i've been using lowercase for subject lines since the beginning of time, and have internalized it as a stylistic choice that i'm happy with. then i started reading a lot of LJers that never touch the caps lock key and it looked cool to me for some reason, so i've been making concessions towards it. i lowercased the first word of the first sentence in comments, as a way of saying "this isn't the beginning, it flows from what you said in your entry," like a different type of ellipse. then i started writing in all lowercase in comments in other people's blogs, as a way of showing deference, i'm here on your terms, it's your story and i'm just commenting on it. then lowercase in comments in my own blog.
i guess it's my recognition that i'm not so great as i thought. not such hot stuff now, are you pal.
this is my first-ever all-lowercase entry. i started writing my previous one this way, then changed my mind and added capitals.
creeping lowercase disease.