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So, with this whole russian thing, I am considering nuking my journal as well. I'm a bit torn, since all my friends that are still here are, well.. still here.

And, just when I'd kinda gotten back into writing again. (I know, I sort of stopped three quarters of the way through a story. Funny thing is, I was using that, as I often do, to work out my pain. Thing is, I wrote all that, and it worked, my pain got worked out, but it happened before I got to wrap the whole thing up into a nice little bow. And I kinda felt like I just would rather move on to something else, than polish up a past I was done with, anyway. But, I digress...

But, where to move to? For those times that I do want to write long form again. FA? Eh.. I have a hard time with the social networking aspect of that.. I wish there was a way there that you could separate who you want to watch for Art, and who you want to watch for Journals, instead of just lumping everything in together that way. Maybe, this Dreamwidth thing I'm hearing about, by some of the creators of the original LJ? I dunno, what does anyone (that's still here and reading this) think?

Anyway, just wanted to at least put this here lest you wander why even this maybe goes poof suddenly.

Date: 2017-04-13 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canid-anubis.livejournal.com
I've popped over to Dreamwidth, following the path paved by the furs who went there with the initial Russian purchase. They have a tool, that I assume still works, and can import your LJ to their platform, and still allows you to follow LJs in your timeline if you like.

I've not decided if I'm going to pull all of my content over yet, or just some specific key dates/posts.

For me, FA doesn't have enough granular controls/filters. What is posted there is open to all in general. Blogging sites like this, and Dreamwidth allow for those filters, better use of multimedia and so on. While I've not been using this lately that much, I do like having the option.

Date: 2017-04-13 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dexter-fox.livejournal.com
No matter what, let us know. I'm looking forward to reading the next part of your story - and the part after that, and the part after that,....

Date: 2017-04-13 03:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freakylynx.livejournal.com
Didn't Dreamwidth enjoy some popularity years back before LJ lost most of its shine? I vaguely remember a bunch of people jumping ship, or at least talking about jumping over to that journal. I mean it's an option, though as with all things I'd keep from deleting your old haunts in case things don't work out - it wasn't that long ago that some people thought they'd never return back to lj... until they did.

You're correct that FurAffinity is a horrible place to blog - though I'd say less for who can view your stuff and more regarding their questionable viability, rollercoaster of owners, and spotty servers. Twitter is limited in what you can say and finding old conversations can be a nightmare. Facebook has a similar issue with searching through old conversations plus some questionable ownership over your own stuff, though you can have more words, customize privacy settings, and add pictures.

Honestly, any option you choose has pros and cons - it all comes down to what you prioritize. In the end all that other stuff is just fluff compared to the key question - are you going to use it as intended. Priorities change all the time, we can never fully predict where we'll be or what we'll find important as we travel through life. Take it as it goes and just enjoy the ride as much as you can with as many as you can :)

Date: 2017-04-21 09:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ristin
It was a tough choice but I went with "copy everything over from LJ using the DW Importer and delete the LJ when it was done" path.

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