[jeez, couldn't do a Valentine's Day one right on the day, eh?]
1. Explain why you started to journal/blog.
Originally, it was to write a character log for a game that I'd have an easy way to update. I was trying to write a first person summary of the game sessions. I think I lasted about 10 (checks) 13 sessions before there was just too much for me to keep up with, and I have at least one more session and a half I never typed up. I think the main reason was that I was writing longhand then typing it in. Partially, anyway.
At the same time, I had started my own personal blog, but I never got the hang of it. Kept wanting to do it, but never did. Then September 11th happened, and I wanted to record some things from that time. I didn't, but it got me kick-started.
2. Do people you interact with day to day or family members know about your journal/blog? Why or why not?
Yes. I don't openly advertise it at work, but some folk know I have it. It's secret, like my livejournal is. My husband says he reads my blog every other day or so, to see what I've been up to.
3. Do you have a theme for your journal/blog?
Not for this one, no. I have the Weight Watchers one, so that has a theme, the Whitespace one for writing, and the Pop Goes the Culture one for reviews of TV, movies, etc. This one isn't really themed.
4. What direction would you like to have your journal/blog go in over the next year?
I'd like to post more, and maybe write a bit more in this one. Not writing, but longer, more thoughtul entries.
5. Pimp five of your favorite journals/blogs.
Look at my Hit List. Those are the ones I visit daily. I won't pick five, they're all wonderful in their own way.