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I wish that AO3 had a blogging component (and media hosting); I would feel more . . . emotionally secure about using such a platform. That said, I don't believe it would be any more secure than any platform anywhere else. Online security seems, well, mythic to me, so I back up my fic and images and hope for the best.

In the wake of the news that LiveJournal moved its servers to Russia, I wondered what to do about my communities: I wanted to back them up; people contributed some great works to them—but those creators made their contributions to LJ fests, never thinking that they might be moved elsewhere. I don't believe that I have the legal or moral right to move their works (or the comments their works received), and there is no way I could get every participant's permission to do so even if I had the time and inclination to track them down toward migrating my fests, which I do not.

The upshot of all this is that, while LJ's been my fandom home since '04 and it would gut me if something happened to it, sometimes, things die, and going forward, I'm just going to grieve them and move on when they do. Should LJ die, I'll continue to archive my work at AO3 and remain [personal profile]iulia_linnea/[personal profile] iulia_linnea/[personal profile]iulia_linnea.

P.S. I have the fic and art files of every mod-posted fest I've ever hosted. If you participated in hogwarts_houses, severus_shorts, the sshg_promptfest, snapecase, or the snuna_exchange and are missing a work or works, get in touch with me! I'd be happy to send you your work(s).

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a_boleyn
Jan. 1st, 2017 07:06 pm (UTC)
LJ was the first social medium I used to make contact with like minded individuals after my first limited exposure through Yahoo groups. I'm duplicating my posts on wordpress so if it disappears I'll still be continuing in some fashion. But I'd miss it a lot, to be honest. FB ... I spend too much time there but there isn't any where near the sense of community found on LJ. What 'regular' person has over 3000 'friends'?

Edited at 2017-01-01 07:07 pm (UTC)
iulia_linnea
Jan. 1st, 2017 10:24 pm (UTC)
Mine, too—it's still home to me. 3000 friends?! o.O

How do you like WordPress? *curious*
a_boleyn
Jan. 1st, 2017 11:04 pm (UTC)
It's fine. Easy to use, does everything I can do in LJ including notification settings.

Here's a link to it.

https://aboleyn01.wordpress.com/
iulia_linnea
Jan. 2nd, 2017 03:39 pm (UTC)
Cool beans! I've bookmarked it. Aren't you also cross-posting to a culinary site?
a_boleyn
Jan. 2nd, 2017 07:19 pm (UTC)
I've stopped posting to the 'cooking' and 'food porn' LJ groups. It's been several years in fact.
iulia_linnea
Jan. 2nd, 2017 11:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, so the site you recently linked me to was something you've stopped posting to? Bummer—but then, there is always your journal.

I hope 2017's been treating you well, so far. :)
a_boleyn
Jan. 2nd, 2017 11:18 pm (UTC)
No, my blog on Wordpress is still on going. The 2 groups I mentioned are LJ cooking groups which I no longer post recipes to. That's all they were for ... one pic and a recipe.

2017 is fine so far. No snow which is great. :)

Hope things are going well for you too.
iulia_linnea
Jan. 2nd, 2017 11:39 pm (UTC)
Isn't the weather bizarre? It's been raining all day here, but I've remained comfortable in short sleeves—and the other day, I was in shorts. In December. o.O
a_boleyn
Jan. 3rd, 2017 12:20 am (UTC)
Spoke too soon. We're having snow on Wed. Better go out and run my errands tomorrow.
iulia_linnea
Jan. 3rd, 2017 12:24 am (UTC)
Good luck! I hope it's a mild snowfall.
a_boleyn
Jan. 3rd, 2017 12:35 am (UTC)
Me too.
satismagic
Jan. 1st, 2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
WHOA. They are moving completely to Russia now? Where can I find out more about this? o_O

And yeah, I really wish AO3 had a corresponding blogging platform, too. :( I'm on facebook as Satis Magick (https://www.facebook.com/satismagic), but I really don't like it. It's so confusing! I started out only playing FarmVille there, but now there are tons of fandom people there too, but I don't even know who most of them are b/c I never knew their offline names in fandom... ARGH.
iulia_linnea
Jan. 1st, 2017 10:21 pm (UTC)
I started reading here. Got back up? :P

I tried FB when fodirteg died so that I could see her husband's memorial post, but the site left me cold and I deleted my account almost immediately. I've no plans to return.

Isn't this frustrating? Being worried that LJ might disappear again? I think that's why I'm just refusing to worry about it. I've lived through the pain of lost entries before; it made me stronger (ha to that). *rolls eyes at own sorrow sarcasm*

Edited at 2017-01-01 10:23 pm (UTC)
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