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May 27th, 2017

Dear Anxiety, @ 08:25 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: depressed depressed

Okay, anxiety, I get why you think the entire Internet is going to be gone two years from now. You're probably right about that.

But WHY are you continuing to make me worry about everyone hating me for still liking/using/refusing to leave LJ? It's been nearly TWO MONTHS, and not one person has actually said "I hate you because you still like LJ", and I've actually met several new friends who are on LJ and not DreamWidth. So why are you still making me worry about it?! Anxiety, you're ruining my life!

Sincerely,
Matt1993
 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:May 28th, 2017 03:07 am (UTC)
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Okay, there's your first topic to write about in our community. Write it out as if you aren't worried and why you aren't. Think about what I would say to you about this and write it.
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From:matt1993
Date:May 28th, 2017 05:06 pm (UTC)
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You know what you said about how no one would hate me for still liking LJ? That still hasn't happened, but read some of the new comments and you'll see that it could...

Edited at 2017-05-28 05:16 pm (UTC)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:May 29th, 2017 03:18 am (UTC)
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Nope. That's you, not able to keep things in perspective and being too anxious. Even if you see a comment that says something like, "I hate that people still use LJ" or "It bothers me that people don't care about this issue," that doesn't mean they hate you for using it still. That means they don't like a thing you DO, not who you ARE. I have some LJ friends that have different political beliefs than me, for instance, and I hate that they believe some things, but that doesn't affect how I feel about that person.
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From:matt1993
Date:May 29th, 2017 09:36 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm feeling better about that part anyway. :)

What's getting to me the most right now is that some of my LJ friends have already deleted their journals. Yes, they moved their entries over to DreamWidth, but that means there's a lot of missing stuff like images in them. :(
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:May 30th, 2017 02:09 am (UTC)
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Well, write about it as if you aren't worried about it, remember?
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From:matt1993
Date:May 30th, 2017 04:01 am (UTC)
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I'm not worried about it because cupcake_goth and cactus_rs's old images might still be somewhere where I can see them like with LJ's ScrapBook, even if their old entries haven't been updated to use them.

*checks*

I don't even see anything about images on cupcake_goth's profile. Or cactus_rs's. :(


I know this isn't as optimistic as you wanted but I see no possible reason to not be completely freaking out about the fact that cupcake_goth and cactus_rs's journals just turned into Comments on a Postcard. :(

At least everyone else's images are still up as far as I know. For now.
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:May 30th, 2017 04:47 am (UTC)
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I'm not worried about it because I don't really need to see them, I just wanted to, but it's okay if I can't see them. It doesn't affect me or my life at all. I can't do everything in the world and not miss out on anything, and it's okay when it happens.
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From:not_ruined
Date:May 28th, 2017 05:54 am (UTC)
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Anxiety is a bitch.
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From:matt1993
Date:May 28th, 2017 04:55 pm (UTC)
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Indeed. :(
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From:sandysmemory
Date:May 28th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)
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Im glad you're staying on here. 


I was going to be like a lot of people who went over to DW and cross post but then a female whos leaving lj for dw decided to start a fight with me because she "read between the lines" of my comment to another of "just stay on lj".  I decided lj is a much happier place now with more meanies gone.


Actually i have herd a couple people starting to not like dw.  Thats awesome.

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From:matt1993
Date:May 28th, 2017 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Im glad you're staying on here.

I am cross-posting from DreamWidth, but yes, I'm still on LJ. (In fact, if there was a way to do it, I'd be having LiveJournal cross-post my new entries to DreamWidth instead of vice-versa!)

I decided lj is a much happier place now with more meanies gone.

That's exactly what I thought when a lot of people were moving to DreamWidth because of some layout change a few years ago! I remember wishing all the people who were threatening to move to DreamWidth actually would so I wouldn't have to see their comments anymore.

Sadly, I'm going to have to because now some of my LJ friends are moving to DreamWidth, and what's happening now is making both sites less happy because more people are talking about the move to DreamWidth and it's still upsetting me. It's gotten to the point where seeing that a DreamWidth account other than mine was created in April 2017 or later upsets me. :(

Although I still prefer LiveJournal, there's things I like and dislike about both sites - I get to put more interests in my profile on DreamWidth, but I get to use more tags on LJ, for instance.


Who was it that "read between the lines" of your comment? I think I need to ban that person...
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From:sandysmemory
Date:May 29th, 2017 01:43 pm (UTC)
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The "read between the lines" girl is on LiveJournal lives on Facebook.   The persons status had nothing to do with what she was babbling about so i could only guess shes insecure about who she is and was having a bad day.  I think her name was Erin.   I put the whole entry as public on my lj page. 


I got lucky.  I have not lost a single friend to dw.  Some are cross posting but they refuse to leave.


♡♡♡♡♡

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From:nf793
Date:May 28th, 2017 09:49 pm (UTC)
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Aw, I'm happy to see you're still here, though I know anxiety is so horrible. I like LJ. I like the friends that I make and I usually like the people I meet on here. I don't plan to leave, but I wouldn't dream of hating on people who did. Everyone has the right to go with whichever community they like (or both, or neither), and I don't think it is right to judge people based on where they choose to post. That's just... wrong and a massive waste of energy. Anyway, just wanted to say people are listening, and I understand the feeling. Hang in there, the whole LJ/DW debate will be over someday. Hopefully soon.
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From:matt1993
Date:May 28th, 2017 10:35 pm (UTC)
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I like LJ. I like the friends that I make and I usually like the people I meet on here.

Me too. :)

but I wouldn't dream of hating on people who did.

Me either. I wish some of them hadn't deleted their journals (or in some cases, just the entries in them) entirely because that'll make it harder for me to keep up with them (and I'm ALREADY several years behind on my friends page...), but I must reluctantly admit that it's their choice.

and I don't think it is right to judge people based on where they choose to post. That's just... wrong and a massive waste of energy.

I don't know if anyone actually is judging people based on that - it's just something that my subconscious or unconscious or something tends to assume when I see terms like "LJ refugees" or even "created on <date in April 2017 or later>".

Hang in there, the whole LJ/DW debate will be over someday. Hopefully soon.

Hopefully REALLY soon... this is, like the combination of every other time I've been worried about ANYTHING. :(

Even if it does end soon, it's probably still going to bother me for quite a long time, like how the Forbidden Comment Threads (my term for some arguments that happened in asperger in 2011) used to still upset me for years after they happened.

Tidbits of Matt's Life

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!