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OK, I'm Here. Now What?

Well, after listening to various complaints about LJ, and after one nearly complete defection from same, I decided to finally break down and make a presence here (at Dreamwidth), too. ::looks around at empty space::

I am not certain how to go about linking posts, but I'll try. Anyway, for the time being, this is simply a hedge (and a way of communicating with anyone who decides to break away from LJ all together). I will still be doing my posting and replying on LJ and I intend to remain there (since that's where most of my friends reside) unless unless they eff-up really badly. In the meantime, I'd appreciate any help I can get from those of you who have been here for awhile in navigating this unfamiliar territory. :-) For one thing, how do I find you all? If you have a space here at Dreamwidth, are you using the same username here as at LJ?


Jul. 3rd, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link! I will put it to good use. :-) Is there a reason you prefer doing it this way? AT the moment, I'm intending to stick with LJ, but I have noticed that a lot of my flist crossposts. Any advantages to it, or do you just have a different set of friends in each place?
Jul. 16th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
DW has a fancy automatic crossposter. You feed it your LJ/IJ account info (or a few other services, I think, like JournalFen) and it not only automatically posts the remote posts, if you edit or delete the master on DW it automatically updates the remote posts. If I posted from LJ I'd have to do the crossposting manually and then if I edited, I'd have to edit three copies manually (since I crosspost DW/LJ/IJ). What a pain.

As far as reading, yes, my flists are somewhat different. I do have a few friends that are only on DW. If someone posts to both LJ and DW and their posts are identical, I generally have them friended both places, but read and comment only on DW. (I use reading filters to control who I am actually reading where.)