So, if it's not for drama (or at least not for me), WTF is LJ really good for? It's highly, highly unlikely I'm ever going to go back and look at these entries a decade from now. I know that's what people claim journals are for, but has anyone actually tried it? I mean, kept a journal for a significant legnth of time and then gone back and read it years later? It's almost painful to re-experience. For some reason, anything you have written years ago always sounds extra trite and obnoxious through the lens of additional time. The only way all of this serves any real purpose is if I ever become famous/infamous and biographers, reporters, or partisan hacks are looking for additional information in which to either laud or vilify me. "OMG! We can't elect a congressman who wants to put kittens into a burlap sack and toss them into the river!" Lets face it, what are the chances of that?
So blah, blah, blah and the words pour on.