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kaa
kaa
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andrumatt
andrumatt

@kaa could you go into more detail on how a blog differs from a private journal? I journal every day and return to past entries often, so what do I gain for myself alone by publishing some of them online?

kaa
kaa

@andrumatt there is an element about publishing online that writing in your own journal just doesn’t translate over. But I imagine that it’s to do with your target audience - mainly yourself in the future. You want to write something that they might enjoy. In my journal I am working through things. Troubles, anxieties and difficulties. I wouldn’t post any of that stuff online because it’s a brain cleansing exercises or a reflection exercise. The site is for ‘Hey, this is cool. Or this happened. Or I’ve been spending time doing this and it’s changed my views on something’ e

smokey
smokey

@kaa Well-said, Khaled 👍 (I think these ideas have been floating around a lot lately, but it’s really nice to see them in a complete post.)

kaa
kaa

@smokey yup agreed, i just wanted something i could reference when i saw someone struggling and may have just needed a small bit of help getting it straight in their heads.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@kaa Thank you for this. I think that you clarified for me why I keep a blog...and I also explore that line at times where my blog ends and my journal begins.

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poetalegre
poetalegre

@kaa Thank you for your insight. I recently realized that if I get in the habit of sharing my voice, I might actually improve my writing skills. It also provides a satisfaction of doing something productive.

kaa
kaa

@poetalegre awesome! glad to hear it. Remember to keep it micro, habit is much more likely to stick that way.