Speaking of stars, some minor good news on Sunspin came yesterday which I'll share in due time. Also look for a new Sunspin novella soon from Subterranean Online.
Anent LiveJournal, at this point the only reason I haven't abandoned it is that I have a healthy blog commentor community there. This morning it is again acting very strange, largely unavailable for service. This is beyond inconvenient for me, as I don't blog during working hours, so while I may compose posts in the afternoon or evening, on weekdays I always post them prior to 6 am Pacific when my Day Job office hours commence. So if LiveJournal is being weird first thing in the morning, it screws up my narrow window of opportunity to get the posts up. This after LJ's recent 'upgrade' broke my WordPress cross-poster again. I know at least some of LiveJournal's problems are due to DoS attacks from elements supporting the Russian government's campaigns against their own dissidents, but fundamentally, for me LiveJournal is a time-dependent service that is not reliable either in terms of time or service. Should I be standing up against cyberbullying by an oppressive regime? Certainly. But I still need to blog before 6 am. And I'm reluctant to abandon that active portion of my readership.
No conclusions here. Just thoughts.