Aurora Cloud (auroracloud) wrote,
Aurora Cloud

Making the DW move (still around on both sites)

Announcing that I've finally got around to importing my journal (entries, icons, comments and the whole shebang) into Dreamwidth, and am now testing crossposting from here. I'm not yet sure which will be my primary posting and commenting platform, but I do intend to keep a presence on both sites. So if you'd rather follow me on Dreamwidth, or at least want an access to my entries in the case LJ goes kaboom, you feel free to add me (my username on DW is also [personal profile] auroracloud). I've added some of you there before, and will add any of my friends that add me, but if your username is different on DW than LJ, please let me know. Also, if you post on both sites but have a preference which site you'd like me to comment to your entries on, please tell me. Otherwise I'll comment wherever I feel more comfortable posting, and I haven't yet decided which one that is.

I do have to say that LJ has felt increasingly frustrating this spring because of all the site changes. While I choose to post on these journalling sites with assumption that any secret services might have access to them and they most likely don't give a damn because I'm not posting anything they're interested in, and that data security is always a bit of a risk on the internet, I really did not appreciate being made to sign a TOS that says I should follow Russian laws. Because there are a few that I'm not in agreement and, for example, find more than a teensy bit offensive to my person (hello, bi here, and more than eager to discuss and write all things LGBT+). On the other hand, it's not like I'm a primary target as a EU citizen with very few followers and hardly any political content, but it still was unpleasant on principle. Then the customer service has been pretty horrid, not responding to users' comments and worries, but instead keeping implementing changes none of us want, and not implementing changes any of us do want. I worry about the day the new posting interface will become mandatory, because I don't want to use it. I think it was that and the recent Facebook import thing that tipped the scales for me and made me decide to see if I'd rather start using Dreamwidth as the primary platform. But I've been meaning to start posting also to DW anyway, because I'm set to host Write Every Day in August, and I've noticed that after the TOS thing, most of the participants have started commenting on DW. So it's better to be available on DW by then.

Anyway. Following weeks will tell which site I'll be more pleased to use as my primary platform, but I will be posting and commenting on both.

(Eeeee! The posting interface here actually looks like LJ's used to look! I'd missed that!)

This entry was originally posted at Feel free to comment on either site.
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