I know and I am fully aware that I personally have not updated my DA Journal in a while but there are couple of reasons why I don't.
1 - Viewership. --- Do people actually read or write on your own DA Journal? I know that I read other peoples journals only if their content is worth while because I did notice that A LOT of people that I browse randomly either bitch/drama talk without giving much thoughts about who is going to be viewing the reading material.
2 - HashTags --- DA does not have hash tag features like many other social network community sites. I think it would be great feature but at the same time I feel that it might get abused when people start hash tagging each word. The positive side of it is that it does help getting your journals searched. It's just an idea.
3 - External Social Networks --- This is also one of the main reasons why I don't write here is because other social networks are easily integrated with each other and including you know that your post will most likely get favorted or retweeted or rebloged via Tumblr or shared on FB. And when it is shared on FB and someone gives it a like, that person friend can see your post even though you don't have them on your contacts. Including, writing on any of these social networks like Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter have special apps for you to write or read on the go.
4 - Media Attachment - Normally when you wanted to show certain media you would have to paste in that link and then you preview your post on how it would look like, your media link will just have the word "Link" to that specific media.
I've always wondered that it would be a neat feature to clip in a small thumbnail pic or video. Better yet, you control the size but it doesn't beyond a certain size. If you wanted, then you can just click on the embedded link of that video. I think this would be great because it is quick and efficient rather than having to click on the word "Link" get the DA warning telling you that your leaving from DA to that site. Before in the old days, I would say that it is fine but now the times are different and you want things happening instantly.
What's your thought. I'd like to hear from you.