I suppose I should be up-front. I’m sitting out on my parents’ patio writing this post using the official WordPress iPhone app. This is a kind of “because I can” post. :-)
Moving right along…
Something occurred to me the other day. I was checking my LiveJournal friends page, and I was noticing how dead it was. Where I would once see numerous posts on there, requiring me to check a few times a day in order to keep up. These days, however, it seems like that only two or three people constantly post in LJ anymore, and of those three, one most posts stuff that she originally posted on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s not a complaint, mind. It’s a natural progression. These days people are moving on to the newest things, like Twitter and Facebook. Hell, while I started using LiveJournal in 2001 or so, I stopped updating it directly in 2005 when I opened my site blog. I’ve even moved past the site in a way; for short posts I use Twitter, and for lengthy posts I use the site.
It’s a tad of a shame, though, as I always liked having a central site to read my friends’ blogs. Now I use TweetDeck to watch my friends’ tweets and Facebook postings, and Firefox’s RSS feed reader to watch my friends’ blog postings. Ah, well… sometimes a bit of inconvenience is the price we pay for progression in other things. :-)