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29 August 2006 @ 09:54 am
What would you do  
What would all you Bloggers do...

If I redesigned my LJ to look like a Blogspot page?!?

You'd all be really conflicted and go like "OH NO, there goes our trendiness! LJ does everything that Blogspot does, and it also adds friend lists! The only thing that separated the two were the cool designs that Blogspot has! Why, Jeffrey, why?!?"

Seriously, I think the only thing that makes LJ different from Blogspot is that most people read your LJ from their friends page, while you have to be coaxed into visiting the person's site to read their Blogspot - but that's not really true anymore, since both places offer RSS. Excuse me while I syndicate all your Blogspot pages so they're back on LJ whether you like it or not! I'm reading all your Blogger blogs from LJ, suckas. You've been one-upped!

Now, someone find the post I made back in 2001 or 2002 when I was back on Blogger where I talk about why LJ is so dumb for the same exact reason.

Speaking about Blogger, here's the Midgar Swamp, with Blogger posts from 2001 to 2003, now on Blogspot:
The embarrassment will never cease!
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 29th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
Okay, but look at my website:


It looks like any other site. Links to other parts of the site, etc. The only thing that points out that it's based upon LiveJournal is the link to the Friends page, and the fact that I mention LJ in the small description.

Just because it's based on LJ skews the distinction so much? It's still available through RSS like any other blog, so I still don't see how it's any different from those who aren't on LJ in the first place.
NrgSpoonnrgspoon on August 30th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Don't forget when you go to comment on the posts. When you do that it's vanilla Livejournal through it all.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 30th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
Yes, I know. But you can always completely change that as well, with an S2 style system.
The Placid Jack Acid: Sir I beg to differ!jackacid on August 29th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
What's this crap
Well great, somebody moved Upstate New York to live journal and NYC to blogspot. You know what? I have a prestigious amount of hair on my nutsack, does it really matter what form of e-correspondence I use to educate the masses? As I see it, using a blog informs a slightly more sophisticated brand of asshole as opposed to LJ's white breaded version.

Hell, I didn't even know or care about the difference until Jeffrey explained this shit to me. I thought LJ WAS a blog. Yeah, 36 hours without sleep. I'll go peacefully now. WITH MY NUTSACK.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 29th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: What's this crap
I think he was sort of being sarcastic.
The Placid Jack Acid: :xjackacid on August 29th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re: oh okay
Well, I think I'll just e-defenstrate, then. *closes window*
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The Placid Jack Acid: I has a green hatjackacid on August 30th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
Re: 10 hours of sleep later..
Yes, better now.

I've never been too deeply involved in online journal communities before - I've sporadically updated mine on and off since 2003ish - but even then I have noticed a little bit of the stigma you mention. I got the same vibe off of (now very retarded) art communities like dA and sheezy that were just as foolish - brings to mind 'before you remove the mote from your neighbor's eye, remove the 2 by 4 from your own'.

I apologize for postin' comments on little sleep, bombastic, and I hope I didn't come off the wrong way. You is alright.
Josephloccster on August 30th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
I dont know anyone who puts half as much thought into this kind of thing as you do.
Sparrowchironsoldier on August 30th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
i wouldn't care 'cause i read it from my friend's page :) also i wouldn't care
chibi: high five-orosasureanimated on August 30th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
*waves* got here from fantasygoat. you sound fun. ;-)
Jeffrey Carl Faden: Backwards.jeffreyatw on August 30th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
grace-monday: nicole - whatevernot_on_weekends on August 30th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
The reason I stopped using Blogspot was exactly the reason stated: no one read my stuff. :((
Mattwhitenoise on August 30th, 2006 08:28 am (UTC)
I did! :D
grace-mondaynot_on_weekends on August 30th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
You and two other people!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 30th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
I must've been one of 'em! (Because I syndicated your feed.)
- sketchee on August 30th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 30th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
I just add syndicated feeds to LJ to achieve the same result...
- sketchee on August 30th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安: gotou masafumigogalucky on September 1st, 2006 08:56 am (UTC)
wait does google reader allow password protectiness through the livejournal yet? because i want to read friends only things.

and it's only a little better than the lj friends page anyway..
Mattwhitenoise on August 30th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)
It looks even less like you're surfing the internet when you use an RSS reader.

It even sounds important to the brainless pointy-haired-boss types. "What are you doing?" "I'm utilizing my content aggregator to view a wide variety of e-commerce media!" "Carry on!"