Notice: I am most emphatically not going to join VOX, and I am getting seriously annoyed with being invited or pressed to join.
I love my livejournal. I've had it for five years, and I'm keeping it. I have an amazing f-list, and I don't need another blog. I hate MySpace and all sites like it, and I think I've said that 8 million times. I don't like sites that shove ads in my face before I even get to the content, and I really don't like "profile/network" sites. I rarely even use facebook, and mostly use it to stay in contact with classmates that I might need assignment clarification from. I like people, and I love to read. I can't say it enough, I love all of you... but I won't move with you.
I am extremely active online. Hell, you're on my f-list, you know this. I am on livejournal daily. I read every entry on my f-list, and I keep in touch with all of my RL friends that have xangas instead of ljs. I have a tv.com account and am active on the forums. I check my e-mail multiple times daily. I read news, and I have a lot of pet-sites that I visit frequently. I really don't need another thing to add to my list, and I couldn't be any less interested in the site.
I'm not going to lie, I feel kind of threatened by it. I would really hate to lose any of you, or have you leave lj... but I also hate getting repeat posts in my f-list because you post the same thing from your lj into your VOX. I removed all but one VOX feed today, because it seriously irks me. If you intend to completely abandon lj and therefore make baby Jesus cry, I will add your VOX feed, but I don't want to scroll past the repeat entries and I won't.
Finally, you are not VOX's PR and/or Advertising Department. It makes me sad when people who have really interesting lives, writing personalities, and enjoyable blogs devote all but one entry a week to promoting a site. They're not paying you to be an online advert. Now, I'm not saying you shouldn't be excited if you like the product, and I'm not saying you shouldn't discuss it with your f-list. All I'm saying is that some of you are getting lost in your own blogs.
The bottom line here: Don't waste your invites on me. I am honored that you thought of me, but I've said it before, and this is the last time I'll say it, I am not going to join VOX.
***I know this may have come off harsh. If you're upset about this, please feel free to talk to me about it in either the comments, AIM, Yahoo, or e-mail.