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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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Some ideas for using DW

I'm finding I am using DW more than I thought that I would. There's two reasons for this.

1) They make it very easy to crosspost from them to LJ. Everything I'm posting these days is being posted on DW first, which x-posts it to LJ, which is then nabbed by Facebook and published THERE as a note. So I can be read multiple places for friends who only have one thing or the other.

2) Offsite backup, baby! You can import your ENTIRE LJ, including your locked and filtered posts, AND the comments attached. The only thing that doesn't import are the icons, it posts your default one to DW. It also leaves your locks INTACT, so if it's private or filtered on LJ, the same lock or filter applies on DW. I've often worried what I would do if LJ went down for good. I'd lose a lot of good memories if LJ went down, but now I have full redundancy.

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2) Offsite backup, baby! You can import your ENTIRE LJ, including your locked and filtered posts, AND the comments attached. The only thing that doesn't import are the icons, it posts your default one to DW. It also leaves your locks INTACT, so if it's private or filtered on LJ, the same lock or filter applies on DW. I've often worried what I would do if LJ went down for good. I'd lose a lot of good memories if LJ went down, but now I have full redundancy.
However, I'm guessing that comments made on an LJ entry crossposted after the archive is done will not be archived on DW, since they were posted after the archive was done.

Can you re-archive your LJ and have it just pull in those new comments?

Dunno! Might be worth suggesting to the coding team!

PS: It's still the most complete archiving tool available on the intarwebz at this point, because it gets and maintains the filters/locks. :) I've never seen another archiving tool that got the locked stuff. :)

LJBook does, but that's a different thing. It's not so much an offsite backup as a way to create hard copy files (it saves your LJ as a PDF).

At the risk of sounding like a Luddite...

What is DW?

Dreamwidth. It's another blog thing that uses the LJ code. :) Want an account? I should have more invites next week, or you can check with our crabby friend. :)