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Thanks to the indescribable kindness of markfinnCabbit, I have LJ for another year. Friend worship and props be to markfinnCabbit. Long may he herd gremlins in China, and soon maybe Mongolia as well.

I have also discovered that Livejournal won't accept PayPal without credit card verification. I have no idea if they accept Western Union Money Orders, my only other option. I think mokie warned me about this a few months ago, when she faced similar difficulties. I have a domain now too, to fill with all kinds of nonsense. I need to come up with lies so I can have a snazzy bio page just like every other writer on my friend's list. Half-truths like, I live next to my bedding, running wheel and food pile, and I only come out at night to forage.

Had a nap earlier that helped while watching Brazil play. I need to get my KSP application and workshop ideas together to show Santa tomorrow. It's now 2AM. Also still have that time-sensitive story to finish, and it's driving me a bit nuts. And the code, which I don't like, which also has associated help literature to write. I have to try to get the first two out of the way, somehow.


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Jun. 27th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
Do you use any of the paid features?
Jun. 28th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
This is actually good question! ;)
Seriously, I haven't taken advantage of the voice posts or galleries yet (up till recently, I couldn't use the former because it uses mobile phones at international numbers). The only options I seriously use are the shortened URL, and some minor advanced tweaks with the S2 template I'm on. I swore I'd learn S2 and do something decent with this LJ for the whole of the last year I was on Paid, also kindly donated by another dear friend.

Mostly, I try to fill the world with my inane ramblings...
Jun. 28th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
I think I have a total of one voice post. :D

And I also swore that I'd do something decent with my LJ (pimp it with Buck Tick or something) but that obviously hasn't happened either. :)
Jun. 28th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yup. I actually prefer to make my own voice recordings and upload it elsewhere, but I should take advantage of the free space they're offering.

I like how your LJ has everything up front. Calendars, Tags and all the doodads. So functional!
Jun. 28th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'm using S2 smooth sailing.

The only customization I've done is on the left side of links: where it says 'other links'? yeah, it took me an hour to get that right. For three whole links.

Jun. 29th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
See my "Tags" on the left? That's virtually the only customization I've done using the raw S2 code. That took the same amount of hours, and much breakage of my LJ. :/

Considering all I did was copy the code from somewhere else...
Jun. 29th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
The shortened URL is standard now, not just for paid users. But anyway. :D
Jun. 29th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
ACK! Is there nothing left I can use that only Paid users have?
Jun. 29th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Of course, but why is it important, if you don't actually use them?

I know, I know, ego and status are all tied up in funny ways (sayeth the early adopter). :)

You can have more fun with styles than free or EA users, you can upload and use a custom-made mood theme, you get more userpics, you can post by phone, you can let people text message you, you get a livejournal email address, you can search the directory for users, you can post polls, you get free photo storage, you don't ever see ads on sponsored accounts, and best of all, Livejournal loads faster for you--the "express lane," they call it.

And other stuff.

But, again, if you don't use it, why is it a big deal? Hrrrrrm? :)
Jun. 29th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, my list is misleading! Some of those things aren't Paid Accounts only, but are also available (sometimes in more limited ways) to Early Adopters. But still.
Jun. 30th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
Because lo, if I do not use things, I am clearly wasting the money people have invested in my journal.
Jul. 1st, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
Ah, that's simple. Just calculate how many voice posts you'll have to make to justify having a paid account then. You could do it in polls, but they don't have the same currency.

I.e., don't be silly--it's a gift, for your enjoyment. You're using it, you're enjoying it, therefore it has paid for itself already. ;P
Jul. 1st, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)
*giggleth* But I wished you'd stop saying things like that using those perfectly horrible icons that make me want to sleep with the lights on.
Jul. 1st, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Tch, what's so horrible about my icons, now? :P
Jul. 2nd, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
They scaaaare meeeeeeee! *hides under a mokie*
Jul. 2nd, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
They just want to plaaaaay...
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