How well do you know your next-door neighbours?

I don't. At all. All I know is that they're a bunch of young chinese guys, and that there's a wall between us and them. And that's it.

However, one thing I do know is that Livejournal appears to have developed a Vox-like daily question featureā€¦
...that I should start using this again, rather than just using it as a cross-post dump from Vox.

Where has this come from? Well, largely from researching this post. I realised that I sort of missed Livejournal. Vox, my new bloggy girlfriend, has turned my eye with all her fasy, ajax-y Web 2.0 goodness, and the fact that many people I know in the flesh are on it now. But LJ allowed a different kind of conversation, one that I do miss.

What else has been keeping me away? Well, things like this, this and this tend to bother me (I'm sorry Matt, but if you genuinely believe that, you're showing the same ignorance and prejudice that you often accuse religious folk of showing).  I don't have time or enough available attention in my life to deal with pointless drama or wilful ignorance.

On the other hand, there are lots of people on here whom I genuinely care about, and with whom I can have interesting debates about different subjects that are genuinely thought-provoking.

Perhaps I need to do some friend page weeding to put me at a point where LJ is an attractive place to me again.

Not really sure where I'm going with this, just musing aloud...

Here's a little experiment. I hope it will solve a little problem.

You see, my number of blogs has been proliferating rather stupidly of late, but it's settled down to this Vox blog and One Man & His Blog as my main two. And I'm pretty happy with that set-up. I love Vox and find it a pleasure to use.

But I really don't want to lose touch with my Livejournal friends, either.

Now, I though the problem had been solved when Vox added the ability to cross-post to Livejournal. But, no. All that got posted was a nasty little extract that was nothing more than an advert for the content on Vox. Not very fair on my LJ flist.

However, as of today's Vox release, I should be able to post the whole shooting match across onto Livejournal, even as I post to Vox. Will it work? I hope so.

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I'm having quite a lot of fun with Vox at the moment. Doctor Who fans with a long memory might be suitably horrified by this, for example.

And I trust my last post goes some way to explaining why I have so many blogs and have experimented with so many different platforms. :)

Incidentally, if anyone wants an invite to Vox's starter level (lets you comment and read friends-locked posts, but not create your own blog), just holler.

Vox Pop

Jun. 15th, 2006 06:16 pm
You heard of Vox, the new blogging service from Six Apart, who own Livejournal?

Well, lookee here...

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