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Friending Frenzy Time!

It’s that time! I'm hosting another friending frenzy!

Let’s shake lj up a little and have a friending frenzy! Many of us are unhappy with the dust bunnies floating around lj communities as well as the general quietness of lj. So if you’re looking for some new friends, here’s the place to meet up!

1. Post a brief introduction about who you are, how often you post, and what you typically post about. What makes you a good lj friend? What kind of lj friends are you looking to add? (etc.)

2. Link to this post (even if you personally are not looking for new lj friends!)

3. Ask your friends to link to it, too! Let's make it viral! (Note: I only have about 16 active friends on my list, so I do need your help here!)

Let's see how many people we can get to comment here, mingle with each other, and make some new friends!


And, I just heard of another friending frenzy post that is apparently getting much more traffic... here:
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i'll play!

i post fairly regularly, although i read more than i post these days. i'm one of those bluntly honest people... i will tell you if that dress makes your butt look big. my blog ain't the krispy kreme store--i don't sugarcoat anything. i'm not sure what makes me a good lj friend, but i am one!
I'm in!

Kristen, 34, NJ, freelance copywriter/journalist/author
very happily married--> no kids!

i post at least weekly and rely on LJ for support since I work from home, solo. so it's nice to pop in and get instant feedback or a comment or whatnot.

can always use new pals:)
OK, so here's my plea - I'm looking for new friends, people who are like me, or who like people like me.

55 YO gay male
Engineer (NASA)
grandfather, family oriented
left-leaning, but not party affiliated
recently seriously diet/health conscious


Pluses -
loves life
maker, and posts about it
cook, and posts about it
artist or craftsperson, and posts about it
knows more about some things than me
does real things in real life

Minuses -
hates their life
extreme political partisanship
twitter feeds
fan fiction
does pretend things in pretend life

My LJ is normally friends only, but you can hardly ask people to friend a friends only journal, so I've opened up the past 6 months for perusal.

I'd like to add ya! Unfortunately I have to keep my journal friends-only or I would have opened it up to for perusal, but I added a comment below with some info about me.
I will play too! Christy, 30, Burbank, CA - music composer (concert music, film, TV, advertising, etc) who works full time as music director and in-house composer at a music library in Pasadena, and plays piano at a Unitarian church and a reform Jewish temple. I'm very happily married to Adam, 29, who is an electrician and martial arts teacher. I also study martial arts and we are practicing Buddhists. We have two cats and no kids. I made a pretty strong New Years resolution to post more on LJ but I'd say I do about twice per week and it's mostly about life, music, family, career - the usual! I am also very heavily into George RR Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars. I read obsessively and love going to the movies. And I'd love to have some new LJ friends!
I came over here via artkouros, and I'll throw my hat into the ring, too ... I'm a gay man living in Montana with his dog, and working as an historian. I generally do one post a day, with a fair number of photos. I'm pretty good about always reading my friends list, though my commenting can admittedly get a little sporadic.

Most of my entries are public, so feel free to stop by!
I will definitely jump the way, thanks for coming by my Frenzy as well!

I live in Florida and have lived here for 2 years but am originally from New York City area. I had my own business for several years before moving here. I love a lot of aspects of living here but miss the city terribly.

I work for a newspaper selling advertising space, but I'm not too fond of that. I have made a resolution to sharpen up my writing skills so I can do some freelance work.

Anyway, I enjoy blogging (I also have a public blog over at blogspot) and usually post every day. My tweets come up every day as well, but I try to get them into a private post before too many people see them. 99 3/4% of the time, I post something else very day, including a photo a day.

My posts include my everyday stuff, some of my thoughts and musings. I can get pretty deep sometimes. I am not too much of a complainer at all. I *do* have one fandom I follow, Johnny Weir, and I do post about him occasionally...mostly under a cut (but not always). I have a lot of non-fandom friends who don't seem to mind.

I have a long list of friends, but many are inactive...I always welcome new friends. I comment when it's relevant and always read.

Nice to meet you all!
Guess I'll bite.
Came here via marinshellstone.

I'm missy42, born, bred and living in Southern California. I've had a lot of health stuff that went on last year, so I didn't post all that often, and when I did, they were long and full of a lot of complaining. I really expect this year is going to be better, and I've already started spending more time on lj. I friends-lock the personal stuff, especially when it comes to my health issues, so I've actually been slightly more active than my public journal entries would lead you to believe. Slightly.

I love to crochet and knit. I like fantasy and frequently listen to audiobooks while I work with my yarn. I like dancing and rock climbing, when I'm healthy enough for it. I like to listen to rock 'n' roll, folk music, Tori Amos, and female music artists in general. I'm into The Last Unicorn, X-Men (especially Rogue and Remy!), the first five seasons of The X-Files, Harry Potter and Ana Lucia and Sawyer from LOST. My general geeking out over these things in my lj is open for anyone to see.

I don't know what makes me a good lj friend, or even if I am a good lj friend, but I'd be looking for people with like interests, I suppose.

Edited at 2013-01-06 04:38 am (UTC)

Hi I'm Ghost_Light.  I am 42 years old and I live in Anchorage, AK with my amazing husband, LonelyDumptruck, and 296,000 other people.


I'm a snarky data entry slave and part-time real estate assistant by day, which helps me afford my theatre habit.  I am the resident stage manager and talking woman for a local burlesque troupe in addition to stage managing and house managing for the Performing Arts Center.


My newest passion is roller derby!  I just passed my Fresh Meat assessment (basic skills) My current goal is to reach Rookie level so I can become a Skating Official (referee)


I try to post at least a little something everyday and I have a few "regular features" in my 'journal like Muppet Monday, asking three questions (almost) every weekday and  The Adventures of Babo.




I look forward to meeting you ;)

I'd like to participate.

I'm Dylan. 35 YO SWM. Grew up in and still reside in the Atlanta suburbs, sports fan, highly spiritual, Libertarian politically, libra, cat lover, post twice a week on average.
I'm Angela, I'm Canadian, I'm 46 years old with three cats.

I'm a pantheist and LGBT-friendly and a mermaid.

I bought my first house last year so I post updates on renovations and my garden. I'm also a geek with a particular fondness for Star Wars. And I take and share a lot of photos.
I'm a 45-year-old woman who lives in Los Angeles. I'm divorced and have a nineteen-year-old son.

Things I post: Angsty personal posts (just being honest about that), posts about depression, stuff about my favorite band (Die Ärzte), the occasional Jewish religious post (mostly about my ambivalence toward religion.) Also fanfiction. (I do occasionally write Real People Slash so if that's a deal breaker for you definitely don't add me.) I do post a lot, often every day or even more than once a day) but I don't expect people to read all the posts, or any of them if they really don't feel like it.

I like to think I'm a kind and understanding person, and I'd love to see LJ continue. I have been behind on my f-list lately but I'd like to change that if LJ stays active.

In a friend I'm looking for someone who is also kind and understanding and isn't a bigot. Someone in favor of LGBT rights. That's really about it. I don't care if you're in any of my fandoms or not, as long as you don't mind either.
Hi - I'm glad to find you and I'm always looking for new friends on here! I'm over 40, married without children, and currently living in a small town in northwestern Washington state, just across the water from British Columbia. I've lived in Japan, Chicago, Sacramento, Seattle, and briefly in Portland - and was born in Virginia and lived in Colorado for many years as a child. I'm somewhat of a nomad, but currently staying put up here, living with hubby and mom and a Russian Blue named Nikki!

I love nature, walking, the ocean, and I'm currently into several shows (Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, Dexter, Glee, Justified, The Walking Dead, White Collar), and love reading and writing (need to do more of both!)

I'm extremely open-minded, young at heart, and welcome anyone! check out my profile and add me!

I'm 22 and live in Victoria, Australia. I love cereal! I'm very enthusiastic about talking to people and making friends, I post every couple of days mostly on everyday life but I always try to keep my posts interesting and easy to read!

I spend a lot of my spare time playing video games, mostly on PC. I'm working towards a career in IT- it's what I'm good at, I'd be content resetting passwords and reformatting for the rest of my working life.

I don't know what else to say. Add me! Chances are we'll get along, I get along with most people! I don't discriminate, any age/race/nationality/religion/aliens feel free! If anything, I love learning about people who are different to myself.
That pic is more than likely the best thing i may have seen today.. and sure the best thing i have seen in a "add me" post lol..

Im 34, live in the states, work in IT and steam takes my money all the time.. friends?
I'm Shadow, I've been on LJ since 2001. I'm a fairly consistent poster, not so consistent commenter (though I do try). I'm in Houston, Tx by force, born in Dallas, and visit Austin several times a year.

I post about my life with my husband, his daughter, my boyfriend. I post once a week about nail polish, and I knit all the time. I like games though I don't talk much about them. I'm currently playing here and there in Star Wars: The Old Republic. I read ... a lot. Not as much as in previous years; now that I have a kindle I suspect I'll do even more reading while knitting.

I'm fairly active on FB, where most of my daily walking stuff is posted, though I do a weekly roundup on LJ. I have an account on Twitter but I mostly use it for entering nail polish giveaways.

I'm a geeky girl and enjoy conventions. I'm also volunteer director for Space City Con. We're going into our second year and occasionally posts about the behind the scenes will pop up, friend's locked. I table top game now and again as well. I love movies and tv though I'm perpetually behind since I only watch what I can find for free online.
Hello. I came via marinshellstone.

My name is Jill, I live in the greater Los Angeles area. I'm in my late thirties, a musician (pianist and soprano) and pedagogue. I have a toddler, so I tend to write about her a bit. I'm part of a multi-racial, multi-cultural family, now in its third generation.

99% of my entries are locked. I read lj daily, and I do try to comment when lj isn't broken. I'm not sure if that makes me a good lj friend, but I do try to support friends here on lj.

Interests include baking, cooking, gaming, photography, child development, social justice (although I only occasionally post SJ issues). I am working on boosting my fiction portfolio, getting more fit before I go on tour to Japan later this year. I also have cats and tortoises.

Anyway, nice to meet you.
Hear, hear, time to give LJ a bit of a shake up. I'm friending you forthwith....
I have 2 journals. This one is the one I use more often though it's for being active in fandom and graphics communities mostly now and is also my mostly-natural plural system group journal.

dreamwriters is more self-focused and for networking and public stuff -- I intend to work on some crowdfunded stuff via that journal in the near future.

I'm 24, female though I sometimes say "bigender with a mostly-feminine presentation", and from the Boston area of Massachusetts. I'm currently unemployed (looking with help from a rehabilitation program), volunteer at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Adoption Center in Boston, and take classes at Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

I'm currently diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and a Learning Disability that means sometimes I don't always understand things the first time around because it takes me longer to figure out what people mean. Finishing up the process of ruling out seizure disorders and I'm trying to work up the courage to talk to my (very ignorant) doctor about getting a referral to a rheumatologist because I'm starting to suspect at the suggestion of a friend on facebook that I might have fibromyalgia.

I don't often comment, but I do read over here and I post fairly regularly.

I'm a writer (mostly fanfiction but some original and personal narrative), a roleplayer (currently mostly casual -- trying to find the spoons to finish applications for a formal game), and an aspiring graphic designer.

My most active involvement in fandom is currently Ace Attorney. I'm also in the Kingdom Hearts, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Hellsing, Princess Tutu and Pretear fandoms. I kind of lurk in Hetalia, Homestuck, BBC Sherlock and various animated sitcoms. (Currently Game of Thrones is the only thing I watch exclusively during its season run... Everything else I watch when it comes out on the internet.)

Musicwise I tend to prefer alternative and oldies though some pop artists do get attention from me. I also like Rockingjay and WizardRock. I'll listen to anything once.

I'm Unitarian Universalist and for the most part an Eclectic Pagan. I'm currently a Reiki I practitioner, going to be in training for Reiki II in the next school term.

Edited at 2013-01-06 03:04 pm (UTC)
I'll give this a shot!

I'm one of the LJ old-timers as I've been here since about 2003, although I've had this journal since 2008. Also I'm 43 (will be 44 in April) so that makes me ANCIENT in LJ

I'm male (you probably figured that out from my username).

I was born, raised, and until just over a year ago, lived in Florida until I relocated to Pennsylvania. I was married once, have been divorced since 2008 and have a 9 year old daughter who lives in Florida with her mother (she just spent a week of her winter break with me & just got to see snow for the first time).

I have an AWESOME girlfriend who I met here on LJ 3 years ago. Our relationship started out long distance but just over a year ago I moved to PA to be near her.

I work in a call center. I know it's not much but considering I had been unemployed for most of the previous 2.5 years except for 2 or 3 temp jobs, I'm just happy to be working right now.

I'm studying for an online MBA in Healthcare Management which I plan to complete in October.

Some things I like: baseball, movies, reading, sleep (although I never get enough because I'm a hopeless insomniac), love, outdoor activities, the beach, golf, Stanley Kubrick (check out my userpic from Dr. Strangelove), ethnic food, bagpipes, kilts, gaming, open-minded people, diversity.

Things I dislike: people who think they're always right, religious fanatics (I'm a very spiritual person but I'm having some serious questions about my faith and don't want anything shoved in my face), closed-minded people, homophobia, bad drivers, drunks, confined spaces (I'm claustrophobic), elevators, ignorance, sex, insomnia (I can't fall asleep before midnight to save my life), abusive people and mushrooms.

So have a look at my profile and if you see anything you like, add me.
I am 44 a Philadelphia born and raised girl that lives in the house I grw up in only now it is me and my boyfriend of 4 years.

I am in between careers not sure what I want to be when I grow up but on the side I have DJ'd for the last 10 years and I also sell Lia Sophia jewelry.
My boyfriend works in NYC in television behind the scenes so he no one you know. ;)

I go up to meet him now and again for a show or dinner. Plus we both love live music and have a wide range of music taste and go to lots of concerts.

Feel Free to add me. I have been on LJ since 2001 I got away from writing but read every day and it is on y list of goals to resume my writing of my day to day life.
What a fab idea - thank you for hosting this !! (I came here from Marinshellstone's post)

Let me tell you about my own two journals:-

Firstly 'Wendylady1' is my own personal journal, where I write about amazing places I've been to, events I have attended, and what I have been up to at work (I'm a Visual Merchandiser and Window Dresser at a big London department store in Chelsea, where we often have interesting and challenging displays on show) My next post will be all about the bonkers village of Portmeirion in North Wales, where 'The Prisoner' was filmed back in the late 60s...and where we went for our New Year's celebrations this year !!

Secondly, my other journal is 'Wendylady2' (Fashion Police Files) and is my fashion critique blog, where I check out all the latest red carpet events, and rate what the stars chose to wear - I also take a look at all the current runway shows, and make my red carpet predictions accordingly...
I would welcome loads of extra friends - LJ has become very quiet lately, and now that they have seen fit to get rid of the LJ Spotlight, my favourite method of garnering extra readers to my fashion blog has all but disappeared !! So if this appeals to you, do come and take a look, and comment freely with your own opinions...I have just posted about the Worst Dressed of 2012, my annual End of Year post !!

I look forward to welcoming some new readers...
Geeky girl from North Dakota
31, female, geek, INTJ.

I moved back to North Dakota to finish up my degrees in computer programming and IT. I've lived in Ohio, Indiana, and Maryland.

My hobbies include knitting, crochet, crafts, netflix, and video games (anyone else on steam?).

Movies: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Ghost World, Station Agent, Grandma's Boy, Domino, Tank Girl, Dark City, Cannibal the Musical, Clerks, Clerks 2, Lost in Translation, Big Lebowski, Snatch, Dan in Real Life, Juno, Six-String Samurai, Iron Man, Lie with Me, Spun, SLC Punk, Man On Wire, Mozart and the Whale, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Hellboy, Hellboy 2

TV: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Dead Like Me, Black Books, Big Bang Theory, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Mythbusters, Wonderfalls, as well as other various British comedies and educational/documentary tv shows.

Music: All over the place, seriously...

I don't care if you are male or female, gay, straight, or bi. I'm very open. I do only want friends 18+.

Check my profile for a bit more info if you like.

My journal is friends only. I understand if I don't end up being something you are interested in once you've experienced my journal updates for a while. You can't know unless you try though!

Go ahead and add me, perhaps leave a comment on my public entry if you like.
Me! :)

1. Post a brief introduction about who you are, how often you post, and what you typically post about. What makes you a good lj friend? What kind of lj friends are you looking to add? (etc.)

I am Samantha, 24 Y/O living in NYC. I am a mother, a wife, a book collector, and a tea drinker.

I post almost daily, definitely multiple times a week. I have 4 kids, 2 of which are in Heaven and 2 are still here with me, you can learn a bit more about that on my profile.

Favorite bands/artists:
Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver, Ellie Goulding, Daughter, Meg & Dia, Eisley, City & Colour, Tegan & Sara, Of Monsters & Men, Regina Spektor, The Civil Wars, Mumford & Sons, Marina + the Diamonds, Noah + the Whale, Amy Winehouse, Crystal Castles

Favorite T.V. Shows:
The L Word, The Walking Dead, Project Runway, Chopped, Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Catfish, Face Off, Honey Boo Boo, etc..

Favorite Books:
1984, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Help, Water for Elephants, ETC..

Favorite Movies:
Mrs Doubtfire, happythankyoumoreplease, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sunshine Cleaning, The Kids are All Right, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Away We Go

Other Interests:
books, tea, coffee, The L Word, The Walking Dead, tumblr, food, cooking, Politics, baking, veganism, vegetarianism, crunchy parenting, Paula Deen, TOMS shoes, psychology

New books I buy (buy multiple books weekly), my kids sometimes, tea and new tea I buy, just random ramblings, I post pictures I like that I stumble across from the internet.

What I DON'T want in an LJ friend:
I love a good debate, but I will not stand for intolerant people who shove their beliefs down others throats, and those who believe that their opinion is best. I DO want you to post your opinions when I talk about controversial things. I don't want role playing journals, I am not high maintenance but would appreciate a comment every now and then IF you have something to say, don't feel obligated. I also don't like super negative journals, and no pro anorexia/body hate.

Other than that, I am open to anything! Lets give it a try (and I won't be offended if we aren't compatible, just unfriend :)

So did you read it all? Lets be friends :)
I'm Nick, 28, from California. I like to read and draw comics, watch sports, and listen to rock music.

I have a Livejournal for 8 and a half years and I'm a frequent poster/commenter. My blog is about real life happenings and some comics that I've made.
Hi there, I've added you. I try to be at least somewhat awesome, hope I don't disappoint too much. :-)
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