My friend told me about this place 9(!) years ago, but I had not told her that I started a journal. I had no codes, and it really looked like crap. Yeah, it actually looked MUCH worse! And I didn't keep up with it. (Still not great with that!) Anyway, I am not a writer like my friend, so it didn't seem to matter whether or not I was on LJ. I could never keep a real diary. I liked the idea, and I had a couple of books, but I could never keep it up.