So I got a LiveJournal. Either this is a sign of my own narcissism or a furtherance of self-expression. God knows I've got enough blogs as it is. Why the hell am I doing this?
The reasons are numerous. First, all my other blogs are focused on things and not on me. It's either about pictures, or poetry, or social media. Nothing is about my own personality. Well, perhaps my Twitter account is, but how much can I really express in 140 characters?
Which brings me back to LiveJournal. LiveJournal is the poster child for angsty, emo, bizarrely emotional, and perverse personal blogging. It is something the cool kids did before MySpace. On top of it, the platform hasn't really innovated for the past 8 years. LiveJournal isn't much of an advancement over Usenet -- the advancement being heavy-handed moderation.
So here's to LiveJournal: a relic of social media times of yore. It's a community once popularized by teenagers, but now claimed by pro-anas, furries, and fanfic writers. Yet, to me it is an experiment in (belated) personal blogging
- Why I Have a LiveJournal