Do you keep a diary?

Philippines
May 5, 2009 8:13pm CST
I love to write. I used to have a diary when I was in high school and some time in college. I used to write a lot about different things - my old and new friends or classmates, events in school, occasions like my birthday, parties that I've attended, people that I met, boys that I had a crush on, boys who I thought and heard had crush on me, competitions that I've joined, problems at home, et cetera. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of free time to write that much anymore. So instead, I just jot down notes about certain events or occasions or specific things that happened that day or important things that I have to do on my calendar and journal. It's still somewhat the same as a diary - only more condensed. How about you?
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19 responses
• United States
6 May 09
Most people tend to have a blog now, free, and it can be public or private, which is kind of like a diary
• United States
6 May 09
Hello, I totally agree with you, I also think that is some of the reason, why I stopped writting in mine.
@funkykid (441)
• India
5 Feb 11
I used to have a diary, but put it aside after I got bored with it. After about 6 years I started writing another one, but it didn't last long. Now I just randomly write down my feelings on random pieces of paper whenever I feel like it. Diaries can be too dangerous to keep, depending on what you write in them...
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
12 May 09
I used to love writing what happened to my day and always thought that it would be cool to read it in the future when I'm old and feeling nostalgic :P I generally lost interest to writing that much and focused on updating a site where I post interesting things I come across with and putting in the details that most people will find interesting. I became addicted to getting readers rather than to actual writing LOL And besides, I no longer want to keep records of whatever embarrassing thing happened to me in the past and I prefer to plan for the things that I am yet to do for the future - trips, must do's etc. :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@RedDiary (138)
• United States
6 May 09
i threw mine away.. others might read it haha
• India
6 May 09
I would really love to have one but do not have the time to write it!
• United States
6 May 09
Hello, I used to have a diary, but it seemed as though every time I started a diary i could never finish writting in it, so I started to use other ways to express my self, candle designing, blogging, poetry, etc.
• India
6 May 09
ya i do have a diary n i alsoo just luvv to write n n interesting thing is dis ki wenever i feel sad i try to cheer up mah mood by reading some happening moments of mah lyf by luking into it... itzz mahh frnd wid whom i can share mah feelings damn easily yaar
• United States
6 May 09
I used to write in one when I was younger, now like you I don't have as much free time. However I do keep a notebook by my bed and if I hear a quote or saying that I like I write it in there. I also have written down things that my boys have said or done that I thought were cute or funny,this way I can look back and laugh at the funny things they have done.
@Iram786 (498)
6 May 09
I have one too. It's a great way to express your feelings and it's fun looking back at what you've done. But I've been really busy the past year so instead I started my own private blog which only I could see and I've made it into a kind of diary. It's a lot easier and faster that way.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
6 May 09
Never been into keeping a diary. But for years and years now I have done kind of what you describe doing now. I refer to it as a journal. I buy a new one each year, keep it with me like it is my calendar and write notes about EVERYthing that happens all year. You can find anything from a good recipe idea shared by a friend, to rant sessions where I just needed to get something off my mind.(and tons & tons of book recommendations). I love these journals that I now have to look back over my life. I even sketch and doodle in mine. It's just a book a fun when I am finished with it!
@bxfcat (45)
• China
6 May 09
I write diary sometimes in my computer but not everyday. I consider writing diary as a method to change mood so I do it when I feel sad, disappointed or angry. I do not want to share these kind of mood to my friends so I write them down and when I close my diary, it is like to lock all the unhappy things up. In this way, I adjust my emotion to make me keep optimism and good mood everyday.
• Singapore
6 May 09
Does internet blogging consider a diary too? I don't keep a physical book to record my diary because I tend to forget lost things easily. I've a blog that I use to voice out my complains, of course, if it is something private that I don't wish others to know, I will privatise that particular entry. xD
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
6 May 09
I used to do it when I was in college. I was having a really hard time with a writing course I was taking. I would do OK once I managed to START an assignment, but I had the hardest time knowing where to start. My teacher advised me to get a notebook and start keeping a journal. She told me to write something it in every day, and not to worry about what I wrote about or how it sounded, but just to write whatever I was thinking at the time. I started doing this every night, and it really helped me with my class. I ended up making an "A" in the class. I don't keep a journal any more, however. I have no problems starting a writing project these days. I have a harder time finding things that I really want to write about than I have with actually doing the writing. I have actually thought about keeping a journal again. Keeping a journal actually seemed to help me organize my thoughts and think things through. I guess this is why some of the most successful people in history have kept diaries. I would have to try to find the time to write in it, but perhaps it is something I should consider doing again. I usually try to spend the time I have to write doing things here at mylot, because I am being paid for the stuff I post here, but thing are a little slow here at times. I have a blog, but I never can remember to post to it. LOL
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
6 May 09
I never kept a diary - it would be - go to work (or school) come home, watch tv now, get on computer... I guess I'm just not a deep thought gal
@samafayla33 (1857)
• United States
6 May 09
i usually keep one, i write down my prayers in journals, i also love drawing, keeping mementos and other little things, sometimes i keep them in a shoebook on my shelf. I have about maybe 8 journals that i've written in over the past three years. It's natural and the written word is very powerful! :)
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
6 May 09
Yes I have always kept a diary every since I was a little girl and still do til this day.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
6 May 09
Oh yeah , I used to write down so many things each and every day during my school days. That's a lot of fun ! Well, those were the days ! But now, just like you, I get so busy each day, and so many things keeping the day busy, I could only jot down a few worthy things very briefly just to remind myself of things to do in the next days !
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
6 May 09
I used to keep a diary, when I was in my early teens, but I stopped after a while. I think that it's mainly due to the fact that I lost interest. This is the only reason that I could think of, which would explain why I stopped writing in a diary, and such. It's certainly not that I don't enjoy writing, as I've kept writing stories, articles, and such.
@figjam00 (1450)
• India
6 May 09
I also used to write diaries but not much. I think writing one's diary is a great thing because by that we can record the moments of our lives and then after sometime we can recall it. But now a days I am too busy for writing but still I would try after this post :)