For the one or two of you still here on LiveJournal (and the two or three who might possibly see [and care about] this when I post a link to it on Twitter), reading the shit I post, I have a couple of questions (which I've asked before
, sort of, but am now asking again, in a different way and a bit more in depth):
First question: why are you still here? By that, I don't mean why are you here specifically at my particular
LiveJournal (though that's probably a valid question, too). I mean, why are you still here on LiveJournal itself, generally speaking? I'm not even really asking are
you still here, this time, I'm asking why
are you still here, if you are still here? I don't mean that in a sarcastic, bad way, either. I'm asking out of simple curiosity. Mainly, it just seems like LiveJournal has been dying a long, slow death for at least the past half a decade or more.
Second question: are you planning to ever move on to a more lively venue other than LiveJournal? Or rather, as the case may well be, have you already
moved on to a more lively venue other than LiveJournal? If so, what venue would that be? Is it any good or, at least, better than LiveJournal? Is it something I might be interested in giving a try?
For me, the answer to the first question is, "I honestly don't fucking know, really. Just too lazy to overcome inertia and start looking for somewhere less dead to blog at, I guess."
My answer to the second question is, "Yes, probably, maybe, I dunno, as soon as I bother to make the effort to try to possibly consider starting to look for something to take the place of LiveJournal that is better than just Facebook or Twitter. I have little interest in doing much more than just lurking on Facebook anymore, and Twitter is too hectic to try to keep up with on anything even remotely resembling a regular basis (at least not unless I severely curtail my current "Following" list, which I may well do at some point relatively soon), so I usually bother only slightly more than not at all, outside of tweeting links back to this here LJ. And, no, I absolutely don't have any interest at all in trying to make another Tumblr account again. And I'm far too chickenshit to even think about doing something like vlogging on Youtube or some shit, even if I had the proper equipment to do so, which I don't. So, like I said, what are some decent, modern alternatives to LiveJournal besides those I already mentioned? Yeah, sure, I could just ask Google or whatever, I guess, but I'm also looking for more personal recommendations."
This was, at least in part, inspired by a post over on Facebook
that was asking the same sort of question, so I guess Facebook isn't completely
useless to me. But, seriously, I mostly just lurk on FB these days. I mostly quit posting there entirely, after I got one too many "Why are you posting stuff like this?" replies from members of my family who are also on FB. They don't post that sort of shit on my LJ, though, because they apparently don't read my LJ, or else aren't even aware of the existence of my LJ, despite the lack of any effort on my part to hide it. But anyway, yeah, that's why I don't post much at all to Facebook anymore, and is why I have no interest in making Facebook into my "main" presence on the Internet.
That said, though, aside from the very few of you who still comment on my pointless babbling here, LJ is pretty much deadsville these days, and has been for a while now, so I am indeed, maybe, kind of, sort of interested in looking to move on to greener pastures, finally, after all this time. Not sure if I'd actually abandon LJ entirely, or if I'll even actually indeed start blogging elsewhere at all
... just that I'm considering it, in a vague, half-assed manner. I already have a Blogger
site, for what that's worth, though I've hardly ever even glanced at it after I created it, until now. The ability to import in all my old shit from LiveJournal would be a plus, but wouldn't be a dealbreaker if it isn't there, either.
 - Though there are admittedly more of you here
, on LiveJournal, doing that than there are on Twitter doing that, which is another reason, besides the "too hectic" reason mentioned above, that I also have no interest in making Twitter into my "main" presence on the Internet, either.