Today's Tuesday Thingers question is:
Why did you choose to open and maintain an LT account? Do you/did you use other online cataloging/social networking sites, like GoodReads or Shelfari? Do you use more than one? Are they different or do they serve different purposes?
I actually started out a long time ago on a site called Bibliophil.com (I think I might actually still have an account there I haven't visited for year), and liked the idea of cataloging, but didn't keep up with it at all. Then I had some friends who had a fire, and I realized that if something like that ever happened to me, I should really have some sort of backup. I heard about LibraryThing on another website and decided to check it out - the rest is history! I checked out Shelfari at the same time, and didn't think it worked that well for my gigantic library. I can't imagine inputting all my books into any other place ever again, and I'm very happy with LT.