Do you keep a diary or have you ever kept one....

@trisha27 (3498)
United States
October 31, 2010 8:51pm CST
Do you now still keep a diary or have you just started keeping a diary. Have you ever kept a diary when you were younger. Before when I was little, I always kept a diary. It was like my best friend. I would always write in it my thoughts and how I felt about certain things that were going on in my life. When I grew up and moved out on my own, I still kind of kept a diary for a little bit longer. I wanted to keep record of what was going on in my life. I love writing, is why I liked writing in a diary. But now to this day, I no longer keep a diary. I think that I no longer have the time to write down my thoughts in my diary, so I've basically stopped. What about you, have you ever kept a diary or are you still keeping a diary to this day.
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@lady1993 (18607)
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
I kept 3 diaries, or was it four..for school [I was kind of forced to ] They were for homeroom, science etc.. The one I enjoyed writing was for homeroom because our teacher really read it and even gave advice ans stuff.. which was really helpful to my life
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
5 Nov 10
Aw, I think, at some point everyone was forced to keep a journal, for school and stuff. But I wish I had a teacher that would given advice once reading ours. Mostly they just kept quiet and put a grade on it.
@lady1993 (18607)
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
That teacher was the best I've had..even all of my classmates agree.. She was really like our second mother and she really cared for all of us. That's why we always greet her when it's her birthday, and we'll never forget her.
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
i have lots. i burn the first one. it was all about my first boyfriend in there. hahaha.. i have 2 journals.. and lots of notes everywhere in my lock. i just write whatever i have in my head that i don' wanna share with others. like once a year, i read them and it's nice knowing myself again..
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
5 Nov 10
It is nice to go back and read what you have written in there from like a year ago. I used to do that until I lost them all. From being shuffled around and moving and stuff.
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
Yes, in my younger years I used to keep a diary. It has been my confidante and my stress-reliever. If it could talk back, it probably would have yelled me to stop emoting. Anyway, it had known the joys and sorrows in my life till the termites ate it up with no mercy. Not a single page was spared. Now that IT has conquered the world, I instead blog, a way of keeping my sanity intact and honing my writing skill as well.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
5 Nov 10
Blogging seems like the in thing now. Wouldn't it be nice if your diary would talk back to you. That is something I wished too. But then it probably wouldn't keep quiet while you told it your problems.
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
4 Nov 10
As far as I can remember..I 've never kept one. Even when I was little..I'm not really fond of writing about myself and experiences when I know that other people may easily read it. But I think it's good to keep one.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
5 Nov 10
It is good to keep a diary. But it is so true, when I have kept a journal, it always was found by someone and read.
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
3 Nov 10
I can't say that I keep a diary or have kept one in the past, but I do keep a conception book. This is where I write down my ideas for T-shirt designs, paintings, things to write about, blogs to build, photos to take, and so on. Believe me I have so many projects to work on that I do not have enough hours in a day.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
5 Nov 10
That's completely understandable, if you have no time to write a journal. I never have any time in the day to keep a journal either.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
2 Nov 10
I used to, until my ex-fiance's younger sister (she was 14-16 at the time) found it among some belongings that my ex was hanging on to while I was in the process of moving out. The diaries were from when I was 12 to 18 years old and she published them online. Then, using my ex's work and personal email addresses, sent the URL out to everyone she could send it to. I wasn't aware of it until several years later... No one was kind enough to tell me.... so I no longer keep a written or typed documentation of anything so personal.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
5 Nov 10
Oh wow, that was messed up that she had all your personal information published without your knowledge. Now I can understand why you would not want to ever write or type out anything personal any more. That would keep me from doing something like that.
• United States
2 Nov 10
I kept a diary a long time ago, but I'm not good at remembering to write down stuff like a diary so I stopped.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
2 Nov 10
I know what you mean. It is very hard to remember to keep a diary.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Nope. I had one as a child and my brother decided to take it around and read it to all the kids in school since then I've never kept one. I think a journal of life's events is a better option. Something that you'd keep of like moves, births, deaths, marriages, things like that. Kind of a family history. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Omg how embarrassing. I'm sure you were embarrassed when you found out that he took your diary and read it around school. That is true that it is good to keep a diary or journal about births deaths and marriages and so on. Not a bad idea.
@rinfour (250)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
I never had a "diary" but I do have a personal blog. My sister used to keep a diary but our brother and mother would always read it so it led to a LOT of embarrassing situations for her. It is because of that that I never kept a personal diary...only one that was required from our school. But it usually contained impersonal stuff like what I ate for the day and school stuff. LOL
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
That's a good reason for not keeping a diary. My mom always found my diary too and read it. It did cause a lot of embarrassment and I always got in trouble for a few things that were written in there.
@ellyza (29)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
when i was in my younger years i do and keep record of my special happening for each day. but not now. when I visit my parent's home I do read it. And it's really makes me laugh. remembering those moments of joy, tears, failure and success of that early years of my life.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Aw, so you still have the diary from when you wrote in it from a long time ago? I so wish that I had my diary. I think all my diaries have been lost or thrown away. My mom always took my diaries when I was younger and read them never returned them. So now I have nothing to go back and read what I wrote when I was younger oh well.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I don't keep a diary right now. i used to keep one as a teenager. here is where i expressed all of my private thoughts. They were my secrets to keep.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Diaries are good for keeping all your private thoughts. That's good. Why don't you keep a diary now? You never have the time for it now? I know that is my reason why I no longer keep a diary.
• United States
1 Nov 10
When I was younger I used to keep a diary. When I got home from school my diary would be the place I could go to vent and put all my feeling in. The thing I love about a diary it can't judge you for what you say it just listens to every word you write down. It's so true like you said your diary is always your best friend. I used to keep a diary when I grew up for a little while, but I don't anymore. I really think I should start again maybe it will help out with everything thats going on now in my life. Good disscuion.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Aw yeah, diaries are like a best friend. I think too maybe you should keep another diary it'll help out with a lot of things you know and help you put all your frustrations down (you know what I'm talking about ) but yeah it'll help you alot.
• Mauritius
1 Nov 10
I kept a diary when I was younger.. I kept a diary when i was married but after my ex-husband read my diary, i was completely devastated and stopped writing.. now that i live at my mum's again, i started writing and i love it. Sometimes when i am down and there's no one i want to talk to, i just take my diary and write as if it was my best friend!
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
It is devastating when someone reads your diary. Its like an invasion of privacy. It is always good to write about things when you are feeling down. Keep it up.
• Australia
1 Nov 10
A while a go I used to keep a Dream Diary,but I got lazy and my messy/forgetful personality made me lose the diary. I have had other diaries,but I always end up forgetting about them and/or losing them. Now I just keep a record of books I haven't read in one of my old diaries.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Ooh, dream diaries. I used to keep those as well. I know what you mean though by starting off in a diary and then just never keep up with it or lose them. That is all me definitely, I never keep up with it and then it is lost in the pile of other things that I have.
@gahoi1785 (121)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
hi trisha, it was when I'm in elementary grade that our teaches asked us to put up a diary but other than that. i never opt to have a diary. :-) happy mylotting.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I remember keeping a diary as well while in elementary as well. The teachers asked us to keep one. Ever since then, I enjoyed keeping it and always had one until now, which I never had any time for it.
@Voices (153)
• Singapore
1 Nov 10
Last time, it is a popular thing to own a diary. HAHA, and i owned one too. I feel that it's kind of tiring to keep on writing diary everyday. Soon, i became sort of lazy ... XD and now, I don't know where's the diary... XD
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I've actually lost my diaries as well. Now I'm like what is the point of keeping one when you don't write in it any longer and may lose it. Yeah before keeping a diary was so popular then and now, its not as popular in having a diary, but a blog.
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
Yes, i did it once. But it was accidentally read by one of my niece and keep on teasing me for something she probably read in it. I decided not to have one since then, my fear is what if she had read all my grudge feelings with someone or whoever? It might caused something in her thinking which I don't want to happen. So now, much more I want to have one, I really avoid it.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Aw yeah, when keeping a journal something a must you should keep it safely hidden somewhere, so no one reads it. When I was younger and kept a journal, my mom always found my diary and read it. It is such an invasion of privacy when people read things that we don't want to be read.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
1 Nov 10
Dear friend, I used to keep long back, but later due to discontinuity in writing I stopped. But I do try to keep my accounts, just those large amounts I had utilised. The time is mostly lacking to write in my daily activities in a diary.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Yeah, it can be hard to keep a journal when you have other obligations that you have to do and it kind of interferes with journal writing.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
1 Nov 10
I used to keep one as a child, because most girls in my class did, but I never really got the point. So I do not keep one now, and I don't think I will in the future either.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I think that was the reason why I started keeping a journal as well, other then writing. But now that I have gotten older I never seem to have the time for it any more.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
For me I don't even one of that kind of thing because I don't want to know the heart feeling's in my life.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
1 Nov 10
Keeping a diary is something that is fun to do. But everyone has they're own opinions. Thanks for responding though.