March 23rd, 2017

empty, lonely

the future of Livejournal

I just wondered what the people on one of LJ's most active communities think about the future of LJ. Do you think it can recover its popularity? Would you want it to? What do you think LJ could possibly do to achieve this?

I was an active member on LJ from 2007-2010, on Fall Out Boy and Harry Potter related communities, and I met so many incredible people. I truly think this site still stands apart from any of the new social media/networking sites, even though I switched over to them and abandoned LJ myself as well.

I'm kinda hoping for an LJ renaissance. I can't explain why exactly LJ is so ideal to me as a platform, but I love it so much. That said, it's just not as fun with such a small user base. What do you all think?

Airport Love?

Spurred by a discussion on my FB page where I mentioned being in the Atlanta airport on a layover and immediately got tons of sympathy posts about how awful airports, especially the Atlanta airport was. I professed my love of being in an airport, specifically that airport. (For the non-USians, ATL is a large airport, and usually ranked as one of the busiest in the world. It is huge and hard to navigate if you're not familiar with it. And yes, I will agree that a short connection there stinks if you have to change terminals.)

I love airports. I like long layovers because I love to people watch in airports. For me, getting there really is part of the journey and I consider my vacation as starting the minute I pull out of my driveway to head to the airport. I try to get longish layovers in airports because it's fun to sit and watch people and try and figure out where they're going and why and how they feel about it.

Which side are you on? Flying is about getting there and it's a neccesary evil or flying is part of the trip experience and is pretty awesome?