What do you do with journal entries after writing them, is something I’ve wondered a few times recently. The only time I have looked back over posts is when I have typed them up in to Life Journal as a method of backup and then I’ve done it as quickly as possible to capture the information and not to consider the words.
I have decided a good way to encourage me to read my journals is to include extracts on here, so here’s an extract from the first page in my diary from 1989 where I provided details about myself.
The diary of a teenage health freak (II) (well not quite)
Hobbies: writing letters, recieving letters, reading, writing and stamp collecting
What I’ll be when I grow up: a teacher, not married
Worries: being unemployed and doing badly in exams
I remember all the hobbies because most of them are still true, but I don’t have many recollections about that one. Worry about being unemployed when I was still a child, I wonder what had caused that.
I am also wondering whether I should start again using Life Journal to type up my journals so I can make use of the search functionality or whether I should use a service like Lulu to print bound copies. Do any of you have experience of either of them?