Hmmmmmmm.

Sep. 7th, 2010 01:56 pm
foxmonkey: Robot Snowman with Flowers (Default)
Moving my main journal was so quick and painless that I'm thinking I may as well move my writing journal to DW as well. Even better, 99.9999999999999% of the entries are locked for my eyes only, so there's no need to worry about cross-posting. Hmmmmmmmm.
foxmonkey: Robot Snowman with Flowers (Default)
Re my subject line...how could I resist?

I have four journals. Two LJs, one Dreamwidth, one Journalfen. You can probably see where this is going. In order of appearance...

- I've had my main LJ for nine years now, and even though there have been periods where I've posted sporadically or even longer stretches where I posted not at all, I've had my journal far, far longer than I thought I would when I first got started. This journal is used for the usual journal-y things, including fic posts. I've been a paid user since my second year, I believe -- possibly earlier. I'm currently paid through the end of the year.

- I'm boggled to see that come September, I'll have had my writing journal for seven years. !!! I wish, wish, wish I'd started sooner. This is where I corral all those errant bits of stuff that go into writing. Fic in progress, posted fic, unused snippets, fic ideas, edited out bits, email discussing fic and ideas...links to comms, resource pages, reference sites, etc. Each fandom has its own index, made even more fabulous by tags. Tags are seriously the best thing EVAR for keeping my writing journal organized. I LOVE MY WRITING JOURNAL. 99.9999% private, with two or three public entries. Free account.

- Journalfen! Holy crap, in August I'll have had this journal for three years. I got this one when rumors began circulating about LJ shutting down creative content or some such. Fic was moved offshore to journalfen with a link on LJ. Free account.

- I now find myself with a Dreamwidth journal -- code provided by a friend. :-) There's been unease about LJ ever since they changed hands a few years ago, though to be completely honest, I'd say that I really don't keep up with these things. I'm one of those people who'll roll blithely along until I hear through the LJ grapevine that it's truly time to bug out.

I've seen more and more of my friends posting from Dreamwidth, with at least two planning to pull out of LJ altogether when their paid time expires. I know there's going to be a tipping point, where more friends than not have moved on -- and now that what remains of popslash is unraveling as time passes, any real fandom reason to stay with LJ fades a little more. I haven't explored the fandom opportunities at Dreamwidth yet, but I have a feeling that LJ's kicking butt in that arena at the moment.

Will fandom comms and such move to Dreamwidth eventually? Do I need to be on LJ to better keep in the fandom loop? It's not really like I post that much in comms… At the moment, this is a free account.


edited again to add: And of course fandom isn't the only reason to stay on LJ...friends who aren't necessarily in the same fandoms anymore are still my friends! That makes it harder to leave, of course.

So.

- Obviously, I'm keeping the writing journal, and it'll probably stay on LJ, unless someone out there knows something I don't and suggests that I move it.

- Do I move the main LJ to Dreamwidth and crosspost, then close down foxmonkey@LJ and post on Dreamwidth exclusively when my paid LJ time is up?

- Mirror LJ entries on Dreamwidth and continue to crosspost ad infinitum?

- If Dreamwidth doesn't have the creative content concern that LJ did (does), should I use that for offshore fic posting and close journalfen???

I think I need to consolidate, but I'm not sure what or where. Oy! My brain hurts.

edited to add: It would probably make sense to post this at Dreamwidth as well... Done!
foxmonkey: Robot Snowman with Flowers (Default)
Re my subject line...how could I resist?

I have four journals. Two LJs, one Dreamwidth, one Journalfen. You can probably see where this is going. In order of appearance...

- I've had my main LJ for nine years now, and even though there have been periods where I've posted sporadically or even longer stretches where I posted not at all, I've had my journal far, far longer than I thought I would when I first got started. This journal is used for the usual journal-y things, including fic posts. I've been a paid user since my second year, I believe -- possibly earlier. I'm currently paid through the end of the year.

- I'm boggled to see that come September, I'll have had my writing journal for seven years. !!! I wish, wish, wish I'd started sooner. This is where I corral all those errant bits of stuff that go into writing. Fic in progress, posted fic, unused snippets, fic ideas, edited out bits, email discussing fic and ideas...links to comms, resource pages, reference sites, etc. Each fandom has its own index, made even more fabulous by tags. Tags are seriously the best thing EVAR for keeping my writing journal organized. I LOVE MY WRITING JOURNAL. 99.9999% private, with two or three public entries. Free account.

- Journalfen! Holy crap, in August I'll have had this journal for three years. I got this one when rumors began circulating about LJ shutting down creative content or some such. Fic was moved offshore to journalfen with a link on LJ. Free account.

- I now find myself with a Dreamwidth journal -- code provided by a friend. :-) There's been unease about LJ ever since they changed hands a few years ago, though to be completely honest, I'd say that I really don't keep up with these things. I'm one of those people who'll roll blithely along until I hear through the LJ grapevine that it's truly time to bug out.

I've seen more and more of my friends posting from Dreamwidth, with at least two planning to pull out of LJ altogether when their paid time expires. I know there's going to be a tipping point, where more friends than not have moved on -- and now that what remains of popslash is unraveling as time passes, any real fandom reason to stay with LJ fades a little more. I haven't explored the fandom opportunities at Dreamwidth yet, but I have a feeling that LJ's kicking butt in that arena at the moment.

Will fandom comms and such move to Dreamwidth eventually? Do I need to be on LJ to better keep in the fandom loop? It's not really like I post that much in comms… At the moment, this is a free account.

edited again to add: And of course fandom isn't the only reason to stay on LJ...friends who aren't necessarily in the same fandoms anymore are still my friends! That makes it harder to leave, of course.

So.

- Obviously, I'm keeping the writing journal, and it'll probably stay on LJ, unless someone out there knows something I don't and suggests that I move it.

- Do I move the main LJ to Dreamwidth and crosspost, then close down foxmonkey@LJ and post on Dreamwidth exclusively when my paid LJ time is up?

- Mirror LJ entries on Dreamwidth and continue to crosspost ad infinitum?

- If Dreamwidth doesn't have the creative content concern that LJ did (does), should I use that for offshore fic posting and close journalfen???

I think I need to consolidate, but I'm not sure what or where. Oy! My brain hurts.

edited to add: It would probably make sense to post this at Dreamwidth as well...

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