Do you remember LiveJournal?

In 2001 I was the ripe old age of 17 and religiously met my friends online in the chat room Teen Christian 1 on yahoo. Basically, these “friends” of mine all went to this chat room to be giant jerks towards these poor kids just trying to “save” some people on yahoo chat.

All these “friends” of mine had LiveJournal. A place where any cool kid could go and write nonsense about their lives in blog form. It was my first exposure and experience with online blogging; reading about the pants my friend scored on sale at Abercrombie and Fitch, who went to see the new Lord of the Rings movie and how much we all hated our parents. It wasn’t the content that was written but rather the flare in which you wrote about it. I religiously kept a LiveJournal from 2001 until 2009. Often with multiple entries per day.

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The above paragraph from 2002 shows exactly how deep I was and how much I understood about the world at the age of 18. *insert eye roll*

 

Back then everyone was diary’in it up. Now blogs are terrifyingly crafty things – full of useful/less information and marketing your quirkiness to drive traffic to your site to make you cash money so you can stay home with your littles, or receive internet fame; whatever drives one to do this online blogging thing. For me, I want to stay home with my littles. I also enjoy writing, no matter how terribly out of practice I am at it. We’re talking English class 10th grade out of practice with this writing thing.

This may not be LiveJournal. I may not get to use prehistoric emoji’s like *yawn* or *breaks into song*, but I want this to be me diary’in it up for ya’ll. I want to deliver those great content items about things I know, am good at and can share with you; but I also want to share a little bit of myself with you. Because internet friends are the best. From Christian Teen Chat 1 on yahoo to WordPress today, I want to snuggle you all; even the trolls.