As a lifetime advocate of journaling, I’m more and more inquisitive about individuals’s experiences of private writing within the digital age. We appear to have come from a time wherein maintaining a diary was achieved largely for our personal reflection and self-understanding. We might have added images, sketches, and heartfelt poetry, however these pages have been our private treasure to be shared sparingly, with solely the proper individuals on the proper time. We might have left directions for our private jottings to be stored or destroyed after our demise.
We additionally might have been the surviving inheritor who puzzled what to do with the journals of our deceased cherished one.
Now, between selfies and snaps of this morning’s breakfast, our social networks are jammed with the intimate and never so intimate particulars of on a regular basis life. At present, it appears that evidently our private creations are aimed toward being seen, and hopefully appreciated by others, although, in some instances, they can be a type of warfare between trolls and their victims or makes an attempt at political persuasion. They are often the lies that we reside or need others to reside by.
Are these social media posts seen as an alternative to maintaining a diary, or can we contemplate them one thing fairly totally different? Why can we do them? Is their upkeep a matter of delusion or deliberate intention?
I might like to learn of the experiences that you’re having or have had with private writing, the place you’re with it right now in case you are nonetheless energetic, in addition to about what others of your acquaintance, of any age, might have shared with you. Can we write or dictate? Can we nonetheless take pen and crayons in hand for imaging our on a regular basis expertise, or maybe documenting particular occasions, travels, initiatives, and so forth., from our perspective and our emotions about them trying to be goal observers of our subjective expertise?
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