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Hello there, I would like to start a discussion. Currently, I've been thinkng about writing online for a journal here on Livejournal and I know this community is centered on written journals and how I normall journal is written down, not typed. But since life's been crazy, I want to type and start a private journal online (Temporary until school is over because I don't think that I can quite give up on paper journaling). I'm just afraid and paranoid about someone finding out or just having so much information out there online, even though it will be private. I don't know, so that is why I am asking for help and starting this discussion.

Also, I've been wondering about fountain pens and I have a few, but I think I am more of a fine point person. My pens are medium nibs and I get frustrated because they don't write the way I want them to and it doesn't help that I am left-handed (I love being left-handed, I just write differently though I suppose. Well, not really. I write how a right-handed person would, but the only difference is just that I write with the opposite hand). I was wondering if there are any suggestions out there. It would be greatly appreciated!

I hope everyone is doing well and is journaling! I'm still keeping the journal up and thanks for voting on my poll. I ended up using the Astronomy journal as my journal and I used it all to document my summer. Now, I am on a new journal and it is from the Rifle Paper Company. It's pretty. When I get a chance, I would love to just upload a picture of it. 

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crookedfingers
Oct. 12th, 2017 02:02 am (UTC)
keeping an online diary
You can always make your online diary friends only/one can lock ones diary and therefore only certain ones can read it. Some like me keep there diary open to the general public. My life is pretty scandal free so I do not worry about losing a job or being thrown out of the country.

When it comes to pens I have been using for several years a Staples OptiFlow. In the past I have used fountain pens and found them messy/ink all over my fingers/ink spills/ink soaking through paper/fading type.

I am sure here in Embodiment you have seen how I keep a diary.

Keep writing no matter what. peace
peteonatree
Nov. 10th, 2017 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: keeping an online diary
I am thinking about doing that again because it would be so much easier for me to just to do that and not worry about trying to write in my paper journal. I am just debating on what to do, honestly. Really, I will figure it out.

I love fountain pens, but like you said, they are messy, but I think I will get one.

And good advice, man. I hope journaling is going good for you
crookedfingers
Nov. 10th, 2017 01:06 am (UTC)
Re: keeping an online diary
I have been keeping a diary since 1968. I have enjoyed over the years writing diary in a diary. I love writing down words.
peteonatree
Nov. 11th, 2017 12:33 am (UTC)
Re: keeping an online diary
That's amazing. I love writing down words and I do like to keep a journal.
savannahjan
Oct. 22nd, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC)
I can understand your nervousness to put your thoughts and feelings online. Luckily, privacy settings can help with that. I think you should do it because journaling is important to you and for the next part of your life, paper isn't convenient. So, type it up! You can always print it later, or transcribe it if you feel you have time. It's a different medium, but it definitely works.

Occasionally, I type a private entry in my Livejournal even now. Sometimes I need those words out, but not recorded in my palate journal.
peteonatree
Nov. 10th, 2017 01:04 am (UTC)
I am just nervous in writing my thoughts and feelings online, because I am just scared that all of that information will be out since I want to be as honest as possible when I write. I don't like the idea of censoring myself. I don't even censor myself on paper. I just write what happens to me. So I'm debating on whether or not to write online, but you have convinced to start writing online again and not worry about things, honestly. Journaling is important to me, like you said and I can type it up and like you said, I can print it up or make a cute book out of all of my entries. I don't know if you ever heard of the website, blurb.com, but you could turn your blog or journal online into a hardcover book. It's really neat. I think probably for 2018, I am going to go into a strict regiment of writing online. I think it would be quite helpful, honestly.

Thanks so much for the feedback. It was very kind.
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