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On keeping a Diary

Continuing with yesterdays topic about journaling and diaries, Maria Popova on the creative benefits of keeping a diary 

We are creatures of remarkable moodiness and mental turbulence, and what we think we believe at any given moment — those capital-T Truths we arrive at about ourselves and the world — can be profoundly different from our beliefs a decade, a year, and sometimes even a day later.

The benefits to keeping a diary is numerous to say the very least. That said, the entire article is a very nice read about how diaries have helped authors shape themselves and their writing. Don’t forget to read the article.

A Reflection on One Year of Daily Journaling – The Newsprint

A Reflection on One Year of Daily Journaling – The Newsprint:

I have been journaling for some time now using Dayone (around 2 years now), and use to keep a physical diary during school and college days. The feeling of putting pen to a paper and writing was just so delightful. The constant experimentation to find the right nib(tip) to suit my handwriting, the fresh smell of paper etc are somethings I have come to miss over the past few months.

Josh Ginter in his very elaborate piece about his journaling workflow has just urged me to get back to pen and paper. The post is very lucid and elegant, the pictures subtly create a desire to immediately go try out journaling on paper. Do read the article, and try out journaling if you have never tried.

(Via thenewsprint.co)

” Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure is unsure, and this means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking.” ― Jarod Kintz