I started my livejournal in December 2002, because everyone else was doing it. Early on, I made the specific resolutions to keep all content public (which has been violated on a few occasions, but only a few) and not to fish for discussion/controversy, and to keep it safe and clean as a real-name public presence. Livejournal is more or less a ghost town, these days - I've been in a rut where I post infrequently, link from facebook to my livejournal posts, and let "I should really find a better blog platform" derail the impulse to post.
Now for work, I've done the server setup and moira/afs integration for this http://drupalcloud.mit.edu/ project. I don't think a blog is a fabulous fit for the service, but it's close enough, and there's some need for an active early-test site on the production services. So here's a place to be. Not all of the sidebar stuff is worked out yet: I need an archive index on a sidebar, and also a blogroll, but the way the project limits the content manager role in drupal, not everything is possible, and some things are possible but I haven't done them yet. I'm making the decision to launch with incomplete setup, because I think hitting hard against the limitations is the way to find them and learn from them.
I'd like, but don't have, automated cross-posting to livejournal - I'm going to do some manual linking to here, as I get started, and reevaluate later whether I need to keep it up.
The name? I free-associated from "eat your own dog food" to "nice doggy, here's a biscuit."
Comments? You're invited! But you need a CAMS Account: https://idp.touchstonenetwork.net/cams/CreateAccount.action I'm actively interested in opinions for how workable/convenient it feels.
In the future? I've got a blog project I want to do - a package of letters from a distant relative, almost 100 years old, that want to be scanned and shared. It'll take some quality time with a scanner to pull it off, though.
Pictures? My photo posting workflow has been hit hard by my phone no longer wishing to be a USB device. But yes, there will be photos.
[Edited to add: I had commenting closed before, just got it turned on. There's also a problem of a lack of landing page after authenticating, which I don't have a quick way of addressing, but is on the list.]