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November 12th, 2003
10:56 am

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Okay, so I'm here. Let's see if this can motivate me to write. Found the bogglelovers group and a friend I didn't know was on here. Getting set to roleplay right now, so I really shouldn't be over here doing this. I think I'll spend a bunch of time reading docs tonight. And now my phone is ringing.


So went my first LiveJournal entry, two years ago today. Has my LiveJournal motivated me to write? Well, I do write more every day than I used to, but it's mostly drivel. This medium really hasn't motivated me to write more interesting stuff. Sometimes some intersting things come out, though. What I didn't see two years ago was how much an impact LiveJournal would have on my social life. I've felt more in-touch with my friends, being able to write things I knew were going to be read, being able to read things they wrote. All my party/gathering announcements go out on LiveJournal first, and only on email if I think it's not going to reach everyone I want to show up. I've met people on here that I'm not likely to ever meet in person, and I've also met people on here that I have since met in person, including one person I consider one of my closest friends. On the flip side, various posts of mine have caused problems for other people, and various posts of other people have caused problems for me. It's good, it's bad, it's just another method for communicating, for staying in touch, for living. LiveJournal has certainly made life more interesting, and I'm not sure exactly what I'd be doing to waste my time at work right now if it weren't for LiveJournal.

So, happy birthday to my journal.

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From:jazzfish
Date:November 12th, 2003 08:28 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday.

I keep missing my journal's actual 'created on' birthday, for whatever reason. I'm also undecided as to whether I should be celebrating that day, the day of my first post, or the day I started posting consistently. *shrug*

I'm a fan of LJ despite the problems it's caused. Like any tool it can be misused; like any tool it can make life easier/better. "Replicants are either a benefit or a hazard. If they're a benefit they're not my problem."

I think the writing more has helped my writing in general. This is due to both LJ and being back in classes that require papers; regardless, writing more, even if it's dreck, means you've got more practice writing. Only perfect practice makes perfect, but imperfect practice has its benefits too.
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