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Nov. 14th, 2012 10:44 am Are you planning on moving off LiveJournal?

So for the last couple of years I've mostly been posting at my blog - http://www.feoh.org - and hadn't realized that recently my LJ cross poster had stopped working.

I've seen a lot of press about the decline of LiveJournal lately, do you have any plans to move your blog away from LiveJournal and onto some other community like Tumblr where all the kids are blogging these days? :)

Just curious.


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Date:November 14th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
I actually post on dreamwidth, though it crossposts here fairly transparently and I read and comment in both places. I mostly expect to continue to do so, though there's enough of a critical mass on dreamwidth at this point that if livejournal suddenly explodes in (even more) suck I'm willing to drop it.
Date:November 14th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
+1. I post to DW (which cross-posts to LJ and IJ). My Twitter feed posts to FB and LJ (until they break it again).
Date:November 15th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
So I have no problem with crossposting, the only issue I've had is that sometimes people post once, echo everywhere, and then don't read the responses, or you never know WHERE to leave the response because someone's client is crossposting to G+/Facebook/Twitter/yada.

Also if I subscribe to you in all those places then I get to see your post 9 times :)

Date:November 14th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I stopped posting to LJ and made all my existing posts "private" some while ago. I'm unlikely to resume blogging elsewhere. I have problems with how Facebook does business so it's very unlikely that I will ever open an account there. I have an account at LinkedIn under my real name but other than that I'm unlikely to expand my participation in social media. I just don't see the point.
Date:November 14th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm committed to LiveJournal. I mostly crosspost from Dreamwidth for redundant backup purposes, but I don't read DW.
Date:November 14th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
I have a Dreamwidth account for LJ-type stuff but haven't been using it... I really should get off my butt and move over there, and just use LJ for cross-posting. I do not trust that LJ will last forever, and when it goes there will likely be no warning.

At the same time, knowing that LJ is under more or less constant attack by the Russian authorities, I'm keeping my paid membership as a small contribution to free speech :)

I also am on FB under my real name but am much more careful about what I post there.
Date:November 14th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm about to start cross-posting to DW but I don't read there (not yet, anyone) and have remained pretty committed to LJ
Date:November 14th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
I have no plans to move elsewhere. Facebook is the devil and I don't trust google+ either. I want to keep my personal and professional lives separate and pretty much all the recent social media want you to combine them and post under your real name. I kind of don't get it.
Date:November 15th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Follow the money :) They want to be able to select * from massive_consumer_profiling_db where real_name = "Chris Patti"; so they can try to sell me something I bought online once 5 years ago as a gift to someone else :)
Date:November 14th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
I use lj lots, often reading multiple times a day. I have a facebook account, but I don't really use it much; it doesn't work well for me at all. No plans to move away. Lj really works for me, although it is very frustrating that sometimes other people are using it less.
Date:November 14th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on staying here, though probably posting (such as I never do) on dreamwidth and xposting here.

I _hate_ tumblr.
Date:November 15th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
Do you hate the format or the content?

The content is mostly crap, good for a quick laugh and that's it. Although there are some really insightful bloggers using it as well.
Date:November 15th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
The format. The aggressively designed "You may not comment" aspect. The fact that it's purposely obscure to even contact the poster.

Yes, people are using it to post good content (mod Surgeon's Law) I just don't like it as a platform.
Date:November 15th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, it's possible to enable comments (I use Disqus on my Tumblr). But it's not as easy as it could be.

The part I hate is confusing attribution (or lack of attribution altogether).
Date:November 14th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
I still use LJ
Date:November 15th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
I have a dream width account but don't use it. I have a Facebook account for name-space parking, but haven't looked in to it for a while. I post occasionally to livejournal. I've so far not seen them do anything that makes me want to go away, and if they ever have reliability issues, they offer extra free time as compensation.

And, as was mentioned, they are commonly attacked by Russians who are not into the concept of free speech. So why would I want to reward their attackers by leaving?

So. Not leaving livejournal. Not posting in other places, either.
Date:November 15th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
I use both LiveJournal and Tumblr. I use Tumblr for the things I used to share on Google Reader (although not as often because it's not as easy), and LJ for more original content (which is admittedly rare).

By the way, I ran into a mutual acquaintance of ours after the Boston RB meetup the other day, and heard that you had been there too. Sorry I missed you! My workplace is moving to the financial district next month so I'll probably be a regular at those meetups (if they keep being hosted at Brightcove).