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why Dreamwidth isn't being updated.

Sadly, I don't have time to type and retype my journal entries into multiple sites. Honestly, I'd prefer to use Dreamwidth and just cross-post to LJ for the people I contact there, however LJ has a feature that Dreamwidth doesn't -- cross-posting to Facebook.

For reasons out of my control, the vast majority of people connect with me on Facebook. Facebook is the place where I must post to reach those people. Facebook is *NOT* where I like to keep my thoughts on record.

Livejournal gives me the ability to cross-post a sampler to Facebook such that Facebook friends can know I have posted and go read what I wrote on LJ.

Dreamwidth gives me no such option. Dreamwidth has indicated they have no desire to support Facebook. I feel strongly for, and agree with, their distaste. However this decision is not available to me. And thus, I must use LJ rather than Dreamwidth.

I will set up some of my blogs to cross-post to here so that if you are only friended with me on Dreamwidth you will get to see something of my life. Feel free to comment here, I'll see your comments and respond here too. But if you are following me on LJ I will totally understand if you unfriend or unfollow me here since it will be entirely redundant.

Originally posted at http://jorhett.dreamwidth.org/8720.html. You can comment there using OpenID, or here if you prefer.


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May. 26th, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
I went to Facebook grudgingly, and at first, just for the access to knowledgeable goat owners. But it's where lots and lots of my friends and family are, and in many instances it's the only way we keep in touch (time zones and personal wake/work/sleep schedules don't really jive for telephone contact). So I'm spending a lot more time there. It prevents me being as isolated.

But Livejournal is a much nicer set-up for lingering conversations, real journal entries, and such.
May. 26th, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
dead on.
At first I was updating Facebook as it was the place where my family was. And to be honest, I liked having one family-safe zone distinct from my others.

But now my life partner functions almost entirely through Facebook and many of our common friends are more active there than here. So ... I adapt.

But livejournal is truly the only place for long-form thoughts, and I love LJ for that.
May. 26th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re: dead on.
Yeah. I'm currently more active on Facebook because that's where folks are, but this is just a better place for real conversations vs. cocktail party chit-chat.
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