I have another blog that I occasionally post to. I use it sometimes to dive a little deeper into some topics that I want to post behind the friends-only security wall of LiveJournal. A lot of the posts from this website are cross-posted there as well.
Check out my LiveJournal … most of my content there is friends-only, which means you’ll need to be a member (free) and sign-in to see some of the posts. It makes it more intimate and a safer space for sharing. I highly recommend it.
I used to blog all the time. All the time. I’d blog about anything and everything. I was very active on LiveJournal, which was extremely popular through the 2000’s. Everyone I knew had either a LiveJournal or DeadJournal – of course, if you were anybody at all you referred to them as your LJ and DJ. Life was all about picking the perfect theme, the perfect banner for announcing your blog was “friends only” and coming up with the wittiest profile page – which was FULL of colour bars featuring absolutely any fandom you could think of.
With the invention and explosive popularity of Facebook, many people (myself included) moved their lives to that platform and interacted that way instead of the communities that we created on LiveJournal.
I miss blogging. True blogging. I miss the feeling of being able to get things out of my head, or trying to be funny, all in the tight-knit community of LiveJournal.
This week something happened. Famed LJ user @Jameth (who I am a big fan of) started posting on his LiveJournal again. The internet cheered and also went a little crazy at the same time. I’m sure the traffic stats are WAY up over at good ol’ LiveJournal.com this week.
Which leads me to ask … Is LiveJournal cool again?
Read old posts from my original blog, hosted on LiveJournal.com – one of the first and most popular blogging platforms of it’s time. LiveJournal had a mascot, his name was Frank, he was a goat. LiveJournal allowed you to post publicly or privately, and had a big sense of community.
View my profile and posts – matthewpilon.livejournal.com