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I used to be a paid member.

I used to pay for my LJ-account. I did so gladly and it was worth it: $5 bought me two months of membership, hardly a big bite out of my budget. It's probably the only site I ever paid to be a member of. I think I was a paid member for over three years easily.

I stopped wanting to pay when the site was sold.

That was my strike. I did not renew my membership. And I rarely write here anymore.

Part of the reason LJ always had a free option was because a lot of volunteers worked to keep things running. I never volunteered, but I seriously considered it and I have great respect for all people who worked so hard for the LJ community in their spare time. A company now bought all those hours of volunteer work.

I don't know whether I should support a one-day boycot; I don't think wanting something for nothing is what the strike is about. People don't complain about things not being free, if you see how many paid members/ex-paid-members and permanent members are complaining.

I might pay again for LiveJournal in the future. I'm just not sure if I want to support this company with my money or my viewing of ads. I do miss those days when I started this journal back in 2002, after having had to wait for an invite, then sharing MY invites with others. When I was so excited about LJ that paying for it was the least I could do.

Things change.

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krikkert
Mar. 19th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
LJ is the home of selfish whiners. :P
yunage
Mar. 19th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Balloon Ghandi?
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