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09 January 2015 @ 05:54 pm
Back to the roots  
This week I was nudged by xfirefly9x and kateheightmeyer. Before that (a few days ago) I had an intersting conversation with kateheightmeyer about the difference between tumblr and Livejournal and why in the end, most people are coming back to Livejournal. Like me.

I'd been rather absent from LJ for the last two years and more active on tumblr but looking back at these two years, I find that LJ has much more to offer than tumblr ever will. Most importantly the connections one makes.

On tumblr, it's difficult to have long conversations - you're restricted to messages and it's a hassle to follow them without losing the overview. Another thing is that you rarely get to know people, you're following a bunch because of their graphics/fanfiction/etc. but who they are, what they do or anything personal is A) lost in the abyss of the tumblr-network or B) never posted by people because they feel tumblr isn't exactly a place to share your innermost thoughts.

Here on LJ, the familiar atmosphere is the first thing you notice and in my opinion people find it much easier to share their daily thoughts. A post can have hundreds of comments and each of them can spark a debate/hours of conversation/etc. and yet it's still easy to follow them. If you make friends, you know so much about them after just a few days and you find you have so m uch in common with them that fandom becomes sometimes a second thought and their daily life takes lead.

Back in the day tumblr was the new IT but now I find it only useful for graphics and some fangirling. Especially for the new shows it's a good place to get your daily dose of gif-sets/picspams/etc. and I'm still going to be on tumblr but I've also decided to come back to LJ. It's the first place I ever joined and I found so many awesome friends here.

Home is where the heart is, and mine is definitely here.
 
 
 
 
Napoleonic Powermongervaleria_sg_1 on January 9th, 2015 05:25 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!!! :D
Mercy: [SGA] Elizabeth - smilemercscilla on January 9th, 2015 05:43 pm (UTC)
*tacklehugs* LET'S PARTY!!! =D
Angie: ouat: happy regina: blue: vaulticequeen3101 on January 9th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
It's good to see you again :)
Mercy: [Avengers] Natasha - facemercscilla on January 9th, 2015 06:59 pm (UTC)
Awww, it's good to be here again. :)

*huggles*
Vicky: [The Librarians] Flynnvickysg1 on January 9th, 2015 05:59 pm (UTC)
*tacklehugs* You're back!!!!!
Mercy: [Jericho] Beck/Heather - sittingmercscilla on January 9th, 2015 07:02 pm (UTC)
*twirls you around* WHEEE!!! :D
I'm a balancing force of maturity... Or not  ;): mikeerinm_4600 on January 9th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
I was poking at streets, just the other night, looking for a new layout, and thought it had been a while since I saw your face 'round these parts. ♥
Mercy: [Emoticon] *headdesk*mercscilla on January 9th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
Weeeeell, yes, I've been neglecting my poor baby. *sighs* Too busy making gif-sets and picspams and graphics. *hides* ONE DAY THERE SHALL BE LAYOUTS AGAIN. xD
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Fannykukalaka on January 9th, 2015 07:26 pm (UTC)

Welcome back. :)

Mercy: [Stock] Heartmercscilla on January 9th, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
^_____________^ *huggles*
Meredith: Elizabeth - laptopxfirefly9x on January 9th, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC)
Yay! Welcome home. ♥
Mercy: [SGA] John/Elizabeth - leadersmercscilla on January 9th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
WHEEEE! *tacklesquishes* ♥♥♥
Bonesobsessed_psyco on January 9th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)

We missed you!!!! *squishes*

Mercy: [Misc] Text - love youmercscilla on January 10th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
♥♥♥ I MISSED YOU ALL TOO! *tacklesquishes* ♥♥♥
Susansuekay_87 on January 9th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
I've just come back too, but most of my friends list have left in the meantime, so it's a wee bit quiet, but Tumblr just wasn't that enjoyable anymore!
Mercy: [SGA] Elizabeth - really?mercscilla on January 10th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
Welcome back then too! *huggles*

most of my friends list have left in the meantime, so it's a wee bit quiet,
Yes, I noticed that too, But then again, maybe they will find their way back to LJ as well. See the light, so to speak. :)

Tumblr really lost it appeal. It started out as a good idea but went more or less south. :/
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Andy: yellow_heartankareeda on January 9th, 2015 11:52 pm (UTC)
MERCYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! *tackle hugs* *clings* I missed you so much! Welcome home! ♥
Mercy: [SGA] John/Elizabeth - leadersmercscilla on January 10th, 2015 08:10 pm (UTC)
ANDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! *tacklesquishes* *twirls you around* I really feel like I've come back from a long journey. It's so heartwarming to see all those welcome-comments. :D

♥♥♥♥♥♥ And then some Sparky-♥. xD

Edited at 2015-01-10 08:10 pm (UTC)
Jupiter: TV | OuaT | Emma | Brillekateheightmeyer on January 10th, 2015 12:58 am (UTC)
MERCY! *umflausch* ♥

Before that (a few days ago) I had an intersting conversation with kateheightmeyer about the difference between tumblr and Livejournal and why in the end, most people are coming back to Livejournal. Like me.
Also ich finde deinen Post auch völlig accurate. Das hatten wir ja auch besprochen :) .

Ich finde es auch einfacher hier etwas zu schreiben, über sich, als bei Tumblr. Denke Tumblr ist echt mehr für Graphics (die eben keine Icons sind) und rum quietschen. Alles andere ist da schwer reinzupacken, weil es so schnelllebig ist.

So oder so, ich bin froh das du wieder da bist! Ich weiß von mir, dass der Anfang bissel schwer ist, einfach mehr selber zu schreiben und nicht einfach zu rebloggen. Aber dann gehts auch :) .

Und es sind ja viele Leute hier, die hier nen welcome comment gemacht haben! Also definitiv noch was los im LJ-Land ♥ .
Mercy: [Revolution] Miles/Charlie - side by sidmercscilla on January 11th, 2015 09:16 am (UTC)
Ich finde es auch einfacher hier etwas zu schreiben, über sich, als bei Tumblr.
Genau. Hier kann man sich in aller Ruhe Zeit lassen und den Post so gestalten/shcreiben wie man es gerade möchte und jeder kann jederzeit in aller Ruhe ihn durchlesen, ohne daß er gleich wieder veraltet ist.

Denke Tumblr ist echt mehr für Graphics (die eben keine Icons sind) und rum quietschen. Alles andere ist da schwer reinzupacken, weil es so schnelllebig ist.
Gott, da geht es ja ZACKZACKZACK, und enn Du nicht schnell genug bist, hast Du den Anschluß verpaßt. O_o

So oder so, ich bin froh das du wieder da bist! Ich weiß von mir, dass der Anfang bissel schwer ist, einfach mehr selber zu schreiben und nicht einfach zu rebloggen. Aber dann gehts auch :)
JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! *knuddelattacke* Zum Glücl habe ich ja Leute wie Du, die mich auffangen und unterstützen. <3

Und es sind ja viele Leute hier, die hier nen welcome comment gemacht haben! Also definitiv noch was los im LJ-Land ♥ .
Aber hallo! Und wie viele auch zugegeben haben, selbst zu Tumblr gewechselt zu haben, nur um hierher zurückzukehren, weil sie genauso empfinden wie ich. \o/
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Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 10th, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
Glad to have you back! I found the same issues with Tumblr. It is nice if you just want to repost a lot of fandom pictures but overall it isn't LJ where conversation and connection are the name of the game.
Mercy: [BSG] Kara - lightmercscilla on January 10th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
I couldn't have said it better. <3 You're literally drowning in fandom art of all kinds but having a real conversation (even about fandom-related stuff) is impossible.

*huggles* :D
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Salisalivia_baker on January 10th, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
hi ^^
Mercy: [Lilo & Stitch] Sisters - sistersmercscilla on January 10th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
HIIIIIIIIIIII!!! :D *tries to do a Stitch-impression*
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pueblo_01pueblo_01 on January 10th, 2015 05:45 am (UTC)
Welcome back I live here... I only got a tumblr and twitter account because two of the people I stay in contact here were on there most but I would rather be here its easier to keep up and harder to get stuck in the void...
Mercy: [SGA] John/Elizabeth - yoursmercscilla on January 10th, 2015 08:24 pm (UTC)
So. Very. True. :D

I really got annoyed with tumblr in recent weeks, it's not what it was in the beginning, and coming back is like really coming hom to friends and family. <3

*squishes* ♥♥♥
Jenniferjr_moon on January 10th, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
I agree to everything you said. *nod*
Mercy: [SGA] John/Elizabeth - we are onemercscilla on January 10th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
*high fives* *huggles* :)
devi09: ASoIaF | Emblem | Starkdevi09 on January 10th, 2015 03:14 pm (UTC)
Willkommen zurück :)
Mercy: [Lilo & Stitch] Sisters - sistersmercscilla on January 10th, 2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
Das beste Nach-Hause-Kommen das ich je erlebt habe. :)

*huggles*