isabel_giovanni has graciously given me and her FL a heads up and now I am passing it along to all on my FL as well. I have lost too many years of content due to defunct websites, changing ownerships and melted down servers. To say that I do not trust LJ’s new Russian owners is an absolute understatement, especially in light of this news.
LJ Archive by Sourceforge.net is a good way to do this. Whatever you do, just back it up. It is not my intention to cause a panic. Hell, I bought a permanent account, too. But the heartbreak of losing what you have written is indescribable. Don’t be caught out.
And not to pimp my own site, but I am going to pimp my own site because Ive busted my butt and funded the thing since 1999 as one of the owners. Pan Historia is a great online community website. There are lots of great features and it is worth a look. I am not going to do a hard sell, but honestly, we’ve been independent and ad free for these nearly ten years and I can promise you WE WILL NOT sell out to Russians or anyone else! Pride in ownership does say something.