Do You Journal?


Last summer I tried to pick up journalling again.

It’s something I’ve done since childhood, but after I started blogging in 2005, I put more of my thoughts here than in a private little book.

Journalling allows me to be more raw; I can let the crazy out and not worry about lasting implications on the internet.

But even in that freedom, I still feel stuck.

Which brings me to you.

Do you journal? With paper and pen or an online app? Do you freeform your thoughts or follow a structure?

If you care to share, I’d love to hear from you.

4 thoughts on “Do You Journal?”

  1. I do journal. I also love being able to let the crazy out without fearing the implications of the internet and the judgments of internet users… Usually I just let my thoughts fall through the pen freeform. I find I can uncover my most honest thoughts if I don’t try to structure my journal writing.

  2. Hmmm, I do journal pretty much every day. I usually record the date, bible passage I read and then either some thought out the passage or, if I have not thought, some ramble about whatever is stressing me and I turn it into a prayer after i get it off my chest. Many times my journal entries have then turned into blog posts. Sometimes mid journaling I will go get my computer! When I am working out a thought I type way faster than I write.

  3. Sylvia, I like to do that, too. I guess I’m just feeling dark and twisty lately, which makes for a scary journal!

    Melanie, reflecting on something I read is a good idea.

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