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02 April 2009 @ 06:55 pm
Dreamwidth?  
I've seen it mentioned here and there over the last few weeks. Is this something I should look into? I already have a permanent account on IJ, which I never remember to use, so not sure if I need yet another journal type thingie that will end up being unused and unloved.
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brewsternorthbrewsternorth on April 3rd, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Consider logging in using OpenID - it's a free way of having a shufti around without obligation.
Ithithildyn on April 3rd, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
I have used my open ID to log in there, but that doesn't give you an account/journal, does it?
Bojiboji on April 3rd, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
No... not a journal. What you get with Open ID is the chance to comment on other people's DW pages, set up a reading circle (i.e. flist) - when and if more people move - and upload 6 icons so that you can comment in style.

Which is what I did tonight. Dreamwidth is actually still in Beta until the end of the month.

Tonight I got the feeling that the house was built, nearly refurbished, the lights are on but there's no one home - yet.

As to what I'll do, well I'll be waiting to see if my fandom jumps before importing entries and setting up a journal. But reading and commenting in the interim, that I can try and do... again, depending on fandom.

Edited at 2009-04-03 02:20 am (UTC)
Ithithildyn on April 3rd, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info :)
Skittish Eclipse: mischieffoxfirefey on April 3rd, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
I'll also note that at some point, we want to be able to merge an OpenID account into a full account if somebody has the invite code/gets a paid account.
brewsternorthbrewsternorth on April 3rd, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
It gives you a profile and a flist, but yes, not a journal to post to.
Ith: Taste - Teaithildyn on April 3rd, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

Love your icon BTW!
bookaddict43: riverwritingbookaddict43 on April 3rd, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Some of my flisters have been talking about it, but to be truthful I'd wait and see. Unless all the comms I belong to migrate and my friends disappear, I don't think I'll be joining. I already have an IJ I hardly use and a site on blogspot for work, plus my fic on Archive of our own. It's too hard to keep up!
Ith: Forever Knight - Janette Wineithildyn on April 3rd, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
[nods] Yep, I have a website, fic archive, blog, an IJ and LJ and it's just too much sometimes!
Kristenjuniperphoenix on April 3rd, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
Here's a post that might be helpful. It links to a list of features in DW that will be different from LJ and to posts by people who are planning to move.
Ithithildyn on April 3rd, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Very helpful! It actually sounds pretty cool if they manage to pull it all off. I like a lot of the changes they've implemented.
Kristenjuniperphoenix on April 3rd, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it sounds exciting. I'm planning to sign up for an account, although, like dejla, it'll probably be a while before I move completely.
dejladejla on April 3rd, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
Well... I'm going to go ahead and sign up. If I can keep track of people there, I'll probably move most stuff over in a year or so.
Ithithildyn on April 3rd, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Since it seems that crossposting should be fairly easy, it might be pretty easy to keep both journals going.

I am now officially intrigued.
dejladejla on April 3rd, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
This is better than semi-intrigued... If they can do what they say, it might be a good thing, and they do have business backgrounds. It sounds as if they have a sound business plan and good ideas.