As I mentioned, I’ve kept a personal diary-style blog on livejournal since 2003. While I won’t be updating it anymore, I do feel as if it’s an important document in my personal narrative – of who I was in high school, as an undergrad, and in my year off. Therefore, I’m linking to it from here so that it can be referred to. While my livejournal was mostly filled with melodrama, I am not ashamed of what I’ve put online and have a very open philosophy about what can be gained from “putting oneself out there”. I believe that my willingness to expose often very personal parts of myself online has helped me better understand the dynamics of online experience as well as rationalize my own experience.