... but I will always remain loyal to LiveJournal.
Why LiveJournal Pwns Tumblr
: Tumblr is too
public in my opinion, and personal posts that I don't want the entire world to know I will be less likely to post there, regardless of how funny it is.
With LJ, you have the "friends only" option, and even a "private" option if there are posts that you don't even want your friends reading. I like using Tumblr as an alternate place to post my mature "too sexy for dA" artwork so my watchers on dA can have better access to it, but if there was a similar "friends only" option, I would feel a little less "...eh" about family members (such as aunts and uncles) that don't know
I've started drawing hardcore yaoi stumbling across my Tumblr and seeing all of the dirty things I've been drawing as of late.
Oh, and those little things that you wouldn't want potential employers reading about? Those things are safe and secure as "friends only" posts on LiveJournal.
: I love LJ communities. 90% of my friends page is community updates, and usually it's stupid stuff that I happen to find while typing random words into the interests search bar when I'm bored. Unfortunately, a lot of the more interesting communities I'm watching aren't updated all that frequently, and a couple of them aren't updated at all
: I like hitting that "random journal" button. I have found several interesting journals to friend using that method and it's useful for killing hours of time when you have nothing else to do that's productive. But the downfall? 90% of LiveJournal is Russian users and spambots. I don't speak Russian and I'm not interested in that big screen TV.Fandom
: This is practically all that most people use LJ for anymore, which I'm really not all that surprised, because LiveJournal is an excellent
system to use for fanfiction. You have the LJ-cut, which is the niftiest little addition that anyone can use to keep F-lists from being miles long and for me to use to keep from scarring people for life with my gay porn and stupid Memebase and YouTube posts.
A Few Reasons Why Tumblr is Superior
: Sadly not many people use LJ anymore, while almost everybody has a Tumblr now-a-days.
: I love Tumblr's complete lack of the full page ads that like to pop up at random on LJ and annoy the fuck out of me (thank god for that "refresh" button). It used to be that I'd get an ad like once every day or so, but ever since that free two-week paid membership promotion LJ ran a few months back, I get an ad every time I'm away from LJ for more than an hour.
-"Like This Post"
: This is a feature that LJ really needs. Yes, they did add that "Like on Facebook" button that you can add with a simple tag, but very few people use it, and since not everybody comments on every entry, sometimes, your F-List needs a reminder that you actually are reading their posts.
-No Extensive Down-Time
: Every time LJ gets hit with a DDoS attack, it's like the world ends.
I'm sure there's more to write about, but my brain hurts now and I need to stop thinking and get back to drawing. My sister's birthday is in a week and I have a super special drawing that I'm doing for her that will drive her boyfriend crazy!