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.