I've had my LiveJournal for just a shade longer than 6 years, now. For most of these years, my entries were public, interspersed with a few friends-only and friends-group-specific entries here and there. Over the past year, as the PhD program "thing" was in full swing, the number of friends-locked entries has steadily grown, based primarily around the fact that the people I didn't
want reading certain entries were my prospective and now actual colleagues, and they are quite Internet-savvy.
As my professional life begins intersecting more and more with my personal life - the Internet, games, media and fandom are now my LIFE, through and through - I find myself locking more and more entries. My real name is now somewhat firmly associated with my LJ to a lot of people, along with most of my online identities. (Before anyone says anything on that score, no, I'm not surprised or horrified, just making the observation.)
For a long time, though, ElJay has not been a place where I was particularly...thoughtful about that reality. I am sorely tempted to go back and friends-lock everything, and then just occasionally throw out something that's not friends-locked in the future. I have ideas for a blog that can be a bit more professional - though they're on hold as I work on something somewhat frantically to see if I can get it ready to submit for publication consideration in 6 weeks - and that's the place I want associated with my professional identity, not this site.
So, your thoughts, dear readers: