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Okay then.

I've been on LiveJournal for going on thirteen years. During that time, The Powers That Be have been guilty of dumbassery now and then. So it goes.

But the times are challenging enough without facing additional censorship and bigotry from our current LiveJournal comrades in Russia.

I hate to leave. I have dear friends here. I even have a permanent account! But I'm going.

All of my past posts are backed up here on Dreamwidth, and I'll be establishing a regular presence there. I've already started posting there. But in the near future, I'll be spending more time on my new Tumblr. I suspect that's the better place to relocate my annual Halloween countdown, if indeed I relocate it. (Your thoughts?)

I don't want to lose touch with you, my friends. All of my posts will continue to be cross-posted to my blog on my author page at Goodreads, my Amazon author page, and my Twitter feed.

As the Vulcans say, Live Long and Prosper -- and Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.

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jan_u_wine
Apr. 12th, 2017 04:49 pm (UTC)
noooooooooo.........
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 12th, 2017 06:56 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely be updating on DW as well as the other platforms. Where are you/will you be? It looks like something of a mass exodus is happening.
jan_u_wine
Apr. 12th, 2017 10:45 pm (UTC)
oh, i never even post (except maybe twice in all the years on LJ) on my own LJ....

(the lady who I've partnered with in the past on LJ (mechtild) has already moved to DW, crying that her Wm Morris wallpaper could not survive the trip....)

so....i guess I'll be visiting you on DW.... i don't even really understand how a lot of this stuff works and might just be too old to learn....



(runs off to discuss 'new tricks' with a neighboring ol' dawg.....)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 14th, 2017 11:22 am (UTC)
I don't understand how a lot of this stuff works either -- so hey, if I can figure out enough about it to use it, anyone can! :) Fortunately DW is very much like LJ was some years ago, so that transition is fairly simple. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know! We ol' dawgs must stick together! ;)
jan_u_wine
Apr. 14th, 2017 04:41 pm (UTC)
we sure 'nuff do need to stick together........
acciochocolate
Apr. 12th, 2017 05:53 pm (UTC)
I've friended you over at DWidth, user name is the same. I'll follow you on Tumblr, but I've always been of the opinion that, unless users there set up their accounts properly, there is usually no easy way to respond and therefore no way to have a dialogue. I hope that you will continue updating at DWidth. Of course, this is JMHO and YMMV. There is no mechanism to notify one of posts by a fav person at Tumblr, at least not one that I can discover. If you find out differently, please let me know.

Also, sadly, on average, at least once a day my Tumblr is followed by a hard-core porno site! Tumblr tech support informs me that there is Nothing that can be done and I should just make my account private. I told them there would be no pt in having a tumblr, then. Silence from their end, sadly.

Edited at 2017-04-12 05:54 pm (UTC)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 12th, 2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I've friended you back! I'm so glad to be able to keep in touch. I will definitely continue updating at DWidth. I've been using another Tumblr for fannish stuff, and while I haven't had the porn issue (yet! hope I don't jinx myself!), I definitely see your point about interactivity. So yes, I'll be keeping DWidth. I do like how easy Tumblr is with cross-posting short things (like Calls for Papers or reading recs) to Twitter, but it's somewhat apples and oranges. Thanks for your helpful advice and insights!


eldritchhobbit
Apr. 30th, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
There is no mechanism to notify one of posts by a fav person at Tumblr, at least not one that I can discover. If you find out differently, please let me know.

I've discovered that if follow someone on Tumblr, as soon as you "Follow," it gives you the option to receive notifications of that Tumblr's actions (new posts, etc.). Just FYI!
acciochocolate
May. 1st, 2017 03:42 pm (UTC)
I've never seen such a thing, alas!
acciochocolate
May. 1st, 2017 03:45 pm (UTC)
Would that be an email notification? I get email notifications of when someone, usually a porno blogger complete w/ a rude pic, follows me. :( Then I have to go and block them right away. I have no clue how they find me, either.
byslantedlight
Apr. 12th, 2017 06:13 pm (UTC)
Really sorry to hear this. There's definite dumb-arsery in the land of the new ToS, but I'm sadly not convinced of its lack elsewhere in the world either, at the moment. And I can't do Tumblr, or Twitter or even Goodreads really, so I probably won't see you much around unless Lj closes down and I'm forced to DW. So - best wishes for your world, and for all the wonderful things you do to make it a brighter place. Your fish have been fab. *g*
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 12th, 2017 07:02 pm (UTC)
I hope I'll see you at DW, but if not, I know where you live here :), so I can find you. You share such wonderful goodies as well as good cheer, and goodness knows you've brightened my world for many years, and I don't want to lose touch!
lin4gondor
Apr. 12th, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm Linaewen over at DW, I just added you to my circle there so we don't lose touch!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 12th, 2017 07:01 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! Just added you back! Thanks so much!
sarah531
Apr. 12th, 2017 08:06 pm (UTC)
I've followed you over on tumblr! :)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 13th, 2017 11:33 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks! I followed you back. :)
lizziebelle
Apr. 12th, 2017 10:04 pm (UTC)
This makes me very sad. LJ was already a ghost of what it once was, and now even die-hards are leaving. See you elsewhere on the web!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 13th, 2017 11:37 am (UTC)
It makes me sad, too. This was such a hub for fandom and friendship and SF in particular, because it was a great place to share and discuss. Now TPTB are acting against the very spirit of what made this a great place to be.

Thanks so much for finding me on Twitter! <3 I look forward to seeing you there.
febobe
Apr. 13th, 2017 02:42 am (UTC)
I wish you'd still post your Halloween countdown to DW. I'm not on Tumblr and don't really plan to be, but I'd hate to miss it. :( I look fwd to it so much!

I'm over there as febobe. I'll look for you.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 13th, 2017 11:32 am (UTC)
Yay! We found each other at DW! :)

Thanks for this feedback re: the Halloween countdown. I'll plan to do that, then!
acciochocolate
May. 1st, 2017 03:48 pm (UTC)
That sounds great! I was going to ask the same thing. :)
gilda_elise
Apr. 13th, 2017 11:51 am (UTC)
Sorry to see you go. Will definitely miss your Halloween countdown and all things literature. :-)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 14th, 2017 11:11 am (UTC)
I will miss you, too! But I know where to find you, which is good. :) If you ever move, please do look me up wherever you land online! Thank you for being awesome.
morfin
Apr. 13th, 2017 05:18 pm (UTC)
leaving
Can't say I blame you, I've left for Dreamwidth also. One request, please do your Halloween there, not Tumbler. I just don't think the Tumbler format works well for that.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 14th, 2017 11:18 am (UTC)
Re: leaving
Thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know: where you'd like to see the countdown. I'll plan on that.

I agree that DW is much better for prose. I haven't yet figured out how to post images on DW without going through a whole bunch of inefficient extra steps (like hosting the picture online somewhere), so that's frustrating, but it's highly likely that I'm missing something basic. The more I spend time there, the more I'll figure out (I hope, ha!).

I'm so glad you're there!
ankh_hpl
Apr. 13th, 2017 08:26 pm (UTC)
Not sure yet what to do, if anything. Thanks for your links explaining the problem. I'm not terribly good at setting up social media stuff, however . . .
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 14th, 2017 11:20 am (UTC)
I'm not terribly good at this stuff either... so if I can do it, you can, too! Ha. (No pressure... just, you know, pressure.) If there's anything I can do to help or make it less troublesome, please let me know.
ankh_hpl
Apr. 14th, 2017 05:55 pm (UTC)
I probably will -- need to check the site first. I did look briefly, & couldn't figure out how to import my account.

Also thinking about Twitter.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 14th, 2017 06:05 pm (UTC)
I did look briefly, & couldn't figure out how to import my account.

There's a horizontal menu, and you choose "Organize." From there, one of the options is "Import Content." This option prompts you for the name of the site you're importing from, etc. I hope this helps!

Also thinking about Twitter.

Yay! It's proved much less annoying than I thought it would be. ;) I like that you can share links very easily there. I hope to see you there!
Ace Hamilton
Apr. 18th, 2017 11:53 pm (UTC)
It's sad when you have to make such a change, but I have no doubt you're doing the right thing. Mazel tov!
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