The byline is probably the most basic motivation for the blog. I want a place to write where I can expound upon themes I don't write in my LiveJournal - where I write articles rather than notes, where I publish creations I happened to make (I've started calligraphy - expect to see scans coming) and which I can customize to a higher degree. (Anybody tried to write mathematics in LJ? With the LaTeX plugins to Wordpress blogging maths goes like a dream!)
I hope I will also actually gain a reader or two. Probably should get a technorati tagging plugin running to get this off its feet too - but that'll have to wait a bit.