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Writer's Block: LJ FTW!!!

What do you like most about LiveJournal?


That you can have actual conversations with people, rather than just pointing & grunting reblogging shit like @ Tumblr.

It's also the best place for fandom "stuff".

I do miss the good old days when LJ was really fun, though. It's hard to find people who actually read their friends page now & comment on entries. You'd think the LJ staff could come up with some way to make the site 'hip' again & lure back a lot of the people that can't deal with WORDS they lost.

So much ♥ to those of you on my flist that have hung around! :)

Strictly my opinion, statements not aimed @ any persons in particular, take everything with a grain of salt, no offense meant to anyone, etc etc.

Comments

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becofoz
Oct. 7th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
I like how interactive LJ can be. I made some great friends through here and it's sad that a lot of them have abandoned LJ for facebook and twitter (thankfully I'm still in touch with a few of the really good ones).

You can rest assured that I'm not going anywhere though. LJ is my one source of venting and ranting that I can do without anyone in my real life knowing (except for one person...)
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 7th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything you said 100%!

(I only have one real life friend that knows about my LJ/has an LJ, but she never checks hers, so I definitely never feel the need to censor myself lol.)
agape_eternal
Oct. 7th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
Well you're kinda stuck with me missy lol. I'm sad to say I dont read my flist anymore because I'm subscribed to way to many coms. But I have my favorite journals tracked. Which us how I'm always up on your entries :)
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 7th, 2011 01:01 pm (UTC)
I BETTER BE 'STUCK' WITH YOU!!! And I feel ~special that you track my entries ;)

(I had to leave a lot of comms because my flist was becoming unmanageable. I know there's a way you can filter whose entries show up on your friends page, but it never seems to work for me.)
navy_brat_1972
Oct. 8th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
*CRIES!* Do you track my entries, Goose? LoL

How do you do that? There are a couple that get lost in the mix that I'd like to see more often.
arctic_comet
Oct. 7th, 2011 01:01 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. You can actually get to know people here (if you bother to comment, like I do) and I find that the craziest fans stay out of here, because LJ's too civilized and complicated for them, LMAO.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 7th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
LOL! I love this:I find that the craziest fans stay out of here...it's soooo true!
yournovember
Oct. 7th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
Ahhh I completely agree!
I actually like using LJ more as a reward thing, like I've been good all week let's go to LJ, or something. I'm sad a lot of the people I used to talk to all moved to Tumblr or just disappeared, but I guess that happens and you can't really control it, but I'm glad that you're one of the people who posts regularly! And I do enjoy your entries quite a lot! :D
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 7th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
The same happened here, I used to have a bunch of LJ friends I talked to daily, but they've all moved on. C'est la vie, I guess.

And thank you so much, I'm glad somebody enjoys my fangirling & ramblings LOL! ;)
padfootie
Oct. 7th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
LJ is for old people like us who like to read sentences ;)

I noticed and experienced that lack of interaction - due to not really reading the flist not as often as one probably could - too but I thought it was more due to the fact that many people 'grew up' and job/RL in general makes it hard to spend that much time and energy on LJ. For me it's mostly that I still read LJ, but I hardly post anything myself. =/ Of course there are also the people I used to know and who abandoned LJ for different reasons... which makes me really sad, especially if LJ was the main source of communication for us.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 7th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
thought it was more due to the fact that many people 'grew up' and job/RL in general makes it hard to spend that much time and energy on LJ

That could be the case for a lot; I just know that I've lost count of the number of people on my flist that posted something along the lines of "bye, follow me on tumblr/twitter/facebook". I tried those sites, but twitter makes me uncontrollably angry for some reason (all my tweets were bitchy rants, so I gave it up for my own sanity lol), I *fail* @ Facebook (I login maybe once a month) & I only 'use' tumblr to find graphics/gifs ;)
padfootie
Oct. 8th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
That's didn't happen on my LJ. I mean the announcing part. Some just disappeared and reappeared on those sites, but many gave up on the internet completely. I get that RL sometimes doesn't allow for much time on the net, but if disappearing means losing friends too... that's just really, really sad.

Twitter: I got an account but it's too much input for me. I don't have the time to follow all the updates.
Facebook: There's mostly RL people over there and I never post anything fandom related. In fact I never post anything on FB that I consider private.
Tumblr: I don'T have an account and I don't plan to. I only follow links once in a while. From what I've seen I can't say that I understand how it works ^^
abbylover23
Oct. 7th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
totally agree bb, it's so much nicer having an actual conversation than trying to work out how to reblog the specific comment you want and then losing some of it and ughhh.

those of us who remain rule ♥
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 7th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
I tried having conversations on tumblr but I'd always end up reblogging the wrong thing or the reblog button disappearing totally or part of the post disappearing...so I just use it to snag gifs & graphics now ;)

We totally do! ♥
abbylover23
Oct. 10th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
am i following you on tumblr? i feel like we missed something here.

i will always love lj!
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 10th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
No, only 2 other people on my flist even know I have a tumblr ;) I'm tamberline over there if you want to follow me :D (Warning: I never post anything new, just reblog Aaron & Harry Potter & Mark Salling & Tangled/Disney & classic Hollywood & random hot actors lol.)
abbylover23
Oct. 11th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
ooooh! i feel special :D i'm following you naoo- i suspect you'll know who i am. I AM OK WITH ALL OF THE THINGS YOU REBLOG. i do the same. with more of O'Loughlin/Hawaii Five-0.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 11th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
Following you back :) I reblog in spurts, too...I'll go days with nothing & then spam the hell out of whatever strikes my fancy @ the moment. I'm sure my followers are so annoyed by Aaron's lovely face popping up on their dash constantly lol (I'm 99.9% sure I don't have any Aaron/Nikita fans following me. Until you ♥)
abbylover23
Oct. 16th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
awesome :D i appreciate the pretteh of Aaron! YAY! i do reblog a lot of Nikita lol. it is precious to me.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 17th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
I just finished reblogging the same pic of Aaron 3 times over on tumblr. BUT IT IS SO PRETTY, IT BRINGS A TEAR TO MY EYE~
abbylover23
Oct. 23rd, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
i approve, i lost a follower the other day because i was posting too much H 5-0 and it upset me so much as we were friends and she said i was just posting things she wasn't interested in but then i decided i didn't care and was going to post what i wanted, and then she got really upset and texted me to apologise for being a bad friend baha and i was like CALM YO'SELF, IT'S TUMBLR BB.

i just really like posting H 5-0 stuff atm you know?!

so basically the moral of this post was i am glad you post what you do because it's what YOU love <333
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 23rd, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
OMG that's sort of cute that she texted you lol.

I've only told 3 people I 'know' about my tumblr, the rest are people that just started following me when Improv-a-ganza was all the rage. I don't even know their real names lol. I go thru phases when I only want to post (who am I kidding, I got lazy & don't post anymore, I just reblog lol) ONE topic.
musicksempire
Oct. 7th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
LJer fo' lyfe yo.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 7th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
\o/
emmymik
Oct. 7th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
I love tumblr for the lulz and the pretty pictures, but I still love LJ for being able to have conversations and ~*in depth*~ discussions on stuff in various fandoms. LJ FOREVER.
navy_brat_1972
Oct. 8th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
*cries* I know you're talking about me when you said It's hard to find people who actually read their friends page now & comment on entries

Just kidding! :)

I agree with you on every point though. I just hate that it seems to get messed with a lot and go thru troubles, but it is what it is and I ♥ LJ regardless. ;)

Like you and becofoz, I love this place as a place for venting. And the fandom stuff. And the picspams. Especially of hot men. ;)
gina_ba_dina
Oct. 8th, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
For me Twitter is for finding out news about sports and celebrities as well and tweeting random pointless things. Tumblr is fun just to reblog pictures of cute/pretty things. LJ is where I feel the most comfortable talking and sharing. I've made so many great friends through LJ, which I just don't think is possible with some other sites.
sheesusnat
Oct. 8th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
I kinda suck a little bit with posting nowadays, and sometimes I suck with commenting, but I DO always read everything. It's still a go-to checkup that I do on a daily basis, see how my f-list is doing and all that. I've been TRYING to be a better LJer lately, though meeeh, it's hard.
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