"If you didn't start a Live Journal for the sole purpose of being an attentionwhore and having everyone pity you because of your sob stories, put this in your LJ."
I first signed up so as to read a friendslocked post by someone I know. Mostly I used it to keep my friends and family up to date on "so, what are you doing?" and "so, how are you doing?", and to keep up on what they are up to. With a spattering of political screeds, blog references, and philosophical musings.