I couldn't resist jumping in on this one. Krissy asks:
Truth be told, I must of discovered AOL Journals very near the beginning of thier existance. We were newly online for the first time. I followed a link from the welcome page. I set up a journal under the screen name I had then. Not sure how it all worked. Uncertain of what I was doing. But I wanted to connect with other Christian women. The statement at the top of the journal read: "A place to share our thoughts, feelings, experiences, testimonies, trails, etc." Only made two entries. Never got a comment. This was Nov. 2004.
The only journal I found at the time, read and commented in was Jackie's Deployment Diary. The journals were formatted very different then. Then we encountered a trojan that was impersonating AOL. We were very new to the internet and very green. Too scared to do otherwise, we canceled our AOL service and went with another company for awhile until we could get our PC cleaned up.
We lost our original screen names. I could never update that journal again or delete it. So, in about 6 months when we came back to AOL I started this journal under my new screen name.
I still had a desire to connect with other Christian women, but had a broader goal to also reach out to those who were not Christian and to share more of my rural lifestyle with others. The title of my journal sums it all up perfectly.
Thanks for asking Krissy!