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04 April 2017 @ 11:24 am
Oy, LJ...  
I finally imported my entire LJ to Dreamwidth... I have a feeling things are about to go down the drain for LJ, so I need to become as friendly as possible with DW as soon as possible... But there are things about DW which annoy me to no end (like I can't even make the stupid toolbar in rich text editor appear in Chrome... or can't find the options I'm looking for...). I know it's mostly a matter of getting used to it but the whole thing is just MEH...

I want to make the migration smooth, so it's gonna take me a while, but my goal is to slowly drift away from LJ until we are all happily settled in our new DW home and only vaguely remember that old LJ place :P. So, for starters, I'm not sure how many of you actually have a DW account. Recreating the flist on DW sounds like a good starting point, so please, either friend me on DW or comment here so we can find each other over there :D

I think my next step will be migrating my journal style (... but that needs to happen when I have some free time. And I will still probably end up running to[personal profile] elrhiarhodan or[personal profile] angelita26 for help :P

And this is my first crosspost from DW \o/

kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just checked and they only offer to buy extra icons for 1 buck a piece, not exactly a bargain if you need 50 or 100 more :/ For now I need to transfer my layout to DW and learn the habit of crossposting, this is my goal for now. Anything else, we'll see how it goes :D
leesa_perrie: Bird 3leesa_perrie on April 4th, 2017 03:59 pm (UTC)
I've had another look and guess I'd have to go for the paid account and settle for 100 icons. Even that for a year is more than LJ - $35 for a year, whereas I pay $29.95 a year for my LJ account plus 70 extra icons (this would give me 100 icons, the same as the DW account, but I have 48 loyalty icons as well. Something DW doesn't do). I guess I would only be paying a little bit more, but would not be able to go above 100 icons without paying $50 a year, which is a LOT more! Or a buck an icon, which is just ridiculous!!

Financially, LJ is the better option. However, I understand the concerns people have about LJ, especially now it's based in Russia. I prefer LJ because I know how to use it and set up comms etc, but I can see me having to move one day and get a paid account on DW. I hope that day can wait a while though.

Edited at 2017-04-04 04:00 pm (UTC)
kanarek13kanarek13 on April 4th, 2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, this :) I definitely won't just close shop here and move to DW, but it's just time to get myself acquainted with DW... I don't think anything drastic will happen in the nearest future, I'm sure they have a lot of Russian blogs they are dying to obliterate so these will probably be first... but at some point I expect the content of my LJ to become an issue... for now, let's just have that backup and see hat happens, hee :D