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22 January 2012 @ 09:01 pm
aheh. :)  

Funny that the “Is LJ dead?” post got lots of traffic. :)

LJ and mizkit.com (which are pretty much interchangeable) are really still the heart of online communication for me. I use Twitter more than I like, but a great deal of it is announcing word wars and the like. Facebook has two aspects for me, one of which is the personal side, where I do almost nothing but share links and photos from other people. The other side is work, where I try to make an actual effort to be, y’know, like, interactive. I almost never remember to use G+ and when I do it’s simply reiterating something I’ve posted on FB/Twitter, or the very occasional blog posting. I never, ever read the stream there.

CEMurphy.net gets virtually no interactive traffic, perhaps because I do such a lousy job of posting there regularly, but also possibly because the spam’s been so bad I’ve had to instigate too many measures that shut down potential conversations. And also probably because it needs a redesign to make it more user-friendly, but see “in my copious free time”. Whatever the reason, it’s unfortunate.

I gather that for somebody in my position (ie, a writer), I should probably be hanging out on GoodReads. I don’t even have an account there, apparently. Oi. Another place to promote. :}

In totally other news (she said, in what we call “burying the lead”), I’m thinking of doing a Nano in February. 50K in 29 days. Anybody up for it?

(x-posted from the essential kit)

 
 
 
Geek of Weird Shitgows on January 22nd, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
I use FB for biz stuff; the only reason I have a personal account is because I couldn't figure out how to have a professional one first. Ie, bad user interface.

I censor myself A LOT on FB. Here, not so much.

Also--FB has my real name. I'm more anonymous here (as well as another small social website I've been on since . . . 1999 or so). I compartmentalize my online life, but I must say that LJ has been far more satisfactory as a whole.
Kristine Smith: balance_bookskristine_smith on January 22nd, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
In totally other news (she said, in what we call “burying the lead”), I’m thinking of doing a Nano in February. 50K in 29 days. Anybody up for it?

Yes.
R. Stuart: scribblingwood_dragon on January 22nd, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
I’m thinking of doing a Nano in February. 50K in 29 days. Anybody up for it?

If work wasn't already looking crazy for February, I would be. Maybe a half one?
Wolf Lahtiwolflahti on January 23rd, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)

Absolutely! Do 50k words in 15 days! ;)
kitmizkit on January 23rd, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
*like* :)
R. Stuartwood_dragon on January 23rd, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
If only I could ... :-D
Brienzebrienze on January 22nd, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
NaNo in February makes SO much more sense than in November, when I have to take a whole week out to clean and cook for Thanksgiving.
Nicholas: booksnwhyte on January 22nd, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
I am actually on GoodReads, but I hardly use it. Every few months I cut and paste my reviews (originally published on Livejournal, of course) from Librarything over to GoodReads, but LJ and LibraryThing are my 'home' for book reviewing.

It's clear to me that GoodReads is much more socially active than LibraryThing - I get loads more "likes" and even the occasional comment, and I discovered when I did my piece on the British fantasy Awards that there are a lot more GoodReads users - but I can't say I have really got into it myself.
desperancedesperance on January 22nd, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
I’m thinking of doing a Nano in February. 50K in 29 days. Anybody up for it?

I begin to fear I may need it. For sure this book is going to be late, if not quite 50K late; and it musty-must be done by end Feb, for so must I.

(Actually, I said that also about Jan, so that I'd have Feb for the packing and stuff, but hey. A day late and a dollar short. Times 29.)
magicalbookwormmagicalbookworm on January 23rd, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
I think I'll join you for a a Nano in Feb. I still have half of my Nano novel to write!
Cally Beckeldestmuse on January 23rd, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
I am down for a February Nano. I got a new job, so the stability will hopefully help with my writing :D

Applying for jobs is so soul-sucking.
HL Henriksonveilofgrace on January 23rd, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
I'm in for NaNo February! I meant to do one this month, but it sort of got away from me.
Chrysoulachrysoula on January 23rd, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
I dunno. How many words is a baby worth? I could probably take 50 pictures in the last half of February.

I'm ultimately not sure what attracts the majority of my net posts to G+. Some of it is 'feedback', which I never got from LJ, rarely got from a blog and didn't always enjoy from Facebook. I do wish these sites would let me easily import what I do on G+ to other locations (like Wordpress).
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on January 23rd, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
GoodReads links nicely with Facebook.
Merryfeed_your_muse on January 25th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC)
I’m thinking of doing a Nano in February. 50K in 29 days. Anybody up for it?


Yes. I want a deadline, even if I only get halfway there. :-)


Merry =^..^=