Becoming a LiveJournal user is not only a great way to share your thoughts and feelings about anything and everything under the sun; it is also a fantastic way to meet people who may share common interests with you. Because it was created using open source, LiveJournal gets a lot of attention not just from web junkies, who are all about the open source movement, it is also attract people who like the idea of not having to pay for web space. In other words, it attracts all different types of people who enjoy all different sorts of things, from cars and computers, to politics or history. Being a LiveJournal user is good for more than just sharing your thoughts with the world, you can also use it as a way to meet people both near and far geographically on the internet.
The first step is figuring out how to become a LiveJournal user. That part is simple, just type in LiveJournal.com on your computer. If you just want the free account, you will find a place to register right on the homepage. However, the paid accounts have some pretty cool features and, given the price of just about twenty dollar per year, is something you may want to consider. For example, as a paid account user, you can upload more pictures, personalize the way your blog looks more, you can even use a telephone to create voice posts for your site. Also, and this part is important if you want to try and use LiveJournal to meet people, the paid accounts have a text messaging service, where you can send and receive messages with other paid members via cell phone without giving your phone numbers out.
At any rate, once you have created an account, become a LiveJournal user, and have started your own blog, you will want to explore other people's blogs. You can search the blogs by region, interests or by multiple search criteria. If your goal is to meet people, you could skip this step, but then you wouldn't have a presence on the web and no place direct people who want to learn more about you. Also, you would have no way of contacting other people or having other people contact you if you don't have your own blog, and using someone else's message boards to convey private communications is just plain rude. Besides, the service is free or very cheap and it lets people get to know you too. People on the internet are doing exactly what you are doing, and that is looking for other people that they can commiserate with on the internet and possibly in person.
So now you are officially a LiveJournal user, it is time to start making some Livejournal friends. It is best to be proactive, searching the other blogs for people and groups you find intriguing. You become part of this community by engaging with people in it. That is the point of blogs. You will find Livejournal friends by only by making a concerted effort to becoming involved in the community as a LiveJournal user. So read what other people have written, respond when you have something interesting or intelligent to say, and make sure to direct people to your blog when you have the opportunity.