So I’ve officially made port on wordpress.

17 December, 2007 at 10:58 pm 4 comments

Love apple

I have mixed feelings about wordpress. To me, journaling has always been like an invitation for the readers to join me for 5 o’clock tea and a chat. Blogging was more like dragging a soap box to Hide Park Corner, talking to myself and hoping that some stranger might stop and listen.

But I want to interact, discuss – so many of the chats on LJ influenced and inspired my writing. Not that I expect a reply to every entry I make, that’s not it, but I need community. I don’t want to hold speeches. If somebody replies to a comment I made in another blog, I don’t even get a notification. That makes interaction terribly difficult; I have no other choice but checking daily each and every one of the links on my “blogroll” not only for updates, but also for possible replies. This means I’ll have to keep that list very small. It’s very limiting. And a bit elitist. I’m not overly enthusiastic.

That lack of interaction will certainly influence the way I keep journal – no, sorry, BLOG. LJ will remain home of fandom. I can’t see any alternatives. It’s the perfect combination between our fannish interests and reports of our daily lives. Greatest Journal is for the RPG crowd, and it has more bugs than users. Yes, there is Insane Journal, but it’s only a matter of time before somebody will cash in on the influx of new members there. Plus I want to punch that insane smiley in the face every time I see it.

The Joyful Molly has set sail and made port. LJ changes, life changes, so maybe it’s time for me to change as well. It won’t be the same, and it might not be as good, but it will still be me.

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  • 1. alexbeecroft  |  18 December, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Huzzah! I’m very happy indeed to see you over here, and I will attempt to provide some interaction 🙂 Other people are bound to turn up eventually as news gets round 🙂

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  • 2. joyfulmolly  |  18 December, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Huzzah indeed! It’s good to see some familiar friendly faces over here. And I was so happy when I figured out I could import all my entries from LJ! Of course, now I have to change all the links and re-upload all pictures, but it’s worth it. I left out all fanfic-updates and LJ-specific entries, so this will automatically change the appearance and tone of this blog.

    LJ is best for fandom, but it’s good to have a cuppa with some close friends over here. 🙂

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  • 3. alexbeecroft  |  18 December, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Of course, you’ve made port just as everyone is scattering for Christmas – or I’m sure there’d be a welcome from Dauntless too. But yes, it’s nice to know there are friends here too 🙂

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  • 4. joyfulmolly  |  18 December, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Heh – the truth is that I thought I’ve posted this entry a while ago, but it was obviously only a “draft”. That’s one of the tricky little things on wordpress!

    But yes, I definitely think I’m among good friends here. And I hope Dauntless will enjoy her holidays!

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