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Tuesday May 19, 2009
09:12 PM

I'm considering moving to DreamWidth

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Skud mentioned this in her blog.

DreamWidth is a reboot of LiveJournal with what looks like an awesome (and far more diverse than usual) community.

The only downside is that has never been tagged as a "social networking" site in my corporate nanny filter, and DreamWidth is.

I wonder if the DW guys could spin up a "" domain...

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  • I would SO head to DreamWidth to do my Perl stuff if I could afford it (which I can't) or if an invite code fell into my hands.
    The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check for it.
    • Gimme your email address and I'll shoot an invitation your way.
      Kirrily "Skud" Robert
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        The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check for it.
        • Sent!
          Kirrily "Skud" Robert
      • Well, few things I would like to mention here
        First 25$ a year is not much (The premium account is 40$ a a year but the difference is not that big anyway, so you may save the extra 15$)

        And apparently Dreamwidth seems to be trying to create or attract a community of serious bloggers who are willing to pay for their services.

        So anyway, if you are serious about blogging 25$ doesn't seem that much. And its what will keep them floating!

        Although thinking about a bit more, if you are a serious blogger, you should p

        • Also worth noting that you don't have to keep paying to keep your account. You can pay as little as $3 for one month, then when it expires, you revert to free account status -- you can still use it, but you have fewer icon slots and other features like that. It's perfectly usable in that state, but they limit some of the cost-intensive things you can do. Or you can sign up with an invite code. I have a handful of codes and can get more.
          Kirrily "Skud" Robert
          • Unfortunately, when your annual income is something like USD $50.00 - $200.00 (no K in there) a year... (and 10% of that is paid as tithing) free stuff/stuff you only pay for once is more of a neccessity.

            I like what DreamWidth is doing, and I'll pay for them if I get any money at all, but I just do not have it right now. (I have GOT to start looking for some telecommute work after my family's garage sale is done this weekend.)

            The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check for it.
            • Fair enough -- though I suspect that most people who use or would like an LJ are not in that situation.
              Kirrily "Skud" Robert
  • I was looking at it for another reason as well. Help in being a better Perl programmer as they do mentoring for volunteers. I haven't dropped into their IRC room to check it out as of yet.