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21 March 2011 @ 01:45 am
your daily anachronism  
i'm told this medium is fading. over and over, in fact, over the last 48 hours. in harsher language than that.

good thing i prefer the weathered look.
.adisentangling on March 21st, 2011 06:13 am (UTC)
wait, what?
I didn't get that memo.
selva oscura: when you reach for me and i'm not thereanonymousblack on March 21st, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
livejournal is dead, haven't you heard? i swear there were eight posts on my flist today, all from pretty active posters, saying "i thought it was dead before, but it REALLY is dead now."

i mean, perhaps it's true, as i'm less inclined than i was a year ago to respond saying 'well, i'll be here writing for the russian bots til the cows come home," but, then, i'm kind of tired of having conversations on my dead venue bemoaning how dead my venue is. :-)
-deadletters on March 21st, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
I guess I was one of the bemoaners.. I can't speak for lj as a whole, I've never been active in any communities. My flist is intentionally small. It just seems like people aren't writing; almost confused how to write.
I've been here for ten years. I'm not going anywhere.
selva oscuraanonymousblack on March 21st, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
not bemoaners as such. it's just funny, how the death pronouncements all line up at once like that.

i've noticed, actually, that there were a lot of people on my reading who were using lj a lot like facebook. once they got facebook, they shifted away from lj, which is fine: this isn't quite ideal for straightforward networking and it never was. too personal, hence the joy of handles instead of names.

like i'm going to say to dd up there, however, when i'm at the at the wrong moment in my current emotional spectrum, posts like that can upset me on a few levels. with the depression, i haven't been writing, anything, so my ability to keep readers invested in my content whether or not livejournal itself is thriving, it becomes just another thing i'm failing at. the logic of which is screwy, but oh, dear, i'm hardly the queen of rational thinking, these days.
life's gallant, battered ongoingnesswaver_and_burst on March 21st, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
in my experience there's been a sort of renaissance, actually. several LJ-cum-IRL friends (and one or two IRL-cum-LJ ones) who stopped visiting the site years ago have begun again (partly, i think, because they know i write in here again), and some have even resumed writing.

and, well, in the last year or two i've made friends with a handful of new people on here, you among them. i feel more involved with the actual people whom i read (rather than admired by a motley assortment of strangers) than ever. that's no small thing.
selva oscuraanonymousblack on March 21st, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
yes. i've experienced something quite similar, actually, which is why i'm a little frustrated by the death pronouncements. though i've wondered if your new journal has helped revitalize some of the energy for you, too. as such, i'm tempted to follow suit.