to journal or not

Thursday, May 19, 2011
The past few weeks I haven't been blogging near enough. I like to post at least twice a week but it's been only once and I've been doing a lot of stuff. I haven't been just sitting at home watching reruns of Sex and the City. (Although that still sounds fun.)

A little known fact is that I've been writing this blog for almost four years. It will be four years in July 7. I was looking back through old posts and laughing to myself because I didn't know what the hell I was doing when I first started this thing. (No need to look back, it's not too pretty.) My friends and family didn't understand it and then others still share how "they don't have time for something like that" when I share I'm a blogger.

Through this little domain, I've met some fantastic people all over the US and in Cleveland who I never would have met otherwise. The funny thing is a lot of us are more alike then we know and even have similar careers whether it's in marketing, advertising or public relations.

Having a blog always felt somewhat natural to me. Maybe because I had a pen pal (yes, seriously I did) when I was kid and have always wrote down my thoughts in some way. Way back when it was in a stylish diary complete with a key so my mom couldn't get into it.

something like this without all the butterflies


I then graduated to adult journals because having something with a key and looking like it was taken out of the Babysitter's Club didn't seem so appropriate anymore, you know?

Something like this fleur-de-lis one





Or this one that screams "I'll never get lost"



Do you keep a journal or use your blog to blast out your thoughts?

6 comments:

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I haven't written in my journal in so, so long. I used to go through one every six months, but now I've had the same one for SIX YEARS, still unable to make it to the finish line...

Sarah said...

I have both - my blog is for recording daily adventures, getting web design clients and connecting with other bloggers - and my paper journal is for more personal thoughts and working through bad days and emotions. I try to post every day on my blog and write every night in my journal.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

you're my original blog BFF, fyi.

you had me at sex in the city, bleeping, girl blind dates and blogging.

xo

Fizzgig said...

My journal is my life. I fear the day I die, and someone gets hold of those things, and finds out all the times i thought they were douchebags. But i love nothing more than breaking them out after a heartbreak fades, and wondering, ok who the hell was THAT girl???

Blogging is a place I reveal a bit, but my journals definatly show it all.

when i was like 10 my mom read my journal, and called the cops on me because i said i wanted to kill her. who never said that as a pre teen? she took my phone away, of course i hated her!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

My blog is a little like my journal, but it's upset people I know so I had to make some changes. I used to write in journals too!

Lil' Woman said...

I haven't had a journal in the longest time...but loved it when I was younger.

My blog is pretty much for my journaling now...tho I don't feel like I do that enough either,