is LJ dead?
Is Livejournal dead? Are we all using Tumblr and Twitter (and for me, to an increasingly lesser degree, Facebook) these days? I don’t ask because of this article (touting LJ’s return; hat-tip to Charlie for the link), but because man, it’s *really* seemed quiet the past few months, and only seems to be growing increasingly so. And of course it’s not any skin off my nose to keep cross-posting, but boy, there’s a lot of whistling in the wind going on.
Of course, a Saturday afternoon/evening is probably not the best time to post and ask this, but once upon a time it wouldn’t have been a *bad* time. Or maybe it’s just everybody’s moved on to a new phase in their lives where they don’t have time to blog as much, much like there was a slow visible drop-off in MUSHing among my friends lo these many years ago now as people moved on and out of college and perhaps out of jobs that let them be online 24/7, and started having children and doing other things which quite reasonably had greater demand on their time.
I dunno. I miss the community. I know I’m not doing a great job keeping up my end, either, with sporadic postings, but I miss it anyway.
Slowly but surely a lot of the people I’ve historically read on LJ are either moving over to Dreamwidth as their point-of-origin place to post, or else they’re doing the same from WordPress blogs. Or they’re posting on Facebook or Twitter or Google+. A lot more in the latter category, I think–since it certainly seems like the majority of stuff my LJ circle used to post is the sort of stuff better suited to social-network-length posting rather than a longer blog post.
It doesn’t help that LJ continues to have a chain of Fail going on, some of it more annoying than other bits.
I miss the earlier LJ days too. :/