When I created a journal last summer, I was on the verge of starting to write a novel. I wanted someplace that I could practice writing, and I particularly wanted to make myself write short, vivid descriptions of things that I saw during the course of a day.
These days, I tend to use it to schmooze with friends and acquaintances, some of whom I've known for ages and some who I've never met except on LJ. It amuses me to see an old coworker from Oregon having a conversation with a former member of the crazy communal household, a local poker buddy, and someone I've never met who is thousands of miles away.
So how about you?