DO you have a diary?

Philippines
September 11, 2008 12:16am CST
Diary is where i put and write all that happen to me all day. My friends say it was only for high school people and at our age there are so many things to get busy about. But well writing in my diary is really my habit, i always want to reminice whats happening to me day by day when i dont have anything to do...How about you, do u have a diary?
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@redsponge (557)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
I have one long time ago. But I only write when there is something special happens. Few days ago, when I got upset by some matters and can turn to nobody. I take out a notebook and start to write down my feelings. I feel better after that. It is really a good way to relieve my sadness. But then it is not easy to keep diary from other people. ;p
@greenline (14866)
• Canada
11 Sep 08
Yes, I keep a diary. I like to keep notes of the things I had done and came across in my lifetime. And, also things I need to be reminded of. I have been keeping diaries for many years now, and it is wonderful to read things that I have noted down over the years.
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• United States
11 Sep 08
I've been keeping diarys on and off for probably 6years now. Most of them have been ripped up or burned. I've tried to start keeping them, though, so I can look up and see how I've changed. Most of what I use to write was rather depressing, that's why I trashed them. I'm not very good at keeping up with a diary. I'd rather blog, :P
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• Philippines
11 Sep 08
I kept a diary during high school and all throughout college but when I started working, I just don't seem to have the time nor the patience to maintain one anymore. I maintain a semi-private online blog though, so when I need to release some steam, I just go there and blog away. =) But, for aspiring writers, I believe that keeping a diary really helps with one's writing style. I've been dabbling in writing now and then (only fanfiction, though -- nothing serious) and I'd say that having a diary really helped me in that I learned how to express myself, my emotions, more clearly and I guess that's what really counts in writing, making your readers feel what you feel or what your characters feel through the power of words. And no, I don't think keeping diaries should be limited to high schoolers. Keep writing. =)
11 Sep 08
i tried to keep a diary few years back. but at the end i found that pretty depressing, because when you jot down some unhappy moments or memories, it is painful. and it is even more painful to look back at those memories which you desperately want to forget. so, eventually i quited.
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@indiandevil (2063)
• Sussex, New Brunswick
12 Sep 08
Well, I am a creative writer, and yes I do keep diaries. The reason why is this. "Write what you know." Many people do not understand what this statement means. Though heres the thing, one day I was cleaning out a box full of old stuff, and a found a old diary from my teenaged years. I began flipping through it, and seeing that alot of the enteries centered around one crazy summer with my friends and one guy I was completely crazy about. At the time, I was writing those entries, as my hearts desires, and great things that happened to me in my life at that point in time I claimed I would never forget but I had. As a adult and reading it, it was no longer, a record of my memories. It was a potential novel, a very interesting story that needs telling. Nearly two years later, I am still slowly putting that book together. re examining every small part, I have probably re written every chapter of that book about 20 times and once again am in the edit/rewrite process. Now I record, everything that goes on in my life. Right down to the neighbour down the road did, said, had etc. Because one day I can look at those and see more then just rambles on a page, but another potential story.
@MissyK (52)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I use LiveJournal as my diary and put my posts on private so only I could see them. I would love to keep a physical diary, but I'm always paranoid of someone finding and reading it.