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22 June 2015 @ 10:51 am
Does Nudging do any good?  
Are our friends lost to other social media? Is there any way to draw them back? I have tried the "Nudge a Friend" but see no evidence that it worked. I tried the program the LJ offered six months ago where people were invited back with the lure of some member benefits. I saw no evidence that brought anyone back. (In fact, even LJ has been quiet about that program lately.)

So . . . What do we do? Any ideas?

(I do think the Nudge a friend needs some updating. I think the text isn't very effective and we need to be able to add a personal message but if it doesn't actually work then why bother.)
rejectomorph: laszlo moholy-nagy_chxflying_blind on June 23rd, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
I think sewcute was saying that one reason people are reluctant to use LJ anymore is that the app available for LJ is inferior to the apps available for rival social media sites. A majority of people access the Internet by mobile phone now, and the share still using computers is declining rapidly.

A crappy mobile app could be a factor, but I still think the (probably irreversible) loss of the lead LJ once had in sheer mass of users is the main reason for the relentlessness of its decline. The fewer users we have, the less attractive the place becomes, and the less attractive it becomes the fewer users we have. A vicious cycle is terribly hard to break.
Senora Sassafrass: Housewifesewcute on June 24th, 2015 03:46 am (UTC)
That is what I meant.

I wish I knew how to get people back. . .I miss the community that I used to have on here with my friends, it's just not the same on Facebook (or any other site)
I was wrong, it's all my fault.rachel_nicole on July 26th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
I miss this place terribly sometimes.. I used to spend HOURS on LJ, posting... reading friend's journals..