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What's that smell?

Many of you have dual blogs - things that post elsewhere and to LJ.
What are they? I, like many of you sense the slow decline of LJ, would like to keep condensed access to blogs as y'all run to the hills. So, give me addresses so I can stuff them into my RSS reader.


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melissa_maples From: melissa_maples Date: April 27th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I, like many of you sense the slow decline of LJ

Hahahaa, people have been saying that for ten years - "LJ's dying!" - and yet... it still seems to be as populated and busy as ever. Funny how people haven't figured out yet that the rumours of LJ's death have been greatly exaggerated. Maybe after 25 years they'll stop saying it? No, probably not. :-)
abmann From: abmann Date: April 27th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I get about 5 posts a day from the 200+ people I follow. I used to get 50 to 75 three-ish years ago.

I'm just planning. :)
melissa_maples From: melissa_maples Date: April 27th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can list five people off the top of my head who were saying pretty much the exact same thing in 2001. Yet we're still here!

Post volume fluctuates, that's normal. Eventually you'll add some more prolific people and it'll go up again, then some of them will get bored and it will go down again, you watch.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: April 27th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
True, I heard the same thing was Xanga was fluxing, and when Facebook was fluxing, and it's happening again with Twitter.

I do think there is more emphasis for a briefer, more sound-biteish style of personal expression these days which may have led to the impression of LJ losing its ground, although I'm sure Typepad has compensated for it by having their blogs that are predominantly business/tech-oriented. Plus, I don't know of many FB-based rp threads.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: April 27th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I contribute my briefness to just being so freaking busy. I still hate to spam people with multiple posts per day, so I still prefer to unleash my opinions in one elaborate chunk over several. Knowing this, however, may be better incentive for me to post more often. Because I know how much people love to hear me open my mouth and talk about nothing. ;)
assfingers From: assfingers Date: April 29th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Half of that drop is me and those communities. Isn't your life better as a result of those going (mostly) defunct?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: April 27th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I post either to Facebook or Flickr. Less verbosity on Facebook, more technical jargon on Flickr. You can find me if you want it: shouldn't be hard since I don't think bizarre knows any other Donald Lees in her list.

As for Flickr, I think you added me awhile back? Although I could be wrong since Flickr is recommending I add you.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: April 27th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah I have like 800+ phone pics I need to upload to flickr.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: April 27th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have been noticing the increased incidence of TGIBoobday on your Flickrstream these days.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: April 27th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
and you love it
bizarre From: bizarre Date: April 27th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Being that my agency has now blocked FB and implementing a firewall that keeps me from fun sites like artoftrolling.com I have defaulted back to LJ as it seems to be forgotten by many FW programs now.

thian_un From: thian_un Date: April 27th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
But I think you already knew that from twitter.

I stopped with LJ when grad school robbed me of the ability to write. Still read over my old entries and wonder how I summoned up creativity like that.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 27th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
thian_un From: thian_un Date: April 27th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
you are most likely correct, sir.
From: ex_hellocth126 Date: April 27th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
LJ is actually huge in Russia. The entire DDoS boondagle from the last couple weeks was a Russian hacker group trying to take down a Russian community they didn't like.

It definitely feels like it's losing ground in my social sphere, which is the bit I really care about though. I dunno. I've considered setting up Facebook filters so I can blog there too, but I generally just don't trust FB not to change something unannounced and break all my security settings.
anfractuousity From: anfractuousity Date: April 27th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've not made a single post in it, yet, but I've had it for a while. =P


That, and I also have http://onetruetreecreations.blogspot.com, but that's a bit different and I don't think that's what you meant, eh? xD

Edited at 2011-04-27 05:07 pm (UTC)
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: April 27th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll always have the LJ, or at least as long as the egl fashion comms stay so big here. I'll ship my posts from non-tradmd.blogspot.com once I remember how to do that.
From: thegelf Date: April 28th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm namesquatting over on Dreamwidth, and may make the jump one of these days: http://thegelf.dreamwidth.org. Otherwise, the lack of postage from me is due to juggling new job + new apartment + new city + OMG homework, not me abandoning LJ.
techdragon From: techdragon Date: April 28th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

yay for rss!
pointnopoint From: pointnopoint Date: April 29th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can find me on The Facebook (TM). Real Name= Karyn Schairer.
Sorry I confused you when I saw you at the Film Fest and you couldn't remember my real name :)
slashpyro From: slashpyro Date: April 30th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been meaning to start posting to my blog again. As it sits, I'm about 6 months behind. Maybe having a reader will entice me to pick it up again.


The rest of the site is pretty bare bones since I'm just not as free as I used to be. One of these days...
lipsoflove From: lipsoflove Date: May 9th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Three weeks late to the game:
I haven't posted in like 3 weeks, but I'm kind of bound to LJ for life. Sentimentality that I can't seem to break from. :)
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