Ben asked me this and it got me thinking -- Why did you start your LJ? And why do you continue it now? Everyone please respond, I'm very curious.
I started my LJ to keep in touch with jedibubbles, and a few months in, I developed a new goal:
I want to learn to be totally transparent. I want to be unashamedly myself: totally honest and open, unafraid of breaking social laws, colorful and alive. I want to be just as open with strangers as I am with those I love most.
Now, that is still part of my goal, but I have an additional part: to connect deeply with others who are willing to be open and honest.