I have been stoooopid.
For years now, I’ve sort of thought of myself as a semi-famous blogger. I used to be the moderator of a fairly active FidoNet national mailing list, and I got a lot of mail. There were also a number of people making comments at this blog.
BUT . . . traffic has fallen off. I’m not famous, really. And this platform, LiveJournal, is quickly losing credibility and sliding into the trash. They’ve stated that they want to be more like Facebook and other social networking sites, and they don’t care about their established users. They would rather attract a lot of new people.
Fair enough. I’ve had friends who said they wanted to go be with the popular crowd and were sorry that they’d have to treat us nerds/grinds/straight-A types badly from then on. I’ve watched as people dumped their nice and loyal boyfriends for the next new shiny man who came around the corner. I’ve seen businesses decide to change their brand and their charter.
I’ve even seen the strategy work.
But I want a journaling/blogging site that’s like LJ used to be. The closest thing I’ve seen is Dreamwidth. I can’t remember to get on there, is the problem. A lot of writers who blog are choosing WordPress, and they tell me it allows for cross-posting. I should probably transition over to one of those platforms. I’d be cross-posting until the bitter end, so I’ll be hanging on here as well.
I won’t dump LiveJournal, but I’m afraid it is going to crawl into the dumper over the next few months. It’s going to leave US, and it doesn’t care. Well . . . life happens.
Who’s out there and happy at another site? Is it Dreamwidth? Or something else?