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A Shot In The Arm [Jan. 7th, 2013|04:27 pm]
Tony Grist
I do believe this last difficult time in the history of LJ has been good for it- as difficult times so often are. We'd grown torpid, content with what we had. Now, under threat of extinction, we've remembered our beginnings and why we came here in the first place and have started friending again.  I checked my info page just now and found that two people had friended me out of the blue. I've friended them right back. Two new friendings in a single day- that hasn't happened to me in years!  Suddenly the place feels lively again. 

LJ is a site like no other: an international site, a place where some serious blogging gets done, the online home to numbers of considerable writers, artists and photographers- but also a community where people not only talk to one another but maintain relationships of genuine warmth. If we lose it we lose something unique.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2013-01-07 04:38 pm (UTC)
I'm staying with LJ, but with a difference...

I'm posting from DW more often and backing up my LJ to DW more often as well.

LJ is my journal, my commonplace book, in addition to being a place for interaction. I archive a pdf version periodically -- I have them going back to 2003, when I joined. (I'm five months away from my 10th anniversary, I think).

This last LJ episode reminds me, again, of the importance of redundancy, of backups, for things that matter to me when the care of the original is not in my control.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-07 06:03 pm (UTC)
I joined up in 2004- so I'm closing in on my first decade. Gosh, that's nearly a 6th of my life.

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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2013-01-07 08:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah. This. Except backing up, which I actually must learn one of these days.
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[User Picture]From: angiereedgarner
2013-01-07 04:54 pm (UTC)
It's wonderful and already I want to post more!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-07 06:04 pm (UTC)
I've upped my rate of posting recently. Gotta fight back!
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[User Picture]From: kishenehn
2013-01-07 07:03 pm (UTC)
Beautifully said.

Would you mind if I reposted your second paragraph in my own journal?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-07 08:46 pm (UTC)
Please do. I'd be flattered.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2013-01-07 08:42 pm (UTC)
I am also asking if I can repost your second paragraph.
Thanks, Tony. I believe you're right!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-07 08:47 pm (UTC)
Go ahead. I'd be delighted. I'm happy to have struck a chord.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2013-01-07 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tony!
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[User Picture]From: glitzfrau
2013-01-07 09:16 pm (UTC)
I completely, completely agree. LJ is wonderful, and even if it's only a tiny oldfashioned corner of the spangly web, it's unique and beautiful. I'll go down with the site before I leave it... I think.

I've spent a fifth of my life here. Gosh.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-07 09:44 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's going down- or not without a big fight- as has been demonstrated.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2013-01-07 10:25 pm (UTC)
This is still my favourite site and i am glad to be here still.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2013-01-07 10:32 pm (UTC)
Could i quote your second paragraph in my next blog?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-08 09:20 am (UTC)
Gosh, yes. I'd be flattered.
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[User Picture]From: aellia
2013-01-07 11:36 pm (UTC)
Well said,Tony!
x
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-08 09:20 am (UTC)
Thank you
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[User Picture]From: basefinder
2013-01-08 04:20 am (UTC)
Hello, adding you if you don't mind. kishenehn sent me.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-08 09:23 am (UTC)
Pleased to meet you. I'm adding you back.
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[User Picture]From: mokie
2013-01-08 05:42 am (UTC)
Since July of 2000 here. 'End of LJ!' scares are almost as common as apocalypse countdowns these days. :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-08 09:27 am (UTC)
You must be one of the oldest residents. :)

I'll be here until there's nothing to be here for.
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[User Picture]From: spike7451
2013-01-08 11:59 am (UTC)
Saw the second paragraph posted at kishenehn's journal and have checked out a few of your posts and wonder if it would be Ok if I added you to my friend's list?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-08 01:45 pm (UTC)
Of course it would.

I'll friend you back.
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[User Picture]From: spike7451
2013-01-09 11:46 am (UTC)
I'll friend you back.

.... thank you.
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