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I will never grow tired of the view near my house. Never.

Like all things in life, though, it's easy to take things for granted, and not appreciate what we've got until it's gone (which means in my case moving away). (That sounds like a Joni Mitchell song.)

I haven't shared images on Livejournal -- I tend to reserve that for Tumblr -- but I think it would be nice, once in a while, to incorporate them in a blog post or two.

What do you think?

Even though I've had a Livejournal account for a while, I still feel that I don't completely understand the dynamic or the audience. Is it just for writers (and sci-fi at that)? Or does it go much wider? All and any insight gratefully received.

Anyhow, have a great day.
More pictures please! (Userpic is the view from my house at dawn, looking over the Tamar Valley towards Dartmoor.

The key to getting involved in LJ and getting other people involved in your journal is to wander around, follow other people who seem interesting and comment and converse on their posts.

It's not just for writers (although it is popular with writers, both pros and amateurs, and not just sci-fi - although again, there are plenty of SF and Fantasy authors her). There's a reasonably wide selection of interests catered for, and plenty that aren't. And seeing which interests are catered for can come as a shock. I've not seen much discussion about football or cars for example (both subjects of interest to me), but you're never very far away (in terms of friendofafriendofafriendofafriendofafriend etc) from very weird (and disturbing) fan fiction.

A good place to start would be to follow andrewducker, who posts daily link lists and has a big following that is mostly good-natured, although I personally have sometimes found some of the views expressed in the comments section to be shall we say troubling.
Thanks. That's really helpful. Despite the fact I've been blogging for a while, it's only been in the last couple of months that I've committed properly to LJ (and I have to say the experience has been brilliant -- if nothing else the platform saves me so much time in keeping all my social media material in one place; and the few friends I follow have posted some fantastic material).

Thanks for the recommend of Andrew Ducker. I will check him out.

I've loads more photos to share. I use Flickr mostly but also have some photos in Dropbox that never seem to get used except on the odd Soundcloud post (do you think audio would work?).

I didn't know you were that local. Hey, one day we might meet up.

Best wishes
Julian.
Yes, please share photos with your writings when you choose to do so. Your picture carries me across the waters to a lovely place.