girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones

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Livejournal is my second blog. My first blog was at Diaryland years ago and then I moved to LJ because I like the way communities can interact - it's easy to keep track of all the people/communities you want to with the ease of the friends list and it has, from what I can tell, the best form of interaction with readers and writers of blogs. I'm yet to see any other platform do it better - with the emailing of comments and threads and the threading of comments and so on. And also with the ability to lock some posts and not others.

And one thing about me is I fly by the seat of my pants - I don't backup anything. I lost the first draft of my Honours Thesis a week before the deadline that way. And the experience didn't teach me anything because the second version was more succinct and pointed than the first. It was better. And so, I didn't back up my Diaryland entries. I halfarsedly transferred a few posts to here but I never finished the job. And then one day, I totally forgot my password and I could never go back and access the blog again. And I lost all the posts - I think you had to be able to verify it as active every so often. And ... I'm ok with that. I lost the posts I made during the first break up with the ex and that's the only thing I am sorry I no longer have.

But I *am* sorry that I no longer have those so I am going to figure out how to backup my LJ and start doing that tonight. I'm aware of the various tools out there but does anyone know if there's a way to save the comments to posts too? For me, they are the most valuable part of the blogging experience and contain much wisdom and important advice.

The other thing that I think is really important (and as pointed out in the comments to my last post) is - how we will find each other again if we get lost? I think probably we all belong to a dominant online community and would migrate with that one, should an evacuation be called. Probably I would go with the specfic one. Whereever most of those members go, I'll probably go. But ... I would hate to lose everyone else. Everyone I read and everyone who comes along and interacts with me here is important to me. I don't want to lose *anyone*.

I think maybe it would be cool if we could all let each other know some alternative way to contact or find us, in case we get separated (do I sound enough like a lost child or a paranoid mother - let's meet by the phonebox if we get separated ...).

So for me, you can find me on Facebook under my "real name". And Twelfth Planet Press has a website, thanks to the generous time and skill of Simon Haynes, at and should I for some reason drop out of contact, I'll be adding a news section there where you could find me.

Where would I find you?!
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