The Beginning Of My Ascendance
My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria|
|Date:||June 21st, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)|| |
Hey, I've been following your story. This is really heartbreaking.
I have a suggestion -- it might be helpful if you make a new post for each update, instead of editing the old post. That way the people who have added you as a friend can see the new info on their friends page instead of having to come here to see updates.
There are a couple of reasons why I haven't done what you've suggested:
1) When I started, I didn't expect a single post and update would turn into what it has, so I didn't plan ahead too well. Having started with this method and provided a very specific link (this entry only) to many, many websites and posters, I can't change the link without confusing people - even a simple "Now Go Here" link on the former posting page would lose some readers.
2) The forums would be spread out over dozens of updates, so people wouldn't be able to read what has and hasn't been said before in one easy location.
3) Each entry would have to have the photo and specific details repeated (at least in the first month until we had the official website up).
In essence, LiveJournal isn't the best mechanism for what we are now trying to accomplish, though it would have been much more suitable had I understood what I was getting into when I started and planned accordingly.
And of the thousands of people who have read this page, only a few dozen have Live Journal accounts, so changing everything now wouldn't benefit enough people to be worth the effort and confusion.
That being said, I'm often quite tempted as the "April 22nd" date on the main page confuses people, and each entry would load much faster if it were smaller and had fewer comments.