Writing stuff down.

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25/07/2013 at 12:13

I write creatively when I have the time.

I kept a diary when I was younger but not now. It got read once without my permission and I think that put me off putting anything down on real paper.

25/07/2013 at 12:19

I don't write things down.

I keep a record of my runs and rides, but just of times and distances.  No other information.

It would be very dull stuff for anyone else, that's for sure!

JvR
25/07/2013 at 12:20

I have a blog but I also use a journal.

I find it a useful way to work through things sometimes.

 

25/07/2013 at 12:30

I think we need to see some extracts, KK.

25/07/2013 at 12:41

I have kept diaries in the past. I tore them up and used them as raw material when I did my degree. I kept some extracts and bound them into a small book along with other stuff that I kept like notes from friends etc.

Had to keep journals when studying, since then I just haven't had the desire much as I've tried.

Have forums to write things down in now, and FB.

I often write long responses that I never post.

Would like to keep another journal, prefer visual diaries but do use words.

 

25/07/2013 at 13:15
kittenkat wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I write creatively when I have the time.

I kept a diary when I was younger but not now. It got read once without my permission and I think that put me off putting anything down on real paper.

Reading through the diary I kept in my teens was hysterical. I was SO dramatic.

I still have mine somewhere - possibly in the loft 

25/07/2013 at 13:21

I have kept a written diary for over 20 years, they are all on a shelf behind me in my study...

I also have my last 15 years worth of training logs ( I use the Nathan one)

and I have several pocket journals that I take when we have been travelling 

25/07/2013 at 13:23

I kept a journal betwee 1998 and 2006. I sometimes think I should start up again becasue it's quite interesting to go back and see how much you've forgotton. When I went to uni I got round the other people reading it thing by writing the whole thing in code. Is sometimes hard to decipher when I'd write after drinking and get the code wrong!

I stopped because the books generally ended up being an out pouring of feelings, as I tended to write stuff when I was annoyed or upset about something. When I read back it made me seem far more miserable that I actually was. Also I tended to write stuff down when I was on my own late at night. When I moved in with my boyfriend I lost that time so gradually stopped writing ever.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
25/07/2013 at 16:46

My dad kept a diary every single day from 1958 until a week before he died in 2009. They are a wonderful thing for us to have inherited and I love reading them. Not full of deep personal stuff, just day-to-day things and significant family events.  And the weather!

Edited: 25/07/2013 at 16:47
25/07/2013 at 18:59

I only write things down in my blog for the benefit of others.  I don't keep a diary as I found it made me focus on the negative things too much.

I find that chatting to friends is a better way of getting things clear in my head.  I guess a lot of that is now done by email or FB so it is written in a sense.

Very very rarely I might write things in a Word document to help me see things in a different light and empty my head.  These documents never get saved as once they have been written they have served their purpose and I know I will never want to look back at them

25/07/2013 at 20:19

So I write this letter That  I'll never send

Just so I remember The beauty of the end

And I write this letter To my long lost friend

So it stays with me forever,The beauty of the end.

Falling never hurts but landing does.

 

 

26/07/2013 at 11:00

SuperCaz wrote (see)

Very very rarely I might write things in a Word document to help me see things in a different light and empty my head.  These documents never get saved as once they have been written they have served their purpose and I know I will never want to look back at them

 

I find that keeping a journal is one of the best ways of personal development. However, like you said above, it is the writing rather than the reading.  I rarely go back and read old entries.

 

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
26/07/2013 at 11:00

I keep a small pocket diary but it's really just a training log, although I do note down things I need to remember, like appointments. I've got a few years worth of training notes and find it helpful to re-read when working on a training plan, I can see what worked in the past and maybe more importantly, what didn't really work for me.


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