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Testing...who is here?

Sometimes you write a post, and the words are like a huge echo. You have no idea where the words travel, who hears their tone, or in what country the human reading them is located. So, this post is just a short test to check blog traffic, and see who is still visiting LJ during the long holiday in Russia.

I can't imagine having so many days off in a row, as it is unheard of in the USA unless you are taking personal vacation. The country simply would not shut down for two weeks. I was off for too many days the past month because my office was empty, with no work to do. I almost went insane from idleness, but got to see some films in the cinema - the children's movie "Sing," "Passengers", and a very good and touching movie called "Manchester by the Sea." Plus, tons of old films on Netflix. :)

Who is here? :) Also, how many of you have heard of Dreamwidth.org? This is another blogging platform, with an interface similar to LJ. I am thinking about cross-posting there, as there is a mix of both Russian and English language blogs, in an effort to draw new readers and commentators to the blog. I want to continue to publish posts about my journey to the tiny gem called Georgia, but only if there are people to view the words and photos, to absorb the stories, and somehow find meaning, pleasure, or even aggravation in them.

Happy New Year dear readers! I hope 2017 is a good one...

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vitsky
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:34 pm (UTC)
I am here. Happy New Year! :)
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:37 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year! :) What other blogging platforms do you read, where there are multi-language users?
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elinelisky
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year dear Shannon!
I have account at Dreamwidth from last week to reading there too.
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:42 pm (UTC)
Great! Many readers recently told me about Dreamwidth. The interface is compatible with LJ, and it seems there are a lot of overlapping readers from LJ and this platform. The advantage for me is that there are also a lot of English language blogs there, and my audience here on LJ is composed entirely of native Russian speakers. I love them, but diversity in opinion and thought is always welcome here! Plus, people will not yell at me for writing in my native language. :))
dorli87
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:40 pm (UTC)
Hi))
Happy New Year!!!

Edited at 2017-01-04 01:41 pm (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:42 pm (UTC)
Hello! Welcome to 2017! I hope it bring forward progress, not destruction and devastation. :))
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fesma94
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:42 pm (UTC)
Hi darling ! I still oldtimer and read LJ but when I home ! It's not so comfortably to read blogs posts via smartphone screen . So please continue to announce about your posts in FB !
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:46 pm (UTC)
The technology on this platform really sucks and is shameful, as Russia is full of talented programmers and tech folks. Or, perhaps they have all come to the USA or Europe to work. :)) Every Russian person I know in the U.S. works in this field. I really hate the mobile version of LJ, and the fact that you cannot easily insert pics or .jpgs into comments, without using HTML language, or storing photos on a third-party site. I will continue to cross-post links on FB, and I write there much more frequently now than in the blog.
skomoroh_roker
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:49 pm (UTC)
here
but we don't have the holidays.
dreamwidth is not very popular here

P/S
we're surprised with western "Christmas week" too. Nobody is working for 1.5 weeks, nothing is happenning...
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:51 pm (UTC)
That's right! Many people take personal vacation days during the last few weeks of the year, and this year our holidays like Christmas and New Year's fell on a weekend. This was good, as it gave most people four day weekends, on two consecutive weeks. I have mostly European clients, and it seems the entire continent shuts down from December - January and August - September. :) Absolutely no email communications, orders for new work - just silence. :)

Edited at 2017-01-04 01:51 pm (UTC)
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mybathroom
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
Hi Shannon! I'm here working, listening music, meeting with my friends and relatives and waiting your posts )
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:53 pm (UTC)
Hi! Enjoy your days off and time with friends and family!
anna_sollanna
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:51 pm (UTC)
I am here. Today is a working day in Poland ))) (Though not everyone has returned from vacations because this Friday is the last holiday in the row of winter ones )))
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:54 pm (UTC)
Why is there a holiday this Friday? What is the celebration or observance for? I just returned to work yesterday. :)
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Leo Y
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:57 pm (UTC)
Hello Shannon, I am still here. New Jersey. As for other media, I am on linked-in and still have my odnoklassniki account although I hardly ever use it. And no facebook, instagram, or twitter:)
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:58 pm (UTC)
Greetings to New Jersey! :) Never heard of odnoklassniki...
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pinkjackal
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
Many (most of?) people don't read blogs directly on the platform, but use RSS/Atom readers instead. And for those people it really doesn't matter which platform do you use - they read your posts in their lovely RSS aggregator/reader.
Significant amount of authors I read moved to Dreamwidth from LJ after the latter moved its servers to Russia.
Bottom word: seems you're free of choosing Dreamwidth or any other platform you feel comfortable with, and it won't make any issues to your readers in case if you flagged that you moved to the new address.
But keep posting - I'm one of your silent readers ;)
pinkjackal
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:04 pm (UTC)
...and again, it is usually possible to make 'cross-posts' from new platform to the old one - for those conservative people who don't want to read you on the new address.
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peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
What a disturbing video! I hate clowns, and find them very creepy. I've been petrified of them since childhood. :))
yoshi_stan
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)
Hi Shannon!
I'm here and, btw, have an account on dreamnwidth. Crossposting between LJ and Dreamwidth is pretty easy :)

Happy New year!
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hi! :) Are you a new reader? I don't recognize your username, or avatar. Why is the animal on the avatar so sad? :)) I think I will create an account on Dreamwidth this weekend, and try to figure out the platform. Happy New Year to you also!
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no_xit
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:10 pm (UTC)

Lipetsk is here. I've found another platform like this - medium.com/. Did you know about it?

peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've heard of medium.com, but it appears there are mostly English language writers there. I want something more "multi-cultural," as I like to communicate with people from far away, foreign lands with a lot of non-Western type of thinking, stories and users. Helps expand the mind. :))
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poll59
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year dear Shannon!!!
I`m here too
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:15 pm (UTC)
It seems many people are still here, this is good! Happy New Year! :)
justadreamer
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:13 pm (UTC)
Hi Shannon, Happy New Year!
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:17 pm (UTC)
Greetings from Virginia! I hope you accomplish all of your goals and that 2017 brings you much peace, happiness and pleasure!
pin_gwin
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:13 pm (UTC)
Happy Everything to You!
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have started the New Year in a bit of a bad mood, with irritation. But hopefully this will soon pass...
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