greerwatson
06 November 2012 @ 07:23 am
With all the impending change at LiveJournal, I decided to see what the grass looks like on the other side of the fence. If you are looking at this on LJ, the little note at the bottom of this entry will tell you that I've posted this from Dreamwidth.

Oh, I'll still be on LiveJournal a lot: that's where [community profile] maryrenaultfics is, in particular. Also, I'll want to check my friends list. However, Dreamwidth journal entries can be automatically cross-posted to LiveJournal, but not vice versa.

The fact that one can import one's journal, comments and all, was critical in making the decision. (If I couldn't take my goods and belongings, I really would be a refugee!) However, until today, I still had doubts: there wasn't one of the Dreamwidth layouts I fancied, even after I'd tweaked the colours.

Does that sound utterly trivial? Well, as my sister knows, I hate change. I may not have been using my actual journal for very long; but I've been looking at the same Friends Page for years. As a result, I'm very accustomed to those tidy blue-grey blocks, neatly nested, each finished off with a trim line all round. The flat, border-less Dreamwidth layouts offended my sense of the aesthetic. (On my website, all tables come with borders.)

Fortunately, as it turns out, it is possible to import a LiveJournal style to Dreamwidth. A bit of googling came up with [personal profile] parapsychic's journal entry describing exactly how to do it. Which I did.
 
 
 
 
greerwatson
23 August 2011 @ 04:01 pm
 
My first post! I'm making this for two reasons. First, because it means that my journal will actually have a post—one that isn't LJ's standard welcome post, that is—and hence my account will be treated as "real" should I, say, be run down by a car. Second, because LJ's been playing me up the past few days so that, although I could make comments, I couldn't start posts because I couldn't access the "Post and Entry" editing page. Some problem with their new Rich Text editing software apparently. (Since I always use the HTML editor that just thrills me. But they've apparently got the bugs out; and, certainly, the page is now here for me to write in!)

So...my first post.
 
 
greerwatson
23 August 2011 @ 04:01 pm
 
My first post! I'm making this for two reasons. First, because it means that my journal will actually have a post—one that isn't LJ's standard welcome post, that is—and hence my account will be treated as "real" should I, say, be run down by a car. Second, because LJ's been playing me up the past few days so that, although I could make comments, I couldn't start posts because I couldn't access the "Post and Entry" editing page. Some problem with their new Rich Text editing software apparently. (Since I always use the HTML editor that just thrills me. But they've apparently got the bugs out; and, certainly, the page is now here for me to write in!)

So...my first post.