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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:07pm on 06/04/2017
Back in June 2003, I created a LiveJournal account. Since then, after peaks and long, low, troughs, I feel that I want to fight against the pervasive feeling of disappointment, and I want LiveJournal to be the special thing that it used to be. Though I blog infrequently, it still feels like it should be home.

In June 2005 I paid $300 for two permanent accounts, one for me and one for [personal profile] kateaw, and I have no regrets. I was happy to support LJ, and over the past twelve years, I’m sure we have received good value from that purchase.

A combination of the long, slow decline in LJ, together with event calamities like we’re seeing this week, will serve to drive more and more people from LJ, and perhaps into using their Dreamwidth accounts, but I fear that we won’t see much more evidence of an active online community.

But let’s be hopeful. Maybe something good will come from this.
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posted by [personal profile] dianec42 at 02:35pm on 07/04/2017
I find that I am connecting with friends that I never bothered connecting with on LJ back in the day, but whom I'm enjoying reading on Facebook. It's not clear how much they're actually posting; we shall see.

It's certainly encouraged me to post a bit. Let's see if that lasts.

Hope is good. I'll join you in that. :-)
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 04:34pm on 07/04/2017
I use Facebook simply because so many other people do, but using it feels rather like wading through a swamp of irrelevant nonsense. I’d be much happier if people moved their interesting content elsewhere.

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