Writing is a fantastic way to discover things about yourself. It’s amazing how things come out of you as you start to write, that you never knew were there. It’s not just healing, but it’s an amazing form of expression and powerful tool for gathering insight.
Aren’t Journals for Men and Diaries for Women?
Many people, men and women alike, have journaled and written in diaries for hundreds of years…it helps us process all that’s going in our lives, and all that’s going on inside our selves. Many famous scholars, artists, theologians, scientists, inventors, politicians, philanthropists, housewives, and anyone wishing to allow hidden treasures within themselves to be revealed, have journaled through time immemorial. Writing in a diary is not just for women, teenagers and the likes of Anne Frank.
What’s the Difference Between an Online Journal, Blog and Diary?
In essence, they’re all the same in that they’re all on the internet; but in practice, each is as different as the person (or people) contributing to them. There is also some distinction between the three, but keep in mind that the terms are often used interchangeably.
A diary is often more personal, where one focuses on their daily thoughts and daily events, and is updated on a daily or regular basis–thus, it’s often referred to as a daily diary.
A journal is also a diary, in a sense, because it records events and thoughts, but often more sporadically, as opposed to daily. Journals can be created for a specific purpose, such as to document one’s travels or weight loss experiences.
The term originates from the phrase “web log”. A blog encompasses a wide range of purposes, from personal to business. Yet thoughts, news, insights, or general updates are posted regularly, and serve each blog’s own specific niche or purpose.
Setting Your Site’s Preferences
Yes, you can keep a diary online, and make it private. You can also make it so that only people you invite can see it. This setting can easily be changed later, should you ever decide to make it public. And vice versa: you can make a public blog site private at any time.
You can also have more than one blog: maybe one for your private thoughts, and one for the public. This is good for when you are journaling in private, and you come up with an interesting or funny thought, and think other people would be amused by it. You know it’s just good to share sometimes–or at least, you know how you feel when you’ve just got to tell someone!
Of course, if you choose to have an online secret diary, you won’t have the public leaving comments. But if your site is public, then you have several options. You can choose to be public, but still not allow comments. You can allow anyone to leave comments, or request that people sign in or register first before they can leave a comment. You can also configure it so that comments are only published after your approval. There are also spam filter plug-ins you can use so your comment section is mostly junk-free.
Journaling Can Be Just For Fun
Many people wishing to start a home business have turned to blogging as an easy way to make money online. Yet you don’t have to start a blog just to make money online. Many people start an online blog in the form of an online journal or diary book just for fun. Maybe starting a business at home is something you’ll consider after you get a site, blog to your heart’s content, and then later decide to make some extra income on the side. You can always add money-making features to your blog at a later date.
Set up is Easy and Quick
You don’t need to be tech savvy or be a professional writer to have an online journal, blog or diary. These days, it is very easy to set up a blog momscashblog.com offers one of the best quick-start online blog tutorials I’ve seen yet. The tutorial here simplifies the process, and isn’t full of a zillion little details that an expert might like to see. If you just want to get a blog up and running quickly, with little hassle, then this tutorial is perfect for you. You can experiment and play with the numerous different ways you can customize a blog later.
Whether you have a goal, or just want to express yourself; or if you would like to focus on a topic, or just follow your stream of consciousness or brainstorm for ideas…keeping a journal or diary online is a great way to have all your writings in one place for safe keeping and easy reference. So get to it ‘write away’ so you can start experiencing the joy of blogging for fun.
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Sera Filson is a writer, professional student, health enthusiast, and proud mother who enjoys reading about body contouring and being a fan of Sono Bello on LinkedIn and Sono Bello on Indeed.com. She currently has two blogs: one is under construction and one is a private diary.