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Nostalgia [Mar. 4th, 2018|12:36 am]
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I come here some times for one reason or another and feel a bit sad... Livejournal used to be my main fandom platform and there were thigns about LJ and LJ culture that I really loved and still love/would love. But...over the past few years I've basically switched over to tumblr. Not because I like everything about tumblr so much but because LJ has had a massive drop in activity. I was already noticeable when I first got a tumblr but now its very clear. Most of the people I've had on my flist here who are still in fandom (as far as I know) are on tumblr too. The culture there is different then it was here and I still like the old LJ culture more than I like the tumblr one. Tumblrs searchability for fandom purposes is, admitedly, far superior of course, due to tags...

But I do miss this place sometimes... It's become, more or less, obsolete but...So many of my fandom experience happened here. Pretty much my entire HP phase happened here and a lot of those experiences were formative, even though, by then, i had technically already been in fandom for several years.

I don't even know what this post is baout. Nostalgia I guess? So much nostalgia...
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[User Picture]From: lokifan
2018-03-10 12:54 pm (UTC)
Oh man, right there with you.

And honestly I don't find Tumblr easier even with the tags? Like, with comms you can go back so much further in time and it's easier to follow, at least for me, and to find people. IDK.

Comment culture is much better for me.
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2018-03-10 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, I get that. I think where it makes a difference is if you're into small(ish) fandoms or more rare ships. Like, on LJ, if I was looking for comms re: Harry Potter or Star Wars or...whatever else was big back in the day...like POTC or something, I could find a variety of comms and their archives would be more accessible, sure. But if I wanted content on something like the Great Comet musical there may not have been an entire comm or there would only be one... With ships its even more noticeable -- Kylux would have had a comm but most of my rare ships wouldn't have (whereas their tags on tumblr may not be very active but what content there is is aggregated and findable. On LJ that stuff would have stayed on individual journals and much, much harder to find).

But, I totally agree, that LJ's comment culture was a lot nicer. Just in general, LJs culture was more thoughtful than tumblr's, in my experience.

Edited at 2018-03-10 11:14 pm (UTC)
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