Like many posters here, I've been on Livejournal for ages (since 2001, in my case!) but I'm looking for a more interactive experience at the moment. So here I am, hoping to find some new friends to talk to.
About me: My name is Katie, and I'm 35 years old. By profession I am a writer and writing teacher. My girlfriend and I have been together for fifteen years; we live with our two cats in a 200-year-old house in Philadelphia. I'm a very introverted person, but I value friendships and connections with others even though I sometimes find it difficult to make those connections. I read a lot and write a lot; my other interests include cooking, baking, gardening, hiking, photography, bird watching and otherwise being an amateur naturalist, and baseball. I am a tea-drinker, an art-lover, a feminist, a literature snob, an environmentalist, an anglophile.
About my journal: I tend to post more about what I am reading, writing, and thinking than about what I am doing on any given day. I started my LJ as a reading journal, and I still love to post about the books I'm reading (favorite writers include E.M. Forster, Marilynne Robinson, Colm Tóibín, Pat Barker, Ursula K. LeGuin, Sherwood Anderson, etc, etc....). If you want to talk about books with me, I welcome you with open arms! In addition to books, I also post about food, my garden, small pleasures, and the little day-to-day details I notice in the world around me. There are often photographs. I tend to post once or twice a week.
My journal is mostly friends-only, but I have made a few recent posts public to give you an idea of what you're getting yourself into. Please take a look--if these posts don't interest you, it's unlikely that we'll make good friends.
What I'm looking for: I'd like to meet like-minded, active users who are interested in at least a little bit of interaction. I care more about whether or not we can connect with each other than I do about your age, sex, gender, profession, location, etc, etc. I do remove people from my friends list if, after a certain amount of time, it seems like we have nothing to say to each other, so please don't add me if this fact bothers you! I prefer journals that are generally positive in tone, though of course I know we all have our low moments and sometimes we write about them--I just know from experience that I don't do well with journals that are overwhelmingly negative. But don't let this scare you off--I'm pretty easygoing, and just looking to meet some friendly, interesting folks.
If you feel like we might hit it off, please reply to this post or send me a message, and we'll find out!