Way off topic, but YAY! New topic! I'm glad this finally changed.
Oh, an off-topic poll every now and then won't hurt. ;)
*snicker* Nonono. :) I mean off topic comment TO the poll. :) I'm just glad you changed the poll after 6 months. ;)
And here I am looking for a www.Furjournal.furtopia.org option.
Gotta work on that advertising.
hey Sabu, you forgot the "shameless plug" part
Seems that everyone and their brother has a livejournal account. I haven't gotten one, nor do I plan to, but somehow, people like exposing their personal life to the world. That's their perrogative and I don't think they are stupid, but I wouldn't do it myself.
We already know you think it's dumb to reveal yourself to the world--you're an anonymous poster, after all. :)
It's possible to control how much you tell the world in an LJ account, y'know. Some people's LJ's are actually very tame and professional. I agree, though, that most people don't realize what they're setting themselves up for with inordinate levels of public disclosure. We still live in a culture where that degree of openness can get you banished to a job in fast-food preparation.
Well I dunno about what you can leave out of a blog. It just seems to me that the gory details of somebody's life are kinda boring when seen from the outside-in. I've logged into friend's journals. Apart from those who are going through hard times, I mainly thought, yeah, been there done that; so what. What are blogs supposed to be for, anyway?
i`m sorry but you all freak . blogs are cool
I don't get live journals... seems kind of retarded. I thought journals were supposed to be personal things. Live-Journal... OXYMORON?
I don't care to write one or read any...
I never got the point of LJ's, as they are so called. I always hated them, as they seem to be used in certain respects to "attack" other people, by providing false information or sharing secrets that werent meant to know.
And having to read into peoples private lives is wrong. The whole point of journals is to keep it private, as in writing down thoughts and such like.
I have friends, and it saddened me when I had to read my pal's LiveJournal just to find out what he has been up to and what news he had. He never told me any of it. It was stupid.
Blogs, however, are to inform. Such ones that give information and provide a service gain my vote; like ones that detail convention activites, or provide reviews of comics or games.
I never got the point of LJ''s, as they are so called.
They are a way to help your friends keep track of you, or a soapbox to stand on, or a private journal, depending on how you choose to set yours up.
I always hated them, as they seem to be used in certain respects to "attack" other people, by providing false information or sharing secrets that werent meant to know.
You must read more interesting journals than I do.
And having to read into peoples private lives is wrong.
Nobody's _forcing_ you to read a journal, so I don't see how you "have to read into peoples' private lives". Choose to read what they choose to make public, or choose not to read it, as suits your taste.
The whole point of journals is to keep it private
That is one way of writing a journal. Other uses for _online_ journals are outlined above. It's perfectly possible to use an online journal privately - just keep all posts flagged "private". The advantage over a paper journal is that it's easier to search for past entries (though whether you'd use paper or a computer is, of course, a matter of taste).
I had to read my pal''s LiveJournal just to find out what he has been up to and what news he had. He never told me any of it.
Take that up with your friend, not with LiveJournal.
Blogs, however, are to inform.
That is one possible use to them. There are others.
You seem to be latching onto the words "blog" and "journal", and ascribing to each a very narrow focus, when in fact LiveJournal and similar services can be used for a much wider array of tasks, including, but not limited to, being used as a journal or a publication medium.
I hope this clarifies things for you. People see online journals in different ways, and use them according to their own views. Assuming that they can or should only be used the way you personally would use a journal is causing your present confusion about why people use them.
-Deuce (of FurryMUCK)
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