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Tried to get into my LJ account this morning, but couldn't get past the Terms & Conditions section.  Decided to have a proper look at the implications and noticed the gnashing of teeth of other LJ users.  More Blah Blah. Nothing much will change - people will stay put, because it is such a faff decamping to other sites, such as down here on Dreamwidth.  People make a noise about the conflicting LJ changes but only stay down on DW for a few days - realising how spookily quiet it is down here, then graduate back to where it is more convenient.  I don't think it will bother me much as all I do is keep a student blog and am not a fanfic writer, therefore don't need to pedal in the muddy waters of who has intellectual property etc.

I do wonder if the time for actual blogging is over.  Briefly, whilst at college, I was on WordPress, but did not keep that up.  Mostly because people like pretty pix and minimal writing and there is a limit to goofy selfies and hideously photoshopped memes that one can take reading a blog (I try to stick to one of these per post - anything more is just overwhelming people).  It appears that because of the glut of information on the information superhighway, we are reduced to maximum pix and minimal text.  Instagram rather than Insta-grammar.  Umpteen photographs of what I just ate - fascinating? Not.  So I will stick with LJ for now and see where this goes.  When the forum totally empties, I will switch the light off on my way out.

Posted from changeling67 at Dreamwidth

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spikesgirl58
Apr. 4th, 2017 11:59 am (UTC)
I agree with you. I've been through "Thy sky is falling" hysteria more than once. I am going to stay here. I'm not so controversial that it's likely to be a problem.

Since I'm currently in the No, 2 social rating position, I suspect you are right. People aren't blogging here anymore. I don't do much and yet I've climbed to this lofty spot. LJ ain't what it used to be.
calico_pye
Apr. 4th, 2017 12:14 pm (UTC)
You are number 2? Well done, hunny. I was in as high as the 200s but dropped dramatically because I use the forum as mainly a student blog and very little else, other than the odd amusing clip and whatever music track is stuck in my mind at the time. Not really going to rake the readers in, is it? Variations on 'My Crap Day At College'

LOL :-DDD

Edited at 2017-04-04 01:05 pm (UTC)
spikesgirl58
Apr. 4th, 2017 01:49 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure why people bother with mine and was honestly surprised. the highest I'd been before was 11. It's fleeting at best, but it's fun to say...
littlemissnovel
Apr. 4th, 2017 02:51 pm (UTC)
I am looking back at some of my LJ entries and it's so funny how much is about my crappy days in college and how much I hate writing.

Anyway, I am not 100% sure to be worried about my fanfictions on here or not but I am staying because: a. I love it here b. dreamwidth is very quiet and seems like hardly anyone is around c. wordpress never was a site that I liked.
calico_pye
Apr. 4th, 2017 03:03 pm (UTC)
Haha - the whole of my Adult Education whining has been on here for the past five years. I read back and think what the hell was I moaning about, especially since I am now in my final six weeks of the degree. It's not like anyone has a gun to my head - except (metaphorically) me.

I like chatty blogs, I don't need to be entertained by picture-only diaries such as Instagram etc.. I really like here too and the people on it. Dreamwidth is ok and if people left in droves and ended there, I would be happy to change. However bloggers decamp down there and then resurface when they haven't got anyone to talk to. Ditto WordPress. People like your stuff, but don't wanna hang around and say hi :-/

Thanks for dropping by :-)
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calico_pye
Apr. 4th, 2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this - I will look closer at this DW entry later.
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Apr. 4th, 2017 02:32 pm (UTC)
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calico_pye
Apr. 4th, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks Bot, but I suspect the rating is comprised of people being paranoid wanting to read other paranoid rants :-/
bluegerl
Apr. 5th, 2017 11:39 am (UTC)
I'm going to just flo with the flow.... I can't be doing with moving everything to DW...which I do use as an archive... but I think all my chatty chums will still be here.

Really... I thort the USA was paranoid about Russia ???? oh dear me, I WISH there was some sanity in this world sometimes. Social Media for me is BANNED... tis all ME .. ME .. ME I AM IMPORTANT TO ME ME ME... LOOOK AT ME! etc. I don't WANT TO!

Keep with us here Rosie love... I would miss you so very much.
calico_pye
Apr. 5th, 2017 12:12 pm (UTC)
I am staying put :-)
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