That is an excellent question and I am glad you asked it.
First off, let me thank you, for being a part of my life and bringing forth information for me to process :D
Second, there is a big difference between a forum and a journal. My journal works on the same basic structure as it did when I was in school, minus no F or anything for not completed as required by the determined rules of the class. The point of the class was to get you to write; anything. The teacher would skip ahead a few pages and put his special star. By X days, it was required that you had written up to that star point, even if you wrote the same letter over and over again. This also meant, that some days you could write very little, or even nothing, as long as other days you did things that would eventually catch you up to that * on day X.
So since this journal, JOHD, is attempting to be a better reflection of that time period, then I am able to post a quick little blurb about nothing. For the most part, in terms of context and structure, any quick posts I have will be made up later. Keep in mind that when I write the quick entries, I normally have something happening. I have been sick, and even almost been having headaches. I have been tired, and my brain just does not want to process information.
As for the forums, however, it is an interactive social network (almost). When you post things, the "point" is to provide information for other humans to be able to read, and possible respond to.
So, my journal is for me, and my forums are for everyone. Now, I enjoy and am tickled pink when I get comments on my journal posts. I guess it is my way of understanding that people are "taking interest" in what is happening in my life, realizing that I am so bad and horrible in attempting to do the favor.
Also, posts in my journal (usually) mirror my FB status. Due to this, every now and then, a quick 140 character post (#madd74
hash, title, subject) is simply appropriate.
A rather nice collection of excused bullshit, wouldn't you say? :D
F.Y.I. - I love you! Been a while since I reminded you what otherwise should be rather common knowledge *hug*