I've also been weathering the usual winter slump and am hoping that the returning sun will bring with it a renewed desire to write longer pieces.
I do visit LJ pretty much every day to read my f-list and enjoy it immensely. I'm not bailing on LJ by any means! Though I do wish LJ made it as absurdly easy to share links and videos as Facebook does. (Don't get me wrong, I don't have unreserved affection for Facebook either.)