I have set up this account because I suddenly find myself unable to receive email at work from my hotmail account. Usually this wouldn't matter, but seeing as I have set myself intentionally difficult wordcount targets, and I can't meet 2000 words in my spare time, I have to use my lunch breaks as well. And for some reason, the inspiration flows less vigorously when I can't see what I wrote yesterday, or remember where I got up to.
Fortunately, my employers don't block access to Livejournal. Unfortunately, I have long since forgotten the password (and username) to my old account.