LiveJournal no more…

It’s kind of funny, in a way.

When I started blogging, I did so using LiveJournal. I mainly set it up to keep up with a friend’s LiveJournal (which was pretty locked down), and eventually started using it myself. Then, back in 2005, my friend Sean introduced me to WordPress and I started using that on my own site for blogging purposes. I still kept my LiveJournal, and used it as a mirror for my site blog. Most of my friends still used LJ and would comment on the LJ mirror as opposed to on my site itself.

As anything, though, things changed. There’s really only one active person on my LiveJournal friends list, and almost everything she posts is mirrored elsewhere, like her Twitter and Facebook. Also, almost everyone who is friends with me on LiveJournal follows me on Twitter or is a friend on Facebook, so they get notifications whenever I post a blog entry. So, really, there’s no point in keeping the LiveJournal active anymore.

So, this will be the last blog entry cross-posted to LiveJournal. As soon as this posts, I’ll be deleting the plugin that allows my site to post blog entries over to my LiveJournal. If I use LiveJournal at all, it’ll be to read the aforementioned friends’ posts when she has something to say that doesn’t fit in a Twitter or Facebook post. There’s no need for me to mirror my blog to it anymore.

It’s a shame, really. I used to really like LiveJournal. Still, its time has come and gone, and I really don’t need it anymore.