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I'm really torn about buying a permanent LJ account.

I'm very tempted because I've now been using ElJay for 5+ years, even as the Internets change and social networking becomes a very different animal. (If it is an animal, it's a chimera or something.) If I'd bought one years ago, it would have paid for itself already, of course, and somehow I don't see myself ever giving up on ElJay entirely.

But I just don't know. I mostly use LJ for three reasons:

1. My friends are all on it.
2. My fandoms are all on it.
3. It requires almost zero technical know-how on my part to make it go.

But will ElJay still be here in a few years in the same form? In many ways little has changed since I started using it, but I can't really count on that remaining true indefinitely.
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Date: 2008-12-08 07:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coaldustcanary.livejournal.com
They do come at awfully awkward times, don't they? :\

Date: 2008-12-07 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alysbowie.livejournal.com
I'm having similar thoughts. As it is so close to Christmas though, I may just wait till the next one.

Date: 2008-12-08 07:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coaldustcanary.livejournal.com
I remember when it was only $100 to get one; now it's $175. I'm sure it will be $200 next time. Bleh.

Date: 2008-12-08 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] choperena.livejournal.com
Is it really worth it? I mean, how much better is that to the free version of LJ?

Date: 2008-12-08 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coaldustcanary.livejournal.com
Well, I've had a paid LJ for a long time at this point. I like the prettier styles, and the extra userpics, and my custom Doctor Who moodtheme, and some of the thread-expanding benefits on big threads. I pay $25 a year for this anyway - now I just need to decide if I'm going to be using LJ in 7 years. :P

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