Use the Post an Entry
page to post entries to your journal; this page has an auto-save feature that keeps the entry draft you are working on in the event that your browser closes. You can also update your journal using downloadable clients
, My LJ
(also known as the "Portal"), LJ Talk
, mobile posting
, or the LiveJournal bookmarklet
The Post an Entry
page has two ways to update or later edit your journal entries. The Rich Text editor offers buttons for styling and formatting your entry; the HTML editor allows you to directly enter HTML code
with your entry. You can switch between the Rich Text editor and the HTML editor at any time by clicking on the tabs next to the entry's Subject field. You may also choose either editor as your default using the options on the display tab
of the settings page.
with similar Rich Text features.
While you are logged in, the Post an Entry
with draft and auto-save features; check your individual client's documentation for additional information.
Pasting text from external applications
If you paste an entry from an external application (such as a word processing program) into the Rich Text Editor, and if your browser, operating system, and application support it, the Rich Text Editor will automatically insert HTML markup
to preserve the formatting. To avoid this, you can switch to the HTML editor before you paste your text into the entry (this will remove all the tags and formatting that would have been inserted with the text), or switch to it afterward (this will show the tags and will let you remove the ones you don't want).
Note that pasting from some applications will sometimes add characters that are not UTF-8 and cause error messages or incorrect characters