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Post by Reuben 92 » 28 Aug 2017, 06:36

I keep one on and off - I find writing things down really helps me to process them. It can feel like a chore though, so I only do it when I feel it is beneficial.
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Post by Shelle » 28 Aug 2017, 17:20

lrbfilm wrote:I always try but am never successful at it. I write often, but whenever I get a nice journal or try to be formal about it I over analyse what I am trying to write and never complete it.
Me too! I definitely overthink it and worry too much about it being "right."
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 00:50

Shreyoshi Sen wrote:I keep a diary. But that diary contains stories instead of daily experiences. I know its weird but I keep my personal stuffs in the form of stories and poems.
wow I am really impressed . That is a very nice idea to keep your personal stuff that way . I will try doing it that way
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 29 Aug 2017, 11:04

I kept a diary when I was in high school. I was updating it every day but I stopped having one when I reached college because of a busy schedule.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 17:18

IanYanny wrote:I tried once. I couldn't write on it everyday so I decided to just write any important(may it be good or bad) events in my life instead.
That's interesting . I should do that
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Post by ReadingRebecca » 29 Aug 2017, 17:43

I've heard the difference is a diary is written in every day and a journal only sporadically. If that's the true definition, then I am a journaler.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 17:48

ReadingRebecca wrote:I've heard the difference is a diary is written in every day and a journal only sporadically. If that's the true definition, then I am a journaler.
Being honest, ai didn't know the difference . But well I tried keeping diary
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Post by Excitedreads » 29 Aug 2017, 17:55

I kept a diary once... but my little sisters made a day out of finding it and reading it. Not that I minded, but since ghen I've started keeping a journal instead, which for some reason has become an account of money I've spent and goals I wish to accomplish. However It hasn't been an everyday affair..
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 18:04

Excitedreads wrote:I kept a diary once... but my little sisters made a day out of finding it and reading it. Not that I minded, but since ghen I've started keeping a journal instead, which for some reason has become an account of money I've spent and goals I wish to accomplish. However It hasn't been an everyday affair..
sisters always do such things. when I kept diary, I used to keep it safe from my sister
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 30 Aug 2017, 03:10

I use the 750 words website, which is a good way to record impressions and thrash things out regularly. I haven't had time to write recently ... hopefully when school starts again.

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Post by Amagine » 30 Aug 2017, 05:03

I think I'm going to try what a lot of people are talking about and have an online journal or maybe even a blog.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 30 Aug 2017, 05:44

Yes you should try doing that
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 30 Aug 2017, 09:19

Keeping a diary or a journal is helpful in venting our emotional highs and lows.
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Post by Miriamsam » 30 Aug 2017, 11:24

My dad always gave me a diary as a bonus birthday present since I was young. I write creative stories in it though not real life experiences
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 30 Aug 2017, 18:51

Some of our great heroes kept diaries in them. This is how we got to know them better. Dairy plays an important role in the lives of the keepers.
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