Time to take the plunge and make a post again.
Every so often, usually months or years between, I swing past Everything2 again and read stuff. This time, I've been reading the day logs every 1-3 days for the last month. There seems to be less day logs these days when compared to back in my day, and I think I read somewhere during the last month that there's less regular users these days. I have no yard stick for measuring that; most of the familar faces I remember do not seem to be active anymore. Possibly, they lurk quietly, occasionally, much like I do, and probably in different months and years.
As usual, I yet again get inspired to start noding once more. I fire up my draft page, then sit there, typing nothing, no clue in my brain as to what to type. Nothing interesting enough for a daily log comes to mind at that moment. Nothing I have in-depth knowledge about for an info node. No desire to spend a long time researching & learning a topic thoroughly to then node for the future. What few topics I do think of turn out to usually be covered by others already. As for non-information nodes, philosophical musings are so hit or miss with readers, and therefore more likely to die. Same for fiction. On the internet, I keep my opinions close to me like secrets, so as not to attract ire from far-reaching people with different thoughts to mine. It is easier to stay in the background and let others take the spotlight.
Then, too, the flavour of Everything2 has changed since I first signed up, and what was once held to be a good or common style node is not always considered good now. Upon poking at my user page, settings, and scratchpad a few weeks ago, I was shocked at some of my old nodes that had been deleted. Sure, some deserved to die, but according to my now outdated standards, there were a decent amount I thought belonged. So were I to start noding again, I would need to recalilbrate myself to right here, right now.
I retain my love of pipelinks.