Every now and then, a friend asks "so when are you coming onto LiveJournal?", and seems to be surprised to hear I already have a blog running, on Blogger. The question then turns into "so when are you going to move it over to LiveJournal?"
Recently I was persuaded to open an LJ account so I could participate in some discussion for an event I am involved with. Despite the statement that the LJ account was for access only, and would not be updated, I was surprised that several people signed up as friends, and others said they were intending to.
The truth is that I am reasonably happy with my modest little blog on Blogger, which was created more to create some interesting content on my web page, rather than a desire to blog or journal. I certainly don’t have time to maintain two – one on Blogger and one on LJ.
So I spent a few hours playing (and no doubt have trodden in the footprints of others) and have come up with a fairly reliable way to republish my Blogger articles on LiveJournal. If everything goes right, this will be the first of them.
I am making no effort, at the moment, to combine comments from the two sites, it is too much effort. I will simply treat Blogger and LJ as two sides of a room at a party – I will tell my news to all, but then any conversations that arise on either site can take their own path.