So! A lot of people have been joining my Dreamwidth circle lately, so I thought I'd say a few things about, you know, how I do what I do, social-media-style.
I really love DW and how it's set up and the extra cool features (like the way you can see what's behind someone's cut without leaving your reading page). Cross posting is super easy, and anyone can comment there with their LJ name under open ID. So if I was to decide you could only comment on my entries over there, which I obviously haven't, you totally could! And nothing's ever locked, just like pretty much nothing's ever locked here.
I also have a fic journal there, the_water_clock
. Everything is cross-posted though.
I still have a ton of DW codes if people want them. I'm just saying, you don't have to choose! You can have BOTH! I like that I have a backup for my LJ, and another place to network and make pals, and there are definitely comms that are only on DW like tenwomen
. I try to comment on people's DWs rather than their LJs because I like to support DW. But I'm totally still here on LJ. Now that I have the comfort of someplace I can
go if I need to, I find that I don't need to cut ties here in order to live over there.
In short, don't get too woeful that everyone is leaving LJ. People have been moving some content off LJ for a while. A lot of the live-watch and here's my life stuff is on twitter, and the picspams are on tumblr. I have an account in both places. I don't think some people getting around to activating their DW will make it that
much quieter around here.