One of the easiest ways to get off the platform is to migrate to Dreamwidth. Some, however, may desire to take the extra step of archiving their content offline, be it to keep a backup, enable easier searching, or just plain not risk their data with a new owner.
For this, I recommend ljdump, which still seems to be maintained and is very simple to use. Note that you will need to download Python. Basic proficiency on the command line to use this tool is helpful, though a GUI is also available on the project’s Github page.
Alternatively, you can also use simpler tools from the command line if you feel so inclined. Wget is a good option (ie, wget –mirror https://goldkin.livejournal.com), but may be a bit cumbersome for users that want a friendlier tool, especially for getting the cookies necessary to log in for private comments.
Here are some additional archiving resources (helpfully linked by siderea):
- LJ Inbox Archive, for creating a snapshot of your current inbox
- LJ to Dreamwidth in a hurry (5 minutes), a tutorial for those who want to migrate their content to Dreamwidth (inclusive of comments)
- LJ ToS-Boss Greasemonkey script, for removing the overlay of the new (terrible) ToS for those that wish to get to content without agreeing to it.
The blog you are currently reading, of course, is where I will continue to post new content.