Permanent account!

I am now the proud owner of a LiveJournal permanent account. That’s right, an LJ account that never expires! They are having a special week-long sale right now and it cost me $150 for the account upgrade. I get something like 138 userpics (always increasing) and 10 GB of disk space for pictures, plus several other features. And they donate a portion of my payment to charity!

I wondered what would happen with the time I had left on my paid account. They took care of that too. I was able to transfer my paid account time and extra userpic time to another user. Both were transferred to strausmouse. He now has a 133 day extension on his paid LJ account and 126 days of paid extra user pics (something like 100 more).

As frequently as I use LJ, this was worth it to me. I don’t have to pay any more bills and I have grown fond of the interface and functionality of the system, to say nothing of the cool updates that they make every now and then.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.