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[personal profile] nancylebov
I'm currently planning to maintain two parallel blogs, posting from DW to LJ.

The interesting question is how to handle my presence in both-- reading habits (some of the more prolific posters are in both DW and LJ, and I don't want to unsubscribe from them at one site and then have to keep track if they change where they are) and commenting (comment where there are already comments or what?).

I'm planning on maintaining paid accounts at both because I want to be able to edit my comments easily. Like so many people, I don't seem to see typos until after I hit send. I was nervous about saying that I value editing LJ comments more than I dislike letting the Russian owners of LJ get a few dollars a year (I assume that most of the fee is for maintaining the site), but then I decided that I might as well tell the truth and see what happens.

Date: 2017-01-02 05:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stardreamer
This is something I have to deal with as well, so if you don't mind my rambling on a bit...

If you mostly want to follow someone on one side but not the other, but you also don't want to unsubscribe from them on either side, a solution I've found to work pretty well is to establish a filter called "Secondary" or something similar, and to move those people onto it and out of your default view on the side where you want not to see them. You can still get to them with a few clicks of a mouse if you need to.

Generally speaking, when someone is mirror-posting on both DW and LJ, I'll eventually unsubscribe or move them to Secondary on the LJ side. The exceptions are when I really want to follow the comments as well and those happen on the LJ side (*cough* Jim C. Hines *cough), in which case I usually leave them active on both sides.

I comment where I encounter the post first, with exceptions as above when I tend to comment on the LJ side.

I bought a permanent LJ account long enough ago that it's paid for itself, so fortunately that's not something I have to worry about. I have not bought a permanent DW account (and I've been thru at least 1 round of them being offered) because I consider it important to support them financially on an annual basis.

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