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Welcome to the LiveJournal Community Center. This is the place to find out how and where to interact with your fellow LiveJournal addicts! LiveJournal isn't only a great place for keeping a journal -- it's a place where people meet, interact, share common interests, and have a good time. Here are some of our community features to keep you informed and in touch.


Are you new to LiveJournal and don't know quite what to do yet? Then you'll want to head over to The 'Newbies' Lounge, where you'll find answers to many of the questions you may have. Visit newmembers, explore a bit, and you'll be a pro in no time at all!

Stay informed!

Stay informed of what's going on in LiveJournal. There are a number of official LiveJournal communities you may wish to browse. The following two are particularly useful.

Add news to your friends page to keep up with events and issues that are relevant to the entire LiveJournal community.
Add lj_maintenance to your friends page to be informed when downtime is planned, and reports on unplanned interruptions of service.


LiveJournal users chat up a storm. Many of them use popular instant messengers, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, or Jabber instant messengers. If you do, be sure to list it in your profile. If you have a Paid Account, you can also enable your cell phone or pager to receive text messages.


Don't be shy! Help out! The best way to help out is by purchasing a Paid Account. There are, of course, loads of other ways you can help out.

LiveJournal is an Open Source project; if you have experience with programming languages or server side applications you can check out the LiveJournal Development Community, lj_dev. If you have ideas about how LiveJournal could be better, check out the LiveJournal Suggestions Area, suggestions. If you would like to help with just about anything, visit the LiveJournal Business Community, lj_biz. If you like helping people, visit our technical support center and help someone out.

What is a Community?

A community is basically a journal run by a member of LiveJournal for people with common interests. Communities are free to use and create - anyone can have them, and they're easy to set up, too! LiveJournal Communities cover topics from Anime to Zen Buddhism, from Astronomy to Zim. You'll also find regional communities for places all around the world. There's probably a LiveJournal community for where you live too!

How do I create my own Community?

There is a FAQ that will explain how to create your very own community. There are also two FAQ Categories (General Community FAQs and Community Management FAQs) covering just about everything you'll ever need to know about communities. If you still need more information, feel free to submit a support request.

How do I find other Communities?

At this time there are two official LiveJournal Communities specifically created to help you find the community you're looking for.

Notice something you think is missing?
Click here to open a Support request and let us know!