So I'm considering cross-posting my Dreamwidth entries
to LJ after all. Partly because I am a lot less annoyed with LJ than I was in 2009 (though now I'm trying to make an actual post here, goodness me the new update page is irritating!) Partly because LJ seems to be experiencing a bit of a revival and in some ways I'd like to be part of that. And for all its faults LJ has done a lot for the internet in the past 16 years.
For me, cross-posting is somewhat inconvenient as I am still happier at DW overall. But I think there are some potential downsides for my LJ friends as well, so, poll:
How would you feel about me crossposting my DW posts to LJ?
I'd prefer it, I'm more comfortable on LJ than DW
I would feel neutral, I'm happy with using both sites
I would be annoyed about your posts showing up twice
I would be annoyed about needing to follow discussions in both places
I would feel unsafe if Dreamwidth knew your LJ password and you could see my Friends Only entries
Some other option which I'll explain in comments
|Date:||May 3rd, 2015 08:53 pm (UTC)|
2 days after journal entry, 09:53 pm (lethargic_man's time)
FWIW, I've been crossposting all the time, because I have a few readers who refuse to look at DW. Once upon a time Facebook would pick up my blog posts automatically; now I put in links manually, or if they're short, just crosspost the content manually on Facebook. And now when I post, the vast majority of comments I get come on Facebook, with the remainder split between LJ and DW. It's an imperfect world.
|Date:||May 7th, 2015 09:41 am (UTC)|
5 days after journal entry, 10:41 am (livredor's time)
Ugh, Facebook. There's no way I'm crossposting my DW stuff there, because I have a lot of professional and community contacts there who don't need to know about my private life and political opinions. But seeing your example and that of some other friends, it's clear that Facebook is where the engaged Jews of our generation are hanging out, and if I want to be part of that maybe I need to have more than the bare minimum of presence there. I'm glad you do get plenty of comment discussion over there, but my heart just sinks at trying to have conversations in FB's horrible interface.