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21 questions about Dreamwidth/journalling (h/t to silveradept) [20160815|10:58]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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  1. Why did you sign up for Dreamwidth? I signed up during the Great Migration from LJ to DW. It was billed to me as an improved version in terms of functionality, friendliness and activity, and that has 100% proven to be the case. Being able to import my entire backlog of (then-eight-years' worth) entries and carry on mirroring everything through cross-posting has been a godsend.

  2. Why did you choose your journal name? I've been using nanila as an alias for about ten years, I think? Before that (1996-ish to about 2005) I used lilith.

    My journal title comes from Good Omens. It's the description of Crowley, An Angel Who Did Not So Much Fall As Saunter Vaguely Downward.

  3. Do you crosspost? Why or why not? Yes, I still cross-post to LJ. There are a precious few people on LJ who have never left, and I don't want to lose touch with them.

  4. What do you do online when you're not on DW? Work. Shopping. Twitter. Gaming.

  5. How about when you're not on the computer? Mostly, parenting! Of both small humans and furry creatures. Also, I like running, gardening, drinking wine/whisky and tinkering with gizmos.

  6. What do you wish people who read your journal knew about you? I suspect those who read my journal regularly and have access to non-public postings probably know as much as they would like about me. Please correct me if I'm wrong about that!

  7. What is your favorite community on Dreamwidth? I love [community profile] awesomeers and [community profile] common_nature.

  8. What community do you wish was more active? I miss when [community profile] capslock_dreamwidth, [community profile] flaneurs and [community profile] multibeautiful were more active.

  9. Are there two people on your reading list that you think should meet? There'd be quite a bit of overlap in a Venn diagram of my Circle's Circles. But I think two who haven't met who would get along well are [personal profile] forthwritten and [personal profile] quoththeravyn.

  10. Tell me about your default icon. This has been my default icon for twelve years. It was created for me by belasco from a test shot I took with my laptop camera, back when I had dreads.

  11. What features do you think Dreamwidth should have that it doesn't currently? Scheduled posting.

  12. What do you consider the five most "telling" interests from the list on your profile? "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", "magnetometers", "harbouring secret ambitions", "digitizing memories" and "overcoming irrational superstition".

  13. Do you have any unique interests on your user profile? What are they? How'd they get there? Several. Most are related to my work.

  14. Did you have a gateway fandom? Still in it? Why or why not? Is there a community for it on DW? I'm not a terribly fannish person, and I didn't get into journalling because of fandom. But I guess the first fandom I was interested in was Lord of the Rings.

  15. What's your current obsession? What about it captures your imagination? Pokémon Go and Neko Atsume. I adore collecting games, and these satisfy me aesthetically as well.

  16. What are you glad you did but haven't really had a chance to post about? I did a terrible job of blogging our trip to Iceland in 2010. I have a lot of regrets about that. I did finally go through the photos and make a book for my parents & the bloke, but I never wrote it up properly. Spoiler: It was absolutely amazing

  17. How many people on your reading list do you know IRL? I thought it was about half, but then I counted up and it turns out to be less than a quarter!

  18. What don't you talk about here, either because it's too personal or because you don't have the energy? Romantic relationships (too personal). Specifics about my work (not permitted).

  19. Any questions from the audience? Er?

  20. Yes, but what are your thoughts on yaoi? I...don't have any? Sorry!

  21. What's your favorite thing about Dreamwidth? The positive nature of the interactions in the community. Everyone seems to make a genuine effort to be accepting of, kind to, and understanding of one another. I enjoy that very much.

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2016-08-15 11:23 (UTC)
I set up a DW during the Great Migration, but the import never worked for some reason, so I stuck with LJ. Such as it is. Is there more activity on DW? Maybe I should try again...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-08-16 16:08 (UTC)
I think they have since repaired all problems with the import bug so you could, in theory, try again and at least have DW as a backup in case LJ ever disappears.

My DW Circle is very active indeed, but keep in mind I've invested a fair amount into building that community since 2009. There's now signficant divergence between my DW and LJ lists. You may or may not find that your LJ friends have migrated, so setting up an active community on DW may require some effort. If you want to try it, please do add me and feel free to browse my Reading list for people to read!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-08-16 16:08 (UTC)
It's a pretty obscure and not very on-trend reference! :P
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