Perhaps you’ve heard of the latest shockwave to hit LiveJournal. (See the official press release or this posting for background.) It has brought up some thoughts as to what one might do in the long run. I don’t believe LJ is about to disappear. But I’ve wondered in the past, what would happen if for some reason I wanted to keep blogging but LJ was not viable. I have assumptions, but I thought that some feedback would be nice to have. So… here’s a poll!
The main pluses that I’ve always seen to LJ is the user interface, which I’ve always liked, and the community of people who are also part of LJ—friends from real life as well as interesting people writing here. The interface has been duplicated already at sites like InsaneJournal and DeadJournal. To date, the community hasn’t; LJ is still the biggest and best (for me) in that regard.
Again, I’m not panicking; I’m not moving my LJ or quitting. I will be backing it up sometime soon (late at night when the rush is over), but that’s only prudent with any data. I’m just making sure I have options.
(Hmm. I should’ve made the buttons in the poll radio buttons not check boxes. Please choose only one. Well, two if you like Fleet Foxes.)