Logged in this morning and LiveJournal had installed their new layout. It was horrible. Nothing about it was better that I had before.
- So I clicked on the button to revert to old version. Nothing happened.
- So I went into the various themes and setup pages, experimenting but nothing had any affect.
- So I found ANOTHER use old layout button and this one worked. But of course I had changed my theme by then. My old theme was simple and clear and familiar but considering I set it when I first used LJ (about 50 years ago) the theme doesn't seem to exist any more. So I have spent ages trying to find one I like.
- So I have one. It is all pastal purples and stuff. Not really what I wanted but the layout is clear.
But now I am wondering how long I can put up with LJ, how long Google+ will survive and how long I can continue to resist Facebook and Twitter?
I did once go through the process of setting up a twitter account but before I clicked the send button I thought "Why do I want this?" and I cancelled. But these days without a twitter account it is getting difficult to keep up with people and communicate with others.
And without a Facebook account I am definitely "out of the loop" within the SF community, my wider circle of friends, my family and, highly frustratingly, commercially as more and more companies use Facebook (and twitter) at the expense of all others ways of communicating, advertising and promotions.
So how long can I resist? It's looking like not much longer but I will not be happy the day I have to succumb to the inevitable.