||I ended up here because a co-worker dropped enough breadcrumbs mark the way and snared my curiosity; whether I wish to curse him or kiss him for doing so is another story entirely.
(Now let's just see how long it takes for that to show up on the editorial gossip radar... I know you're watching ;)
What keeps me here? This is my third time around the pixel salons during the past 18 years. While I'm a little out of the mainstream for the general "regulars" on Adequacy, I do not perceive myself as being treated like an outsider here -- I'm just another misfit of a slightly different flavor, all things considered, and I'm in good company. There is also a dimension at Adequacy I'd found lacking when briefly testing the waters elsewhere -- /. and K5 are both too far into the realm of the "geek mind" to appeal to me consistently, and they lack much of the humor, creativity and wordplay that are offered up in spades here at Adequacy.
As to why I post to the collective diary at this particular location, I offer the following: It's a place where I can run down the corridors of my mind, flinging open doors just to see what tumbles out. It's the electronic and somewhat anonymous confessional booth for the modern era; even as technology has a potential for further separating people, it can also provide an opportunity to connect with fewer of the biases and prejudices experienced in real-time. It gives me a place to drop a phrase or an idea that caught my attention during the course of the day; sometimes I even get to learn what significance, if any, it might have for others. In short, it's a place to voice the things I may not have space for in my face-to-face life, to get my ya-yas out.