Overall Satisfaction with LiveJournal
My organization does not have an official use for LiveJournal. I make occasional posts about our activities from my personal account.
- Excellent phone app
- Easy to add userpics
- Easy to generate and alter some settings
- Reduced palette of layouts for users in recent years, with a baseline layout that is hard for some to read
- Poor customer support since buyout by SUP
- Tendency to censure or censor users' blogs without fair hearing
I prefer LiveJournal strictly out of longterm loyalty. Dreamwidth is a similar blogging platform that has fewer customer service issues but that also does not offer an app and has no plans to. If many friends had not migrated to Dreamwidth, I would not be using it, but I don't really love LiveJournal anymore. And I suspect it will abandon the American market at some point as blog sites lose users to Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
As long as I have friends using it, I will use it. But I can't predict how long that will be the case.