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Jan. 31st, 2002

Hi, folks. You know, one thing worries me about this LJ business. Ever since I stated keeping one, I've stopped writing in my private, hardcopy journal. I think this is a bad thing. I've kept a journal off and on for about 18 years, and I think it's been good therapy. People have pointed out to me that I could do "private" entries that cannot even be read by people on my friends list. But, frankly, I'm not comfortable with putting my deepest thoughts and secrets online, even if they are extremely well protected.

So I think I need to think of a way to inspire myself to do more paper journaling, too. Maybe a beautiful blank book and lots of colored pens would inspire me?

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poesleeve
Jan. 31st, 2002 06:41 pm (UTC)
In my experience ...
... first thing in the morning is the way to go. It gives critic brain a chance to vent and allows artist brain some breathing room. This works best for me, but I know others who do as Eva suggested and journal as they close up shop for the night, as it were ...

A beautiful new blank book is definitely a thing of beauty and temptation for the writing psyche! I say go for it!
ashbet
Feb. 1st, 2002 11:15 am (UTC)
Re: In my experience ...
Keeping a dream book/journal with some pens on the bedside table is, for me, the best way to motivate me to write down dreams and random thoughts . . . also, carrying one around with me helps (I actually wind up writing snatches of things down in the blank notebook pages in my DayTimer knockoff datebook thingy, and copying them into a journal later).

-- Andi

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