I have been writing a journal/diary for quite a while. I find it helps me work through problems, think things out and I enjoy going back over time and reading what I have gone through, and to re-live important times in my life. Nothing new, as I am sure a lot of you write a private diary.
One thing that I have had a hard time maintaining, is a place to keep it safe and be able to access and write in it wherever I am. There is no purpose to having a journal if I am never at a place where I can access it…And, I don’t like having a hand written journal for the world to see. Well, maybe one day when I write my memoires. lol.
I tried using Dropbox to store a plain text file, but I need to download it when I am on a public computer or someone else’s computer. There are a few iPhone solutions to combine Dropbox text files and editing, but not ideal solutions. If I am downloading my private journal everywhere then it’s not much of a private journal then is it?
With my journal layout, I have my most recent entry at the top. That was familiar to me for some reason? Kind of backwards to the way a book is written… Why? Because we all blog that way! A light bulb went off for me…
Why don’t I just import my journal into WordPress as a private page? So I did. It works great! Anywhere I can access my blog, I have access to my journal! I have WordPress on my iPhone as well so I can access and edit it there too! Essentially, I now take my journal with me everywhere I go…I also love the full page visual editor, so I can type in full screen mode and avoid the clutter.
I am sure that others have already thought of this, but I love when I come up with my own solution, and I thought I would share my small eureka moment with you!
If you do decide to set up your own private journal, just remember to edit your visibility settings under your Publish tab to private, or with password, and not public. That would just be embarrassing…
Now off to continue my memoires…
- Journal Your Way to Stress Relief (everydayhealth.com)
- 5 Quick & Simple Ways To Write Your Life Logs With These Minimalist Online Journals (makeuseof.com)
- LiveJournal Challenges WordPress On iPad (blogherald.com)