Do you still prefer the ussual type of writting (ink & paper)

Pasay, Philippines
April 23, 2012 11:59pm CST
I've been doing this for the longest time with ink and paper. It has been my powerful weapon of choice when expressing my feelings in a day. I tried keeping a blog but not that much since I don't have internet access the whole time and I don't bring a nifty net book. I keep a bulky laptop; to be honest and it is not a user-friendly at all; to tell you honestly. For years I have six (6) notebooks full of my journals, misadventures and lots of information that I have collected intact with me through the years. And sometimes I go back on those pages and check it every now and then. For some other times; I tried checking it for backtracking my improvements in life; if I did attain the dream that I want. And as I'm seeing it; some of those noted have been attained. Do you still keep the usual journal through ink and paper or do you prefer doing it online?
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@Porcospino (18593)
• Denmark
24 Apr 12
I use my laptop a lot and I often write on my computer, but I also have lots of handwritten notebooks. In 1999 I started keeping a diary after a very long break, and at that time I didn't have a computer so I wrote my diary by hand. After that time I just continued to write by hand and today I have 12 or 13 handwritten diaries. I also have other handwritten notebooks for instanse a book where I write my plans, ideas and goals and a notebook where I write my poems. I also used to keep a handwritten dream journal, and I still have my old notebook, but I don't write down my dreams at the moment. In the past I often exchanged handwritten snail mail letters with my friends, but I have given up handwritten letters, and today I always write emails, because it is faster, easier and cheaper.
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• Pasay, Philippines
25 Apr 12
It's really nice to keep journals like that. This is really nice because this is going to be cool when you show it to the next generations. And what's good about it is you'll be able to scan it and post it online at ease when you want to share it to others. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us and hallpy mylotting; fellow writter ^_^-)
@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
24 Apr 12
I know someone just like you, my own sister. She's not a writer or anything like that, but she does keep journals for just about everything in her life. She keeps track on her household expenses, her family's schedules, even her own business. And she does all that manually! At least for the business, I tried to get her to use a laptop or something, but she is way too comfortable doing it her way, meticulously writing down every single transactions.
• Pasay, Philippines
24 Apr 12
Hahaha... Would you imagine that I have those receipts of the restaurants that I've ate for awhile and I'm keeping them if there is something memorable happened in this place.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
24 Apr 12
She asks for receipt of every single expense no matter if it's in cents... It's not for any sentimental values at all; but it's for her record keeping. Once she writes every single details down on her journal, she'll toss receipts away into the bin. She is so into details to the point that it becomes strange to me sometimes...
• Pasay, Philippines
24 Apr 12
Yeah.. And also when the event's production team and I goes out for our monthly team lunch, we usually put our in-house jokes of the day in the receipts and our goals as it will triggers us more to work hard and to check our areas for improvement. In that way; we are reminded that everything we do really counts for the team's aspirations. And we all laugh about it whenever we post it in our team board and scrapbooks. We find it crazy but motivating!
• United States
26 Apr 12
I think I also prefer writing by hand. I don't mind writing on the computer, but I love to write in journals and notebooks so much more. I really love filling them up. I keep a diary, a dream journal, and an assortment of other notebooks in which I record random writings. The computer is just too cold and impersonal to me, though it doesn't give me writer's cramp like the pen and paper do.
• Pasay, Philippines
26 Apr 12
Hahaha; Sometimes it doesn't give you that "personalized" touch. Ever wonder why in this technological era; letters may not exist as much but we find it more romantic if received. Same thing with drawings. Photoshops are available but we find it cool with pen and paper drawn to it. Everything that has given a effort for this is really nice. Adjacent personalized approach and such are also being considered when you do the jotting. This what makes writting a form of art as well.
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• United States
27 Apr 12
There's just something about seeing something made by hand that's just so much more special. I actually don't even like store-bought card... I call them 'heartless cards' and hardly ever save them unless they have personal notes in them. I just don't feel close to my computer the way I love my journals. And a written letter is sooo much more romantic than a typed letter! It is very much an art form.
• Philippines
26 Apr 12
I keep a gratitude journal where I log all the things I'm grateful for in a day. I try as much as possible to make it family-friendly so when my parents starts looking at it, there are not much personal information they can find in it. So that's the only thing where I use pen and paper. For more personal purposes like what really happened to me everyday, and experiences, I just record it online. I keep it somewhere online protected with a password so it's really like a secret diary.
• Pasay, Philippines
26 Apr 12
I even keep receipts for those experiences. I'm keeping it also along with the bed experiences. there is a certain column in my journal which has this "Achievement Month" and this keeps tracks on those things that I should be thankful of. And of course it will be better to gain more of those achievements then traching the gratitude of it. At some times, when I drop by Coffee Bean or Starbucks; I put notes on it and share what's going on my mind in that place so far. Like nature trips; I also keep track about my thoughts along my photos of that place. I want to have a better camera to take better photos next time but of course; I'm still thankful of what I have so far and make the most of it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and hope we will inspire more mylotters in keeping track of their happiest experiences.
• Philippines
27 Apr 12
Waaah. What do you mean bed experiences? Hahaha. You hah.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
24 Apr 12
Actually, I prefer using my computer. I find it a whole lot faster than handwriting and sometimes a lot easier to read. I used to write blogs about once a month but haven't done any lately. I do like to write things, such as my bucket list, in a nice lined hardcover journal or notebook. I guess when it comes right down to it, it really depends on what I am writing as to which method I prefer.
• Pasay, Philippines
24 Apr 12
Yeah; which method will suits yoy, that's definitely fine. I kinda agree about the saving type of data part. It allows you to share it easily online though. Technology works wonders and this era; it does counts since we're dealing with a fast paced of life by now. Like this one; enjoy mylotting and please continue sharing your thoughts with us online!
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
24 Apr 12
Thanks, I will!
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
26 Apr 12
I have started writing journals many times on paper but i always fail to update them and if i ever i wanted to write something, i'm too afraid someone would be able to read them. that would be really embarrassing. that is why i prefer posting online where it would be private. i don't usually have problems with my internet connection. though i don't like taking my laptop with me everywhere, i'm alright with posting every night when i have free time.
• Pasay, Philippines
26 Apr 12
You shouldn't be afraid of having others read your thoughts as this is the best way to let them know who you are when they're not around anyone. Usually; my friends and classmates are checkin my room every now and then for those friendly visits or sleepovers. What's normal is when they check my room; they're also checking for those hidden journals aside from the my novels displayed on my room. I'm not ashamed in letting them view those journals (you know; even the crush's entries ^_^-) because it is letting them also know subconsciously that your should be open for everyone when it comes to your thoughts and emotions and put it in a proper way of letting them out. Hope it helps you also and builds you confidence in sharing thoughts and letting it out here also in mylot ^_^-)
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
25 Apr 12
I have a close friend that shares the same interest with me -- writing on a journal. We seldom see each other -- only two to three times a year. When we meet, we exchange journals. :) We have more than a dozen journals that we keep. It is like updating each others lives. We feel connected then after reading. As of now, we both had stopped for some reasons.
• Pasay, Philippines
26 Apr 12
You remind me and your friend of our writting club in the neighborhood. We even have this particular day of the month sharing what's on our minds on what we are writting so far. And as for me; I'm really glad that we have this fast technology in which allows to branch out on other persons online which has the same interest; even outside of the country. Hope that writing enthusiasts grow more about this and happy mylotting more about it! ^__^-)
• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Apr 12
I love writing. I love doing it on paper, I write my thoughts all the time actually. Its a release for me and it helps. I do still have notebooks from when I was younger. I like reading them now. Its amazing to see how much my thought process has changed. Its hard to remember certain things from years ago unless you have it all written down. I also love going to a peaceful place and writing poetry. =)
• Pasay, Philippines
26 Apr 12
Too bad; I'm a frustrated poet who can't construct good rhymes. ^_^-) Good thing you've got the skills and drive to do so. I can't make a good poem to be honest. I'm more on freestyle writting for short stories, fanfictions and novels. I can't even make a song -__-") Hahhaha.. keep it up and happy mylotting about that you love to do~!!!
@Chron976 (18)
25 Apr 12
:-) I write for a living (with a proof-reader of course, lol) and I still use ink and paper. When I started years ago I wasn't even able to sit in front of a computer. I have trained myself over time to do so but I still go to the beach or to a park next door with ink and paper as it gives me a lot more freedom, flexiblity and inspiration. If I get stuck, I print out some research that I have done on a subject and get ink and paper and go to one of my favourite places. Then I read the research article/s and make notes (or sometimes even write a whole article before I get back home in front of the computer to type it. If it is a difficult theme, I print the article/s out and go back to my favourite place to make more notes on paper or even to rewrite the whole article before I send it to my proof-reader). I do have to say that I do personal research on subjects and personal development and keep the hand written notes and journals (and I have collected boxes of them -even a storage container-over the years) while I prefer to store 'work' (research and articles) on the computer and back-up drives after I destroyed the handwritten notes etc as these don't seem to be to important to me... I have a few friends who have written/write books for a living and they all use ink and paper before they sit down to type it... Another thing that I have noticed-and you maybe too-is that when use handwriting we can detect our emotions as the writing seems to change (which has given me great 'sign posts' in the past when doing self developing courses). And again, the best inspiration is still to take ink and paper and to go outside and to find peace and relaxation to let the inspiration flow in a favorite spot. Unless you have found your favorite place behind your laptop, PC or typewriter while over looking a mountain area, lake or another secluded place...:-) And every now and then I go randomly through my old personal journals as they can give fantastic evidence of the development that has been done or clues where I still have to do some work on...
• Pasay, Philippines
26 Apr 12
Emotions can run through pen and paper. And checking the weight of the penmanship really does counts. It's nice to know that you're enjoying your personal time with pen and paper. Not to mention it also helps you in your proofreading job. I really want to be proof-reader someday; I just don't know what to do or how it works for a proof-reader's job. It is also great to use laptops in the mountains and remote reas but what if there's no source of electricity? Pen and paper helps a lot. Really nice ^_^-) I really appreciate your thoughts about the essence of using pen and paper. We will look forward to check more of your thoughts about writting and how to use the skill properly and such. Keep me posted also on your insights about it. Thanks and happy mylotting!
• United States
24 Apr 12
i love writing!!! i dont like to type everything because it takes me soooo long to get everything done. i have written 7 books starting when i was 13 and i do it all in these big notebooks. it gives me the chance to take my time and it improves my handwriting. i love to write everything down because i can just whip out my pen and notebook where ever i am and take notes. i dont have to find a computer, log on, pull everything up, and all that crazy stuff. i have filled almost 16 notebooks with my journaling, books, poems, and a bunch of other stuff. i carry some of them around with me and people at svchool think im crazy :) its a lot of fun and i will always prefer writing to all the tech stuff that confuses me. PEN AND PAPER BABY!!!!! rock on! i love to write :) even when my spelling is really bad. :0
• Philippines
24 Apr 12
I keep all of my notes here on notepads. But it's sometimes better to bring your own pen and paper and jut it down for yourself. Hard copy is better than soft copy because you can bring the hard copy anywhere you go.
• Philippines
27 Apr 12
Definately. I always am more articulate and more creative when I write on pen and paper. I like writing online too but sometimes, I over - work my eyes and I don't want to worsen my eye condition just yet. I still have my own collection of notebooks because you never really know when inspiration hits. Besides, a notebook doesn't rewrite an internet connection and an electric supply to express your thoughts.