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The special powers of super communities

LJ's very own General Manager Anjelika Petrochenko was interviewed by BizReport to discuss how super communities are changing the web. A very informative article on how LJ is staying relevant amid the changing social media landscape.

As people look for more content and information online, social networks, blogs are often the first stop, but for more in-depth conversation many are returning to 'communities' - like the bulletin boards of years past. LiveJournal is making some fascinating strides in community development... Read more here!

New contest over at LJ_NaNoWriMo

If you're a participant of this year's NaNoWriMo project, head over to lj_nanowrimo and have a look at a the new contest!

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim community

I was just looking over new additions for LJ's Community Directory when I stumbled upon tes_skyrim, a community of interest to any RPG'ers out there with a desire to share their experiences with Bethesda's latest gaming opus, Skyrim.

Release 87

Greetings all! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Release 87 went live last week. Have a look at the details at lj_releases.


Welcome to another LJ exclusive interview, expressly for NaNoWriMo writers!

Mark Coker is founder, CEO and Chief Author Advocate of Smashwords, a major e-book distribution company serving indie authors, small presses and literary agents. Smashwords has helped publish more than 80,000 books worldwide.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Mark about getting started in self-publishing, marketing and the biggest mistake new authors make. This is a must-read interview for all writers who are interested in getting published. 

Read the story here

New Custom Userheads

Greetings, LJ! New Custom Userheads have appeared in the LJ Shop. Take a gander:

New Additions

Agent J
Agent J
Agent K
Agent K
Black Hair
Red Hair
Red Hair

Custom Userheads pictured here are displayed at 150% scale.

NaNoWriMo Week 1: Contest

Congratulations to all NaNoWriMo participants-- You have survived week one of your novel-in-progess!

To celebrate this achievement, lj_nanowrimo will be awarding five random writers $25 Amazon gift cards. Find out more here.
For fans of NaNoWriMo or writing in general, ljen just posted an interview with author Isabel Allende over at lj_nanowrimo. Allende shares her thoughts on the writing process, overcoming writer's block, and why you can't just churn out the 'next great American novel.'

(Read the interview here)

December holiday vGift suggestions

Hey all! I'm sending a short list of December holiday vGift ideas to our designers next week. I welcome your suggestions as I put the list together. The list will probably go out in the afternoon of Monday, the 7th of November.

Site maintenance at 12:00pm PST today

Just a heads-up. We're making some changes to the way cookies are handled on the site. We do not expect there to be any downtime as a result of this maintenance. Original entry posted at lj_maintenance.


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