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12 March 2011 @ 01:09 pm
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I'm still looking for inspiration here, and I wrote new fic here.

Also pondering the idea of having a fic only journal on Dreamwidth since there seems to be fewer and fewer people on LJ as far as fandom's concerned. I'm not sure where everyone's gone, but I suppose it could be Dreamwidth and I'm thinking it might be worth a shot posting fic there on its own journal since my current journal there is just a backup copy of this one. Thoughts? Or ideas where fic based fandom has moved to? I know lots of people only do Facebook these days, and while I'm not on Facebook, it doesn't seem like it's a place to post fic. Or do people post fic elsewhere and announce it there? It's really beginning to feel like when everyone disappeared from the email lists and moved here - except it took nearly a year for me to realize this was where everyone went. Trying to get ahead of the curve this time!
She went that-a-way...jinxed_wood on March 12th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
I know lots of people only do Facebook these days, and while I'm not on Facebook, it doesn't seem like it's a place to post fic. Or do people post fic elsewhere and announce it there?

Oh dear, I hope not, I despise Facebook!

Dreamwidth does seem to eaten quite a few of my fandom friends - some have gone DW only - but I can't seem to muster the heart to make the jump.

Edited at 2011-03-12 08:22 pm (UTC)
Ithithildyn on March 12th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not jumping, just wondering if fic fandom might be more active over there. Or maybe it's just the fandoms I'm in - mostly long dead ones.
keerawakeerawa on March 12th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
I still like the LJ interface better than DW, and plenty of folks still seem to be around here!
Ithithildyn on March 12th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Glad there's still people around in your fandoms.
Morgynmorgynleri_fic on March 12th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
I generally post to Dreamwidth, and crosspost to here, and I've seen a few people on my flist doing that. I do so mostly to have the story in several places, so I don't lose it if one or more places goes down (computers and back-ups included).

I also post to AO3, for much the same reason, and I've a website as well (if I ever finish getting all the fic onto it). Beyond that, I haven't been paying much attention to where the fic-based fandom stuff has gone.
juniperphoenix on March 12th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Yep, I do the same four things.
Ithithildyn on March 13th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
I do all of the above, but get the definite feeling that things are changing again.
juniperphoenix on March 12th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
I don't think people are migrating en masse to one particular place so much as they are spreading their activities across lots of different platforms... LJ, DW, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, perhaps others.
Ithithildyn on March 13th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
There's definitely more places to go these days.
sarahwinks7985 on March 12th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
im not going anywhere. :)

i think fic ebbs and flows, feast of famine... and i think some people whilst in famine, seem to have disappeared. but i think they'll come back. everything is cyclical.

Ithithildyn on March 13th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
I'm not either, but would like to also be where the readers are too :)
Otterly Evilotterevil on March 12th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
I know there are lots of fan communities on DW. Facebook wouldn't make sense, except as an announcement page - there's a limit to how long your posts can be; it's a lot longer than Twitter, but not long enough for anything other than a brief excerpt/teaser. Plus you'd either have to associate your fic with your real name or create a fake identity. Tumblr - not sure there; mostly I use mine to look at photos and to follow a few people, but, then again, I haven't really looked for fan stuff there.

I know aka_arduinna is on DW - she posted about some fandom/fic related communities the other day - she might know more about where people have moved to.

Edited at 2011-03-12 10:48 pm (UTC)
Ithithildyn on March 13th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
I don't even know what Tumblr is LOL
Otterly Evilotterevil on March 13th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
It's... hard to explain :)


Like I said - mostly cute animal pictures, plus a few other things.
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on March 13th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
More and more have moved to Dreamwidth........quite a few I know who are writers........
I guess it all depends on how you feel about moving about between both LJ and Dreamwidth......
Ithithildyn on March 13th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
I back up everything from here to Dreamwidth, but don't spend time over there. Maybe me starting a separate fic journal would work, but on the other hand, I'm lazy!
patpat_t on March 13th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I don't personally see a lot of traffic on DW. I back up my journal there, but I'm lucky if I get one or two comments occasionally. Nor do I see huge comments on other journals. And the ones I do it's because the person only allows comments on DW and the comments came from LJ people who read the entry in LJ and followed the comment link to DW to comment. (did that make sense?)

Quite a few people are on facebook and twitter, but that is certainly not a place to announce fic. I think the draw of both is that it's a quick one line in and get gone. You can hit and run.

You don't even have to respond on FB. All you have to do is hit the like button and they know you were there.

I really don't know the answer :-(
Ithithildyn on March 15th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
I wonder how much downloading fic to a kindle or phone or PDA is a part of it? If you've put it on another device, you probably aren't going to bother to come back and let the writer know if you liked the story. Hell if I know.
Amy R.: Caddybrightknightie on March 13th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for asking this question. I've been wondering whether a migration was in progress, or whether my beloved fandoms had just finally petered out, or whether people -- perhaps because of the economy, the time of year, whatever -- are simply being much quieter than usual all around right now.

I know only a few people who've moved entirely to DW and abandoned LJ; most are cross-posting (I am). There is one DW community for canceled vampire shows in general, but it's fairly quiet; fans of FK have less in common with fans of BT and AtS and DS and so on than some might suppose, I suspect.

A lot of people have made Facebook their online home. I wonder how this has affected fannish activity -- reduced the effort put into full stories and essays, perhaps? I'm not there and don't want to be, personally...
Ithithildyn on March 15th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm not sure, all I know is that comments/interaction with readers has dwindled to nearly a trickle over the last year or so.
Dragonsinger: Damon - ruta_lambdragonsinger on March 14th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
That's a very good question. I've had my head buried in my original story, getting it ready to try my hand at getting an agent, so I haven't produced any fic lately. But if you find everybody, let me know.:)
Ithithildyn on March 15th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Maybe it's just because I suck and people are avoiding me :)
Dragonsingerdragonsinger on March 15th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
No...you don't suck.