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Raine Thompson
10 January 2021 @ 10:29 am
I've had this LJ for almost ten years now (May will be my ten-year anniversary, woooo). I've met a lot of new people here, found some good communities, and made more than three thousand posts. It was my first real social networking site, before Facebook or Twitter or even World of Warcraft. I don't plan on leaving it any time soon.

But there's lots I need to write about, to talk about, and I don't feel as free here as I used to. There have been instances of unwanted comments and spam, and there are things I want to talk about that I don't need everyone in the world to know about.

Over the years, I've always scoffed at people who've done this, but I think maybe it's time that I did it myself. I'm going to switch this journal - at least, all posts going forward - to Friends Only. And I will also be paring down my friends list, probably by the end of the week.

This isn't a 'comment here or you'll be deleted, kthxbai' post. It's just a heads-up. But if you've been reading my LJ without being on my friends list, and you don't exactly want to stop reading these posts, now's the time to let me know.
Raine Thompson
15 August 2011 @ 10:12 am
LiveJournal appears to be dying. It probably isn't, not exactly, but it is most certainly shrinking, and I doubt anybody can truly argue that. Communities hosted here seem to do well, but they also seem to be the only things that update anymore.

Most of my friends have moved over to Facebook, or Twitter, or Google+, and since I'm on all three of those sites I find it a bit redundant to be using all of them equally. LiveJournal is no longer the safe haven for friendly communication that it once was for me, and I will be spending less time here as a result.

Blog/journal type posts will likely be found over on Google+, where I can very easily choose the audience for every post I make. 'Safe' updates will be on Facebook, as well as quite a bit of community activity. Twitter...is getting old, but I'm still there for the moment, at least. I'd tweet more if I could tweet pictures from my cell phone, but c'est la vie.

Come February, I don't think I will renew my paid account.
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