Onoz! Teh Sky, It Is Falling!

Well, I may have somewhat overstated that. You can forgive me later, I am sure.

As almost everybody on LJ is likely aware now, there are guys running around with "the end is nigh!" sandwich boards due to the signs of the times (to wit: the firing of over 2/3 of LJ’s employees, likely an indication that LJ is going on life support before too much longer and getting the plug pulled entirely at some point).

While I’m not in a giant rush, I have decided that it might be wise to begin checking out some other blogging alternatives. I’ve got a social networking thing in facebook, but I want something that’s specifically for blogging so I can keep my social network and my blog at least somewhat separate. I’ll talk mostly about geeky stuff and odd news items etc as ever in the blog of course. Now to ponder on where to hop to. WordPress is a possibility, as is blogspot. I hear that it’s possible to import an LJ journal into wordpress as well, which is nice. I guess I’d best do some actual research on this pretty soon.

LJArchive‘s looking like a good thing, too.

Any suggestions? Are any folks on my flist heading off in any specific direction?

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7 Responses to “Onoz! Teh Sky, It Is Falling!”

  1. meta4life Says:

    I already have a WordPress blog and will probably retreat to that, if it becomes necessary. I will miss my group though. Unlikely they’ll all move that way with me. 😦

    I did back up my LJ the other day, though. It just irks me that I can’t take the comments with me unless I install a Windoze emulator to run one of the backup programs… Ah well.

  2. lucretiasheart Says:

    I’ve been away so much for work that I’ve missed all the hub-bub. So let me react…

    WHAT THE F**K!? NO! Darn it– I have a lifetime account! They never said that meant the lifetime of a.. a… (What lives for 7 years?) and not a human! Darn them!

    I’ve been writing almost daily in LJ for some — well, 7 years! I’m quite obviously addicted. If LJ goes down, I’ll seriously tweak!

    *grumbles and stomps away*

  3. lucretiasheart Says:

    How did you back up your LJ? I really need to know.

    *looks at stranger with hope shining in eyes*

  4. meta4life Says:

    I used the Export LJ thingie.

    http://www.livejournal.com/export.bml

    One month at a time, no comments or anything else. I backed up my scrapbook manually.

    It’s not a great option, but it worked.

  5. uhlrik Says:

    The following tool can supposedly back up your LJ as well, and though I haven’t taken a good look at it yet supposedly it can get comments too.
    http://fawx.com/software/ljarchive/

  6. lucretiasheart Says:

    Hmmm… I have 7 years worth of writing every single day. That would take me a LONG time to do…

    *pouts*

  7. lucretiasheart Says:

    Kay– I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!

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