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21 January 2012 @ 11:35 pm
is LJ dead?  

Is Livejournal dead? Are we all using Tumblr and Twitter (and for me, to an increasingly lesser degree, Facebook) these days? I don’t ask because of this article (touting LJ’s return; hat-tip to Charlie for the link), but because man, it’s *really* seemed quiet the past few months, and only seems to be growing increasingly so. And of course it’s not any skin off my nose to keep cross-posting, but boy, there’s a lot of whistling in the wind going on.

Of course, a Saturday afternoon/evening is probably not the best time to post and ask this, but once upon a time it wouldn’t have been a *bad* time. Or maybe it’s just everybody’s moved on to a new phase in their lives where they don’t have time to blog as much, much like there was a slow visible drop-off in MUSHing among my friends lo these many years ago now as people moved on and out of college and perhaps out of jobs that let them be online 24/7, and started having children and doing other things which quite reasonably had greater demand on their time.

I dunno. I miss the community. I know I’m not doing a great job keeping up my end, either, with sporadic postings, but I miss it anyway.

(x-posted from the essential kit)

Mary Annepers1stence on January 22nd, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
My FL is quieter than it used to be, but still gets a fairly regular amount of new content daily. I'm starting to feel more inclined to use LJ again. I like the fast-pace of FB but also find a place in my heart for the longer form ramblings that can happen here. Also my LJ FL is far more "curated" than FB so I'm much more likely to say more meaningful things over here.