My own journal is 99% public so it's kind of a different animal. You can read mine for a while and decide whether or not you want to clutter up your friend feed with my entries.
I've had a journal here for more than a dozen years now. I write it for me - to noodle stuff out, save thoughts for posterity, remember stuff. When I started, I didn't quit 'get' the whole LJ friends thing. Friending or being friended. But over the years, that part of the experience has become as important to me as the journaling. It was many years before my real life and my LJ life crossed paths. It has now crossed many times. The older I get the less I am around people IRL and the more my friends list becomes my social.
Anyway, thank you for letting me into your journals. And welcome to mine!