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LJ Archieving Request

Given the potentially disturbing news that LJ have cut over 2/3rds of their workforce today can anybody suggest to me a good LJ Archieving tool (with links) so I can back-up my various LJs (primarily this one) pronto.

Hopefully it's nothing but in the current economic climate it's entirely possible we might be waving bye to LJ if we're unlucky (I really hope not though as I still prefer this as a blogging site to anything else I've used. I love Facebook - but for completely different reasons to LJ).

Also, for those of you out there on Facebook I am on there (just search for Angus Abranson) so if LJ does have problems you can keep in touch there. Please feel free to friend me :) If the worst case scenario does come about then I'll be looking at keeping a blog going 'somewhere' - just don't know where - so if anyone has any suggestions regarding an LJ-like blogging site (what's Word Press like?) please let me know. Ideally I'd like something that a number of friends will also be on that will allow easy access and browsing for friends latest blog entries similiar to LJ's Friends Page.

Anyway, please send me backup options + other blog options!!!! And I'll keep my fingers crossed I won't really need them!

LiveJournal on Life Support (Mashable; Tuesady 6th January 2009)

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drivingblind
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
If you're fine with just HTML as your archiving method, ljsm worked well for me (and got comments, something I couldn't say of ljdump).

Check out bryant's journal for some ideas.
hamsterhotep
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Reports as to exactly how many staff were laid off do seem to vary between 12 and 20. The originating site has changed its figures, so who's to know what the actual state of play is at the mo, let alone what the long-term effects will be..

Will ask around as regards archiving apps and suchlike.
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drivingblind
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, for me, it died and barfed halfway through the 7 years of entries I have too often.
jeff_preston
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
Well...my website/ domain is all Wordpress and it's strictly work updates and stuff. Blogging (game and general art blather) I do via Blogger and x-post to LJ. I've got LJ linked in to Facebook and link my blog posts to facebook as well, so it's this weird web of posts.

Blogger works nicely I guess for simple blogging. I dunno. I've used LJ for so long, but have almost avoided it for the meme-y/ spam-y signal to noise ratio (recently coming back for human interaction as I work from home. Ahh the life of the FT freelancer!)

VOX is another site made by the creator of LJ, but I have little faith in the smaller outfits surviving the economic weirdness. That said, you can apparently port over all yout LJ content from LJ to VOX.

I wouldn't recommend MySpace to someone I hated, much less you. MySpace is even more in-yer-face spam-y than Facebook or LJ combined.
pond823
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
It's actually 20% of the work force.
angusabranson
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
20 people sacked out of a workforce of 28 works out at 20%?
Run those maths past me? :p
pond823
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
12 employees out of 50 world wide, that's what LJ themselves said.
thalinoviel
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
That's 24%
jeff_preston
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
C'mon Angus, it's that NEW MATH, keep up bud. ;)
angusabranson
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks. That's the one I'm currently using.
May use another that seems to convert everything into a PDF file too (although I can't remember the name off hand).
May as well have multiple backups in multiple formats just in case!
madwitch
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
LJ Book.
dantesvendetta
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
faerierhona
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
mrwarfrog
Jan. 8th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
There is a tool on FB which is called BLOGIT, which allows you to post to lots of journals at the same time.

Find it, open a journal on each of the listed sites, post once to blogit and it syndicates to all of your journals.

:)
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