I have read a couple of journals that discuss various reasons for journal writing.
One that made sense to me is keeping a record for your family, your know...a record of your life for your kids and grandkids and great grandkids some day.
One of the journals had a petition a lot of us signed urging AOL to let us have some sort of backup for our journals.Please go to this link. Petition I signed as did many others. I got to thinking... I don't write much about that type of thing. Things about my childhood and my parents childhood. The type of written history people used to put into diaries and written journal. I think I would have to go private to write that and actually the thought is attractive. Not that I had an interesting life, but it would be great if I would write in it and then one day my son and his son and his daughter.
I would have loved to be able to read a journal written by my grandmother so I could know her better, and my mother for that matter. How she felt about things and what she did she was proud of or that made her happy.
I also was thinking, with cleaning out my MIL's, about the death of family albums. In this new digital age will all the old family albums be a thing of the past? You will have the family CD, I have a few of those. Will there pictures hanging on the walls or a moving photo box powered by a battery or whatever new technology comes out? That way the picture could change all the time. I know they have stuff like that out already. Does it make it impersonal that way?
So just rambling here. Wasting some time, but I am curious. Anyone writing their journals for any of these reasons?
My first reason for starting my journal was to keep myself on track with my diet. Then I decided for me at least, the traditional diet wasn't what I needed. I instead focused on improving my health.
Then somewhere along the line I started writing less about my fluctuating weight issues and more just idle chatter, things that come to my mind at various times. So maybe this will be a way for my family to get to know. Hey..... my mom was pretty boring! LOL. Anyway. Come on, give me your thoughts.
And can you spell it correctly, LOL.