I've just allowed my LiveJournal paid account to expire. There are basically two reasons for this:
- For some time now I've found myself reading, and posting on, LiveJournal less and less;
- It seems that for some time now every change LiveJournal has made has been in efforts to make LiveJournal more like Facebook, which is not only a trend I detest, but is an ultimately suicidal plan. The past is littered with the corpses of companies that set themselves the goal of being Just Like [fill in the blank], and discovered too late that their grand plan to remain "relevant" merely condemned them to being an also-ran in the niche of the outfit they were trying to play catch-up to, instead of being significant in their own. (Come on, people, this isn't rocket science.)
- Oh, and it's been getting harder and harder lately to stay logged in....
I'm not killing the account. Not yet, anyway. I may in the future. But I'm likely to be around even less than I have been of late.