As some of you may have noticed, things were kind of . . . broken around here last week. Not just for me, but for Livejournal as a general thing.
As is my nature, I spent an unreasonable amount of time and energy obsessing over what I should do if things weren’t back to normal by Monday (i.e., today), and what I should do if outages continued to happen in the future, which—let’s be honest—they might, and what is the absolute best thing to do about the whole situation. And the conclusion I arrived at is that things are probably going to have to change.
This is very difficult, because I hate change.
However, with the help* of my trusty internet-wrangler/husband, I’ve** figured out a way to do what needs to be done, while simultaneously changing things as little as possible.
What’s going to happen is this: I’ll be moving everything over to wordpress.com at the beginning of next month.
This is the sad part, because I really don’t want to leave you guys behind. (D laughed at me when I said that, and pointed out that this is the internet and it is not like I’m moving to some other country.)
The blog on WordPress will look like this blog and work like this blog, and eventually I’ll delete the entries over here or make them private.
Now, the part where things actually change very little: If all goes well, I’ll be able to syndicate my new blog to Livejournal, which means that all you have to do is click a button and I’ll show up on your friends list. Just like always.
When I found this out, it was a big relief, because as I said, I hate change and this magical-syndicated-button-thing gives me the illusion of things staying exactly the same.
Which I like. I like it when things stay the same.
In other news, because of the outage last week, I couldn’t post Thursday’s high school post, so I’ll have that for you later this week.
*And by help, I mean that he did any and all work involved.
**See the first item.
All the archives will transfer over, and it looks like I’ll even be able to take all the comments and discussion with me, although the comments on the archived posts might display semi-out-of-order.
Any new comments and responses will be sequential, though, and it will all be in one place, so I call it a win!
if you want another backup that will work about the same way as moving your blog over to WordPress, let me strongly recommend using dreamwidth, which I can easily get you an invite code to.
Also, Dreamwidth makes it really easy to import your LJ archive with all associated comments and discussion.
I’m kind of sorry to hear that, tbh; feeds do make it possible to read your entries, but they make commenting harder. :\
I’m really, really hoping that at worst, commenting will only be a matter of clicking through one more link than you’d have to otherwise. (I’m also hoping that I’ll be able to allow anonymous comments without being buried in spam, but that’s another story . . .)