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Bye bye, Live Journal

I think it's time to admit I'm not going to update LJ any more. Most of my Live Journal friends aren't active on here any more. Live Journal is not really cutting edge these days and while big stars like George R R Martin can get away with sticking on here because people will come to him, the rest of us, not so much.

The monthly books post I've been doing I'm going to take across to my author blog. That blog is getting a bit of a shake up too. Less in the way of formal "articles", more casual and fun. Until I've built up a new store of advice and opinion to dispense anyway.

Not saying I won't ever come visit and comment on anything on LJ. My account remains active - just no longer a paid account after September. I've backed everything up onto Dreamwidth in case of a future major existence failure by Live Journal.

It's been great, LJ. I think this platform is still unrivalled for interaction and conversation. Tumblr and Facebook and their ilk are not nearly so easy to engage in coherent discussions and conversations on.

I've made good friends here on LJ and some of the communities I've participated in have been enormously important to me and my development as a writer. Reading back over my entries over the years brings back great memories of my writing journey.

Love you always, Live Journal. I'll come back and visit sometime soon.

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kimberlyfdr
Jun. 21st, 2015 11:12 am (UTC)
I will miss your posts :(
becky_black
Jun. 21st, 2015 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
billy_shriner
Jun. 21st, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, I find I use it less and less... just because it's too much time. I won't close it though. And I hope that we can use Bunnies when we need to... I haven't forgotten I need to update with book 3... but updating it regularly I just can't do it and 'blog'.

Gosh, we used to be here all the time. Doesn't it show how times change?
becky_black
Jun. 21st, 2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I still have notifications on for a new post on Bunnies, or from you or Star. Definitely not deleting my account or anything silly like that. Too much history here.
billy_shriner
Jun. 21st, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
It's where the Mad Beta's were born! And the Witches of Slashwick :)
becky_black
Jun. 21st, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
Ah the memories!
valarltd
Jun. 23rd, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
We;ll still be here. *waves* You might set up a feed to put your blog posts on LJ. I do that.
becky_black
Jun. 23rd, 2015 05:28 am (UTC)
Ooh, I didn't even know you could do that. I'll give it a go, thanks!
marasmine
Jun. 23rd, 2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry to see another LJ user wandering away - as if we haven't all wandered off, usually without notice.

Connecting your blog posts to LJ would be appreciated! I'm sure there is a way of cross-connecting all the social media but I still wouldn't have anything to say.
becky_black
Jun. 24th, 2015 06:06 am (UTC)
I don't like to cross post across too many places. But I'm trying to figure this one out.
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