May 26th, 2011
I have an account over there, but I see no real reason to make the switch.
Anyone care to comment as to why they did? Or didn't?
I have an account over there but found it was just duplicating LJ. Unless everyone I know moves over there, I'll just stay here. After ten years here I'd need some serious motivation to overcome the inertia. :)
That's been my feeling so far. :)
I have dreamwidth as backup and use LJ Archive as actual backup (just have to remember to open it and synch it. I also use LJ Book for making PDFs, but that's a once a year activity.
I xpost to dreamwidth. same user name. :)
After the DDoS attacks last time, I realized that I'm a very unhappy camper if I don't have an outlet for my ramblings!! I certainly wouldn't use FB as a backup. LJ is the primary place but DW is for "just in case".
|Date:||May 26th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)|| |
Have one, don't use it.
Dreamwidth suffers from the same problem competitors to eBay had. You go where all your friends go. I suspect ther'ell be whole cliches that are DW-only, but we're pretty well entrenched here on LJ, and IMHO LJ hasn't jumped the shark badly enough to warrant wholesale abandonment.
I gave up my paid account at LJ and switched over to a paid account at DW mostly in a "voting with my dollars" kind of way. I've been unhappy with how LJ has been handled since Our New Russian Overlords bought it, and I suspect the DDOS attacks and such are just going to continue to get worse. Eventually it just boiled down to "I don't want to give these people my money any more, I want to give it to these other people instead."
It's true that it suffers from the "all my friends are over there [LJ]" problem but I figured if I can be part of moving the center of gravity in DW's direction, it doesn't hurt me to do so :)
|Date:||May 26th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)|| |
I am one with the herd. I have my name over there, but don't post/read much due to the critical mass being over here. I do back up my content, but I don't blame LJ for the current DDOS mess. They've done some stupid things I don't like, but this one is really not their fault.
|Date:||May 26th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)|| |
I've gotten really into Dreamwidth. I find the interface much more user-friendly and the atmosphere to be much more comfortable, as LJ used to be for me. There are lots of little things that DW does better, like being able to respond to screened comments without unscreening, to post anonymous polls, to separate out access and subscription.
I participate in far more DW communities. The whole DW community is smaller overall, but my friends list over there is now larger and substantially more active than my list over here. And I'm happier about giving them money than I am about giving LJ money. If they had a picture-hosting service, I'd probably switch over completely.
I moved mostly to follow someone's writing, although that's petered out of my interest lately...that being said, it's handy to keep private me (here) from public me (there) when I write out my IF reviews.