Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

My LJ - a rare message to audience...

spacefem always fascinates me. If you are not reading her journal, you should seriously consider changing your ways. She writes and lives on the widest variety of everything you can imagine. Sometimes it wears me out just to imagine the very little bit I know of her life. But, seriously, she's always an excellent read.

Today she talks about how she approaches Live Journal. And, as she often does, clarifies my own stance for me by explaining a different one.

I do write my journal for me. I started it in 2002 and specifically did NOT start or grow it locally on one of my own computers. Initially I did not want to be responsible for backing it up or keeping it safe. Then, as the years went on, I liked being able to always access it from anywhere.

Also along the way, I learned that having others read your words often makes them better. Having you react now and again is very interesting and then, I began to actually meet, face to face, some of the people who read it. Very very very cool.

But, I still write for me. It's my journal and I'll write what I want, how I want, how often I want regardless of what anyone else thinks. I don't do meme's. I rarely, really very rarely, ask for opinion/feedback. It's mostly a journal of what I plan to do today or what I did do today, some memories and other miscellany. I don't ask anyone to read it and I don't expect anyone to read it.

And, today, I actually do keep copies of this journal (with comments) locally and on Google Drive.

That's my cadence :) and my LJ raison d'etre.
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