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15 February 2008 @ 04:45 pm
10 years ago...  
Oh dear... today is the 10-year anniversary of when I first started keeping an online journal. Way back when I was 17, fresh out of high school. And now here I am, 27, and still writing.

>> My very first online journal entry (rather embarrassing, really. I actually archived them all here at livejournal, so they were all in the one place, but sometimes that is slightly regrettable!)

I think the funny thing is that what I wrote on this day, 10 years ago, still holds true for today, and is still why I continue to write online:

But I think a journal can help both the readers and the writer. Reading other people's diaries makes me feel less alone. Their feelings often mirror mine, and everyone elses.

I have met some of the most amazing people I know online in this 10 years, including some of my closest friends, and countless people who have inspired me beyond belief. My journal entries are sometimes embarrassing to read, but I feel so very grateful that this form of writing has led me to such an amazing & diverse group of people, some of whom will perhaps never know how much they have touched me.
Effortlessly Controversialmoonborn on February 15th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Happy Conception-Day, Jade journal!

*snugs the Jade*
you got you a fast horse darlin': tori happythebluebells on February 15th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
*mwah* I love you so much. & don't worry, some of my early journal entries make me cringe too! :) xoxo
Redhead Standing (Too Many Brambles.): me clydethroughcharades on February 17th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
They don't me! :)
?starlakitty on February 15th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
happy journal-versary day!

it's so embarassing to read back on my old journals. they aren't online (thank god!) but i have my paper journals. hehe
jessicasea__secret on February 15th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
i've been thinking over my LJ history, too. so glad you're here, Jade. xoxox
h a n n a h: Robert Plantthisglasnost on February 15th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Inspired by my meme this week, i've been thinking a lot about my journalling history recently. I'm really glad i started an LJ too, because like you i've met so many great people and seen so many lovely things on here.
Anything but typical: books and leavesgypsiewriter on February 15th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're here. xox
Redhead Standing (Too Many Brambles.)throughcharades on February 17th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Reading other people's diaries makes me feel less alone. "

Amen. Thank you for continuing to share your words.