Dangerous New Addiction!
I only use my diary once in a blue moon, and it's an interesting thing to reread previous entries, because by the time I open the diary again they are outdated and whatever was torturing my soul is only a weak memory. Oh, and I never fail to feel ridiculously naive.
Maybe I ought to start keeping a more orthodox journal, but even then I ouldn't do it online - what if someone I knew in real life read it? I am already too guilty of wearing my heart in my sleeve - I'd hate to overdo it ;)
Public, any bozo browsing your page can read it. This is were I post humorous annectodes of my kids, random thoughts of the day, political rants and goofy quizzes.
Friends: The post is resticted to the people you have on you're friends list. YOu have the ability to filter your friends list and make subgroups, so you can lock it to only certain friends; say those you know personally vs those e-pals you've never met.
Private: only you can see it, and only when you're logged in. This is the more personal stuff that you might be exorcising. Stuff you want to get out, but don't necessicarily want others to read.
Anything that might get me in trouble should the site be hacked, I keep off line anyway. :)
Shen - who will generally ramble her life stories to strangers anyway.
who could never be as good as Browning, but tries the best she can to write honestly...
I won't be putting the deep and innermost feelings online, but it's just another dimension for me, another outlet. I like blathering on about the stuff I do.
> I'm a card-carrying introvert too. I've also been putting my
> thoughts on life, the universe and everything online since
> 1996. I keep the very personal stuff personal and to myself,
> or write something like a poem. I find it easier to express
> myself in writing than I ever do in the real world, unless I'm
> with a group of friends I'm very comfortable with.
I know this is completely morbid and paranoid. But I've never felt comfortable keeping a regular journal just lying around. I sort of had this fear of dying and having all my personal thoughts read by whoever cleans out my stuff. How could I express things fully, like maybe anger at a loved one after a misunderstanding, knowing that life is short, and that could be the last thing they hear from me.
I feel much more comfortable with the online version. I will be able to go back in a few years and see how I've changed, but keep it far more private than any other method I've thought of.
My name there is Tzurriz as well, and I talk about just about everything on my journal. You'll read way too much about me. I have this nasty tendancy of never shutting up, and I adore my LJ.
My friends list just increased by 1/3.
Shen--FOund that last night, thank god.
I also have a blog... http://freakyme.blogspot.com
I'm going to add everyone. :)