There are many roads to LiveJournal—how did you first hear about LJ?
Live Journals Writer's Block
Although I am sure the page has changed a lot since August/September 2006, my first knowledge of Live Journal likely came through Wikipedia's "Blog" page. I spent at least a month or so researching blogging, in order to see how it might be useful for replacing my hodge-podge of log files and scripts. Wikipedia and a bit of Googling The Fine Web allowed researching various blogging sites.
I rarely stick my neck out into something without first doing reconnaissance in depth. I guess when it comes to things I perceive as a big deal: I have inherited more of my parents collective meticulousness then dads spontaneity.
After completing recon and general thinkin' and plannin' operations, Live Journal appeared to be the most favorable site at the time; never have regretted the choice either. Much to my joy, Live Journal has managed to kill off the incalculable log files on various hard drives.
Memory: Day one, followed by the inevitable first task ten minutes later. Him, that was around the time I was struggling to apply C in my after-hours time. Wasn't very smart at the time, just persistent lol.