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Blogging vs. journaling 
27th-May-2012 10:26 am
Joan Crawford
I have been thinking about returning to the blogosphere for awhile now, but haven't had the time to devote to it. That will change soon. The question is where to resume blogging at? I am operating under the assumption that people who blog want their content to be consumed by others. Would I blog if I knew no one would read what I write? I could just write in my journal in that case. The difference is the nature of the content - there are things I write about in my journal that I wouldn't write about publicly.

I don't know if Livejournal is the platform to continue to use, as I'm sure there are others. Something to think about.
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27th-May-2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
If you do pick another platform, many of those will cross-post to LJ (Wordpress, which I use on those rare occasions when I post, will cross-post here as well).
27th-May-2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
I find it interesting that you're going through this process because I did the same thing and I know of at least 2 other LJers who did as well. It's like you come to a place where you're trying to figure out, what do I do with this thing? The way I look at it, blogging is staying on a particular topic while journaling is writing about anything that crosses your mind. Journaling tends to be more personal and thus feel more vulnerable. At least to me it does.

Whatever you choose, if you leave LJ, I hope you leave breadcrumbs to your new platform. I'm interested in what you have to write. :)
30th-Jun-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
I agree - journaling is definitely more personal. Some people may not make the distinction though; some feel comfortable with sharing everything. I wonder if social media has contributed to the notion that every aspect of our lives is suitable for a status update?

I still feel Livejournal has a lot to offer - its nice to know about the cross-posting.
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