Blogging and Journaling are two of my favorite things to occupy my time, and while they are similar in many ways, they are also vastly different.
My blog is directed outwards. It contains thoughts, experiences, and ideas that I want to share with the world. Not everything is sensible or serious, but life is like that. We all need to share with each other from time to time, or we’ll all go crazy.
I treasure the online friends who read and enjoy my blog. Interacting with them is a joy. It reinforces the desire to keep blogging and expands the areas I’m willing to share with others.
Journaling is directed inwards. My journal is, and will remain, intensely private. My journal is where I expound on my inner thoughts, hopes, dreams, and fears. I maintain my journal to keep a record of my growth as a person. I often start with stating a fear or obstacle that I want to overcome. I can be honest with myself when I write in my journal. Then, I plan out a way to deal with that obstacle, and finally, I write down what happens as I proceed along my planned path.
I never share my journal with anyone. It is my own private sanctuary from the outside world, and I prefer it that way.