I'm not very persistent with journaling, and that's going to change. Here's 5 reasons why:
1. It's a private way to record memories and thoughts.
Have a thought you don't want to blog about? Have a memory you just feel like jotting down? Just want to write about your uneventful day? Do it. Journaling gives you the ultimate freedom. You can even tape in photos.
2. I love having a place to call my own.
I love blogging, don't get me wrong, but journaling is truly my own. I don't have to worry about what people will say or if my entry is professional enough. My notebook, my thoughts, my own place.
3. Journaling does not require WiFi.
Notebooks and pens are portable. An example of this is our upcoming trip to Florida. I more than likely will not bring my laptop because it's my school's, and I don't want anything to happen to it at the airport, etc. Therefore I will probably not be blogging. But I will journal, and I will have my phone, so blog posts will be typed! But that's beside the point. My journal can come, my laptop cannot. And what if there's no WiFi? Forget trying to blog.
4. You have the ultimate freedom to do whatever the heck you want.
It's not a note on your phone or a draft on your blog account, it's a blank page of paper. Make your own fonts, attach your own pics wherever, you can even draw! Who said you have to write all the time? There are many creative ways to make your blank page of paper amazingly cute.
5. What can go wrong?
Your note can accidentally get deleted. Your blog could crash. It's technology, and it's not 100% perfect. Anything could happen to your content. Your journal cannot accidentally delete an entry. Nothing like that. Just be responsible enough not to lose it or tear something like that out.
There you have it! Do you like to journal? Why or why not?
+ Stay tuned for some journaling challenges. :)