Friday Five for 2/14/03

1. Explain why you started to journal/blog. Well, I had started paper journals on and off for years, I just never kept them up for very long. So when I got my computer, I decided that I would do one on my computer. I started searching around for journal/diary software and discovered Blogger, Radioland (I think), and LiveJournal. I liked LiveJournal the best and on May 20th, 2000 I posted my first entry.
2. Do people you interact with day to day or family members know about your journal/blog? Why or why not? I don’t think so. I’ve mention to my coworkers that I have a web site and journal, but have never given the address out. It wouldn’t be too hard to find if they wanted too. My brother knows that I have a journal and reads it from time to time. My mom also knows that I have a journal, however the only times she has read it is by look over the shoulder of my brother.
3. Do you have a theme for your journal/blog? No, not really. I mean the colors and the font of my journal matches my web site (I have my journal in an iframe on my web site). However, in regards to the writing, there really isn’t a theme to it.
4. What direction would you like to have your journal/blog go in over the next year? The plan is to write more quality pieces in addition to stupid rants, quizzes, and other stuff. I kinda started this a could of month ago, but it died out. Also part of the plan was to answer questions from all of the book of questions that I have. I’m trying to go for 500 word entries, working my way up to 1000 in a year.
5. Pimp five of your favorite journals/blogs.

  • Serraph’s Livejournal serraph serraph bo-berraph, me-my-mo-merraph. This is the journal of the ex-girlfriend that I have been crying over. Besides her journal skills, she also post wonderful photography shots that she has taken.
  • Overly Criticalof myself. not the whole story, but much is shared. One of my close friends, I think that I originally got the idea of doing a journal online from seeing her diary on her old site (the one that was black and pink). Also has a journal here
  • Pixiedusted theresa dahling. This is the journal of my brother’s girlfriend Theresa. She also has a journal here
  • Psyclone’s journal Is a raindrop still a drop if it’s in the ocean? I randomly found this guy’s journal after going through all of the celebrity role playing journals on Blurty. I just really like his style of writing so far. And the fact that he lives in the S. F. Bay Area.
  • Strongbad E-mail Compy 386! O. K., so not a journal or blog per se, But I will gladly pimp out StrongBad and the Homestar Runner web site.

Thank god it wasn’t a Valentine one…
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