Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I hate Live Journal

A couple of the blogs I like to read are Live Journal folk.

The M. Toast Hivemind is one.

Mushroom Cloud in the Midwest is another.

Something about the look and feel of Live Journal does impart a more substantial credibility than say, a Blogger blog. Like mine.

There is something about the Live Journal aura that says, I'm not just a "blogger"...I'm a writer. I'm creative and serious. I have substance.

That's cool. I actually like that part about Live Journal. I've even considered switching so I could glom off that vibe and seem more creative and cool than I really am.

But trying to comment on a blog that uses Live Journal is a PAIN IN THE ASS!

It's never clear exactly where you are supposed to click in order to leave a comment. Then when you do find the right icon, there are too many options. You can add a "subject". The subject? The subject is the post that I'm commenting on! I can pick fonts and colors and... you know what? I just want to leave a fucking comment! If I'm going to put that much thought into something, I'll reserve it for my own blog!

Sometimes, I think I'm commenting on a post, but I wind up inadvertantly commenting on someone elses comment about the post and it shows up in some nested string.

I hate it! It makes me feel like the reason I can't leave a simple comment is because I'm just not young and hip enough to "get it". Which may, in fact, be the case. Which makes me hate it even more.

Tonight, I read a beautiful and moving remembrance that Mushroom Cloud had written about her recently departed grandmother. I wanted to leave a comment telling her how moved I was and that she had done good.

But Live Journal refused to acknowledge my log in (even though I KNOW I have an account). So I tried to comment anonymously and then it decided thet my IP address belonged to a spammer!






But I love my blog buddies who use it and enjoy their content immensely.

Just wish I could leave comments easier.


Stinkbait Boucher said...

Scared me for a second. I thought you were about to change homes and compromise your hipness for the smooth edges of glam and numb.

I hate to be the one to break it to you but there ain't nobody comes here for the "look and feel." You could write this shit on napkins and leave them on Greyhound bus floors and I'd probably come pick them up and read them eventually.

Oh - I'm not a fan of the Live Journal either.

Spyder said...


Red7Eric said...

One of the links on my blogroll ("One a Dem Country Gurls") is a LiveJournal blogger, er ... writer. And while she makes me laugh and I enjoy her stuff, I hate the commenting part for that very reason. And being the comment whore that I am, could never make that switch. It needs to be really EASY to leave me comments. Otherwise, what's the point, really?