I used to be on LJ and loved it, making online and RL friends until I began editing myself to silence because my ex was not keen on what I wrote etc. Now I'd like to talk to people again but how's that done in 2015? Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace? I want to be able to write short random posts, but what I miss most is the interaction and sense of community, reading a group of friends and having conversations in comments and messages. Facebook feels like shouting across a mall.
Due to some nostalgia from my high school days when it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, I'd love to start reading more of that type of personal blogging, but it seems a little hard to come by these days. I'm looking for suggestions for blogs (could be on any platform: Tumblr, LJ, et cet) that are regularly updated and used mainly for personal, introspective, "journal-y" writing. [more inside]
I know I can't sell my account, but can I sell someone the account name? [more inside]
I need to back up my LiveJournal account offline (preferably including comments) and then empty it without actually deleting the account. [more inside]
Livejournal is failing me. Help find a replacement? (snowflakes inside) [more inside]
Is there a way to tell who is reading my LiveJournal page, either by LJ account name or IP? Does it make a difference if they have friended me (but not vice versa) or whether I have a pay account? I know about the "My Guests" tab, but if I'm understanding things correctly that only tells me about people who are logged in and have opted to be "visible".
Help me drop Livejournal for good by finding a Scrapbook replacement. [more inside]
How can a now-defunct LiveJournal community archive its posts & comments? [more inside]
Websites like Livejournal? RSSing? Cross-Posting? Questions inside. [more inside]
Tips for migrating my livejournal blog to personal hosting? [more inside]
What are your favorite "snarky" websites? [more inside]
Considering starting a personal, moderately-multimedia blog. Leaning towards Blogger... but I have questions and concerns. [more inside]
A friend is thinking of doing away with her Livejournal and writing Facebook notes instead so she asked for comments and thoughts to help with her decision. What sorts of comments and thoughts should she be most aware of?
Are Livejournals blogs? Is Livejournal a blogging service? [more inside]
Lost livejournal comment in Firefox - got as far as "preview" before losing power. [more inside]
What are some chatty, intelligent, funny personal blogs that I should be following? I used to love reading about people's daily lives on Livejournal, as well as knowing what music, books and films they were enjoying, but I haven't been back to LJ in years, and most of my friends have stopped updating. Something like a more regularly updated Defective Yeti is what I'm looking for. [more inside]
With Livejournal possibly aiming itself for a demise sometime in the future, I have a techie question that I'm hoping metafilter can answer and save me countless hours of google time. [more inside]
Would anyone be able to help me uncover remnants of a 1999 era blog called Evol Star or something to that effect? Details inside. [more inside]
Is there a blog service that has all the features I need? I've tried Blogger, Livejournal, and Wordpress.com, but none of them seems like quite the ticket. See inside for the 3 features I'm looking for. [more inside]
What's a good replacement for livejournal? Desired features: a modicum of privacy controls and openID authentication for readers. [more inside]
I'm looking into starting a co-op based model of a social network site. Any tips? Organization, legal incorporation, possible code-base to start from, how much would hosting/coding such a site cost? [more inside]
What is the best way to share my blogging when I have different friends on myspace, livejournal, blogspot, facebook. etc. [more inside]
Livejournal pages (and only Livejournal pages) are loading with excruciating slowness on my desktop computer (and only on my desktop computer). What gives?? [more inside]
Livejournal authenticated RSS feeds on Mac OS 10.4.10: why do they keep losing my credentials? May involve Keychain. [more inside]
How do you create a printable version of a livejournal entry's comments when there is more than one page? [more inside]
Social Network Safari Hunt - Help me find my friends! [more inside]
How do I trick Firefox 2 into using an extension from a previous build? [more inside]
Easiest way to cross-post some (but not necessarily all) entries from a WordPress-powered blog to a LiveJournal account?
Is switching blog services just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, or can it get me more readers? [more inside]
What are the best ways to track referrer links & to track traffic to a Livejournal account or community? [more inside]
Film/TV question. I've seen LiveJournal avatars and pics that look like they're from a certain TV show or film, and I'm curious as to which film it could be. It looks like a very recent film. [more inside]
Has anyone else here had trouble getting to Livejournal today? [more inside]
How accessible should the archives of one's blog be? In terms of privacy and security, are there certain things that should not be able to be Googled? [more inside]
Having recently installed MoveableType (after a LiveJournal migration from hell), I'm looking to personalize my blog. I can deal with web design for the templates, but I'm curious as to how people like this guy get listening and reading lists on their index. Slaving over obscure plug-in sites isn't helping. Any suggestions?
Is an LJ image feed bandwidth theft?
What is triggering these odd Google ads? The CMS question below is 3/4ths right-wing ads, the LiveJournal question is employment misconduct ads, the 55-65 yo question is all global warming. Any thoughts what words are triggering each of those?
I've got a journal in LiveJournal that I want to download to my home computer prior to deleting. The tool on the LiveJournal site will do this, but only one month at a time. Is there any tool that can handle more than a single month? I'd prefer the XML format, since I might want to do something with them at a later date.
Private online journals. Is LiveJournal the best option? [more inside] [more inside]
my partner's weblog's RSS feed is being republished on a Live Journal users friends page, without permission. is it right that your blog can be aggregated and published on another site without permission? have LJ automated copyright theft?
So I am sick of livejournal, and I want to start a blog independent of any form sites. Also, I am interested in learning to create backends and architecture for sites similar to Mefi. Where should I start? What languages? Perl? Bear in mind, my own programming experience is limited to a fairly fluent grasp of HTML, which I know isn't really programming at all. Tips?
Over the last few weeks my journal has been bombarded with spam posts about the Passion of Christ, as have the journals of many of my friends. Does anyone know if this is just some random nutjob, or if it's a co-ordinated 'promotion' of the film by some group? [No More Inside]