I would love for everyone to become members!)

Then at the start of the New Year, I began making a post every day to my blog. Something about me. Something that would give people an idea about the person who was writing these words. Everyone has a story to tell and for some reason I came up with many excuses why I shouldn't tell mine. That didn't exactly make sense for someone with a blog.

I can't say that I won't take any more quizes or fill out memes — I just want to take the time to say more important things — to talk and express myself better in this format.

And there you have it. For once I'm not making an entry late at night. Unfortunately it does not mean that I'll be going to bed earlier tonight. Friday is Movie Night where a group of us get together and watch either the latest episode of Doctor Who or Torchwood — or a bad movie. Tonight is extra special because we'll be doing a Secret Santa gift exchange and a fun game to play with a bad movie! It'll be cool.

Until next time!
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