Hey, Brad ... good to see you in here.
So many of the old faces have faded away ... heck, even cryo
recently announced that he's going to be shutting his LJ down.
Some of us are still around, however ... I still use this as the genesis-point of my book reviews, as they grew out of my general journaling here.
Of course, "life is change" and the social media landscape now stretches far and wide, with so many more options than "back in the old days". Earlier this week I was doing a post about 9/11 and how amazing things were on LiveJournal then ... when the way the LJ community grabbed the technology and made it work amid the chaos certainly foreshadowed how things like Twitter and Facebook have come to be the "first responders" for news stories (real and imagined). In writing that piece I was trying to triangulate how many members were on board here at 9/11, and came up with a guesstimate of 325,000 ... a tiny drop compared to even LJ's current account numbers, let alone the "big boys" out there. However, it's sort of hard to use LJ the way most folks did back in 2000 and 2001 ... which resembles a bit more verbose version of Twitter ... so I think the folks who've stayed have done so due to long-format and "journal-like" posts (one guy on my friends list does about 1,000 words a day about the minutia of his day-to-day existence, for example), since these modalities haven't really found homes in the other platforms.
Frankly, most of the changes around these parts have been mixed blessings (I really dislike the new scrapbook, for example), but I'm not likely to walk away from LJ, with over 4,400 posts here.
What have you been up to lately?