So, as most folks know, LiveJournal has been getting ass-hammered by yet another in a series of Distributed Denial of Service (or “DDoS,” as the kids say) attacks these past few days. The result has been spotty access for users, readers, and even the poor, unloved spammers.
I know of at least one person on my LJ F-list who’s already formally announced that they’re relocating their primary blog presence to another platform. Other folks are considering the switch, or at least mirroring their blog efforts at another venue. Given some of the (admittedly unsubstantiated) rumors, gossip and other fear-mongering I’ve read regarding LJ’s continuing status and future, and in a bid to make sure I don’t lose everything I’ve got over there, I’m in the process of porting stufff from my LJ blog to here.
Hey, go easy on me. I’m just getting started trying to figure out everything over here. One thing that disappointed me about importing LJ entries to this platform was that it didn’t bring along the comments. That kinda sucks.
It’s very likely that this will become my “new blog home” some time in the near future, with cross-posting back to LJ. If the DDoS nonsense keeps up there, that will probably motivate me to accelerate the transition.
Sorry, LJ, but this was ridiculous after the fourth or fifth time it happened.
And so it goes.