May 19, 2005

So My Girls are Blogging Now

So sorry, but you can't go read what they have to say. They've got private blogs. Please believe me when I say you are glad you can't see the Monkey's blog. Her color choice is, to put it nicely, blinding. All neon colors and they are and I think they at war with each other. May the best color win. So ar she has not written in her blog, and there is a good chance she won't her interest in blogging at this point more mimicry than desire.

The Artist, being older and more subdued, has picked colors that are a bit more harmonious. She is also writing about her daily life, occasionally, something I intend to encourage. I do hope she gets to the point where she wants to let everyone in on the thoughts bumping round in her head, but for now, it is great that she is writng. Of course pen to paper is also good, but there is something freeing, at least for me, about the internet, and perhaps there is for her as well (though she has made several stabs at the old fashioned, key bound, type of diary.)

Which leads me to a question for everyone; how many of you keep a pen and paper journal/diary? A private blog? How many of you have tried to keep a journal or diary but were never dedicated writers until you began to blog?

Posted by Rachel Ann at May 19, 2005 03:36 PM

I keep a paper journal and I blog in several places, some of which are unknown to many and one that is unknown to anyone but me.

Why a paper journal? Well, sometimes just writing is cathartic.

Posted by: Linda at May 19, 2005 07:52 PM

I had kept a pen and paper diary when Rich and I first met, when I was pregnant and then for a while after Lillianna was born and then again when Rich moved out. After that, I didn't keep any type of journal until last year when I started my blog. This is so much neater and I find it is more enjoyable to type.

I hoping Lillianna will start a blog one day soon.

Posted by: RobinP at May 21, 2005 08:11 PM

I've kept a diary since I was 8, but mostly very hit and miss --sometimes months between entries and sometimes 4 entries in a day. Since I've started blogging I've completely stopped the paper-and-pen diary keeping. I'm not sure this is completely a good thing because (since the blog is public) I'm far more circumspect with what I write and exclude many thoughts and topics I normally would be jotting down. On the other hand, getting feedback on my 'diary' entries is not only rewarding and fun but also very often very helpful!

Posted by: katie-yael at May 22, 2005 06:59 AM

I tried to keep a journal and was only successful for a decent period when I was doing my Junior Year in France back in 1989. The blog has been the closest thing to a daily personal writing journal that I've ever had. I think it has something to do with getting comments and making it feel more like a conversation.

Posted by: RP at May 23, 2005 05:22 PM

Nice blog, your love for your children is a beautiful thing. In answer to your question, I journaled (unprompted) around age 11, 16 and when I became pregnant. I've never been very dedicated. Although, mom uncovering suspicious activity in the one I had at 16 may have squandered my free speech. I now feel more compelled to self edit *just in case* - I am loving my blog now as a SAHM.

Posted by: Melissa W at June 3, 2005 02:37 PM
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