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Top 7 Free Online Diary Websites
Top 7 Free Websites to Keep Diary Online
Online diary is the great way to express yourself and share your thoughts with twin souls. Besides, by keeping a personal online journal you train writing skills a lot. Learn what are the best online services to run a diary and express your thoughts and ideas.
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Livejournal.com is a widely known online community for writing amateurs. Every journal seems to be like a private apartment of the owner: personalized style, custom background, feed, layouts, buttons. It’s like you create your own little website targeted at writing your thoughts. Besides, Livejournal gives you a profile page where you are free to set all the necessary information about you and your online diary.
Here you can write public entries, entries for only friends and personal ones. Add photos, music and videos to your posts to make them more interesting. Don’t forget to mark your articles with tags for a simple search in future.
There are a lot of communities in LJ where all the members can write and interact with each other. If you can’t find the community you like, create your own one and meet cool new people with the same interests and ideas.
Actually, this diary website is free, but some layouts and domen names are available for a definite yearly payment.
Penzu.com resembles a real notebook and so it is very stylish and modern. Here you can keep a private diary and no one will have an access to your entries or, at the same time, you can share your thoughts with friends via email. If you like sharing your thoughts 24/7, download Penzu app on your Android phone or iPhone for a more comfortable writing.
The site offers the Pentagon like security. Not only it can hide your posts from other people’s eyes, but it can encrypt them. So, if you are mad about privacy, Penzu is what you need.
Penzu offers a lot of design themes to choose from. Thus, you’ll easily customize your online journal and make it look unique.
One of the coolest thing of this site is that you can import here the entries from your old diaries. However, they should be in an XML file, RSS feed, or from Livejournal to work correctly.
All your notes are easily printable and you are welcome to keep them as a real diary as well. Alternatively, you may save your entries in PDF, TXT, RSS, or ATOM XML format on your PC.
Diary.com is one more widely recognized website for personal online entries. It provides you with a lot of occasional diaries to explore. When you enter the site, you may see recent or most popular post of other users. Don’t miss them to learn something new. The interface of the source is much more of a newspaper than of a feed line.
It’s really great as a public diary for sharing thoughts with others. On the other hand, you’ll get a personal journal for writing secret thoughts in.
So if you have different types of notes (personal and public), register on this website.
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Tumblr is an extremely popular micro-blogging platform. It’s mostly used for short entries, pic and video sharing. Just make sure that your videos in the right web format, e.g. you will need to convert MKV to MP4. Thus, this platform is for those who want to share cool news, GIF pictures, music and so on. Of course, you are free to make your blog private or available only for your friends.
As for the customization, Tumblr lets you choose a theme you like and make simple changes like font style or color, or background.
Like Twitter, Tumblr is based on hashtags. Add most popular hashtags to your entries to collect more re-posts and likes.
Journalate is a simple online diary where you can keep your thoughts. It’s most suitable for those who want to have a personal online journal with private entries. Like Penzu, it offers high security level. Thus, you may be sure no one will see your posts.
The platform has a plain design, yet it looks good on all mobile devices. So, you can easily add entries from your iPhone, iPad or other portable device.
There are two types of account: a free and a premium one. The latter will give you an option to import your posts from Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
Monkkee is one more platform where you can write down your ideas and keep them safely from other people’s eyes. The service is free with a convenient text editor and all the necessary options for post writing. It lets you add images to your posts and mark them with hashtags.
If you wish, you can export your entries to your PC or portable device.
Fitday.com will become your best diary pall if your life is based a lot on healthy way. When you spend a lot of time exercising or follow various diets, you can write everything in this online journal. Set your goals if you want and organize your priorities. Check the success and training methods of other users to get additional information.
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How to Design & Print Custom Diaries Online
Designing custom branded diaries for your business is a fantastic way of boosting brand awareness – especially since you’ll be giving potential clients and customers a reminder that lasts the whole year! But designing them can be a little daunting. That’s why we’ve created this simple guide on how to make a diary in a range of popular programs such as Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign
How Many Pages Are in a Diary?
When you print diaries online with instantprint, the only pages you’ll need to design are the covers – we’ll sort out the rest! We use a week-on-week view yearly calendar template for the inside pages, that’s fully set up for the year ahead, including notable dates. With inside pages and covers combined, diaries are printed with 120 printed pages.
That leaves you with four printed pages to design: the front cover, inside the front cover, inside the back cover and the back cover. We recommend that you set this up as separate pages in the same document in reading order. Once we’ve set your proof up, you’ll be able to check that they’re in the correct order before sending them off to print.
How to Make a Diary in Word
Microsoft Word is a really popular tool for beginners because it’s widely available and easy to use. Here’s how to set up your diary covers in Word.
Setting Up Your Document
To set your pages to the correct specifications:
- Go to Layout > Page Setup
- Under Size, choose A4 or A5
- Add an extra 3mm to each side to account for bleed area
- Increase Margins by 9mm on each side to account for the safe zone, which helps keep important text and artwork away from the cutting and binding edges
- Go to Insert > Pictures
- Double click the high-quality image you want to add
- Resize the images by dragging the corner handles
- Click the middle of the image and drag to reposition it
Inserting Shapes and Borders
To add a border in Word:
- Go to Design > Page Borders
- Choose a border and customise it using the different settings
To add shapes:
- Go to Insert > Shapes
- Choose a shape
- Click and drag to draw the shape
- Change the shape’s colour by clicking the shape and going to Shape Format > Shape Fill and picking a colour
How to Make a Diary in Publisher
Microsoft Publisher is similar to Word, but built for design, meaning you can get a more professional finish. Here’s how to set up your diary artwork in Publisher.
Setting Up the Document
- Go to Page Design > Page Setup
- Set the Paper Width and Height to the diary size you want
- Add an extra 6mm to each measurement to account for the bleed area
- Set Margins to 9mm as a safety zone to help keep important text and images away from the cutting and binding edges
- Go to Insert > Pictures
- Choose an image and double click it to insert
- Drag the image to position it
- Drag the corner handles to resize
Publisher requires you to add text boxes for text. To do this:
- Go to Insert > Draw Textbox
- Click and drag anywhere on your document to draw a text box
- Type into the box to add text
- Drag the corner handles to resize
How to Make a Diary in InDesign
Looking for a more advanced way to design your artwork? InDesign is a fantastic option if you have more experience.
Setting Up Your Canvas
- Go to File > New Document
- Choose A4 or A5 under the Document Pre-Set details
- Add 9mm to the side Margins and 3mm to the top and bottom of the page to act as your safety zone
- Choose 4 pages
- Tick Facing Pages and create your document
- Go to File > Place
- Double click the image you want to use to insert it
- Click and drag the image to position it
To insert text:
- Select the Type tool in the Tools Panel (it looks like a T)
- Click and drag your mouse anywhere on the canvas to draw a text box
- Type into the text box and choose colours, fonts and sizes from the panel at the top
- Resize the box using the Select tool
Remember to keep images high quality, colours in CMYK and text legible for a professional diary design your customers will be proud to use. If you’d like any more help with this, please get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to help!
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With our free planner maker app, you can design your own planner online and then print it at home. The custom planner printables can be printed in various sizes depending on the size of your planner or binder. Before you start to personalize the printables, you will need to select the right size.
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To create your own unique life planner, design your own printables that will work for you. There are hundreds of options to choose from.
- Choose your design. There are 101 different designs to choose from!
- Add your name to the cover or change the title. It is 100% customizable. You can also change the font, color, and size! You can create free binder cover templates if you are putting your planner inserts in a binder.
- Once you have chosen a background, select a planner template for each page. There are hundreds of templates to choose from. Add text and download or print. Create as many free planner printables as you want to include in your DIY planner. If you don’t want to select each planner template, you can use our ready-made planner printables. There is a vast selection available. Either print on demand or whatever you think you will use in the future. The choice is yours. You can always come back and create more if you want!
- Customize each printable planner. Change the title, headers, and add text to mark appointments, birthdays or anniversaries. You can also use our selection of online planner stickers to mark important dates before you print. New! Customize planner inserts for most of the planner sizes available.
- Print the cover and all of the inserts that you want to use. You can either insert them into a binder or folder or have them bound at your local office supply store. It will still cost a fraction of a store-bought planner, and it is totally personalized!
- You can keep adding planner pages as required. For example, when Christmas approaches you can add Christmas Templates.
If you don’t want to create an entire binder with printable planners, then feel free to print individual planners for specific needs such as a weekly calendar checklist template, a to-do list, birthday calendar meal plan template. If you are using a customizable planner that has removable pages (such as the Happy Planner and the Kikki K Planner), then you can easily add additional pages to your planner. If you use a bound planner (such as the Passion Planner) that does not have removable pages then you can either paste the printables on the existing pages or just use our planner stickers or storage solutions. You can also use different styles throughout your planner. For example, use cute planner printables for some sections and more formal designs for others. The choice is entirely yours!
The Benefits of Using a Planner
Planners, whether monthly, weekly, or daily, keep you organized which helps to combat stress.
Keep track of your tasks and appointments
A planner is the perfect place to remind you what you have to do and when it needs to be done by.
Our brains were not meant to store information. That is what a planner is for 😊. Our brain is designed to process information and not store it.
Set your priorities
Your priorities should be determined by your goals and not controlled by other people or things. When other people control you then you will not achieve what you really want in life. When your priorities are clear you can focus on the things that matter to you. Decide what you really want in life and ensure that your tasks and time is focused on those matters. I think that you should insert a goal chart at the beginning of your planner. A lot of the planning printables on this site, ask you to think about what you want to achieve instead of focusing on what you need to do. They also set priorities to prevent you from getting lost and feeling overwhelmed.
Clear your mind
When your mind is full of the things you need to do then it isn’t clear. Today, there are so many demands for your attention that it is difficult to focus when your goals are not clear.
Create the perfect life for yourself
The goal of a planner should not be to manage your time and organize your tasks. A planner should help you create the life of your dreams, your ideal life. This might seem overwhelming at first. All you want to do is organize your day and get the urgent things done. However, once you use the planners that help you turn your ideal life into your reality you will find that you are more productive and have more time to spend. You might realize that a lot of the things you do today are unproductive and a waste of your precious time. You will start focusing on what really matters and make your time more productive. You already have the resources inside of you to reach your goals, you just need to change your way of thinking. Try our goal planner that will help you set goals, reach them, and create the perfect life for yourself.
90,000 How to make a personal diary yourself? 10 rules
To understand how to make a personal diary, it is enough to think about exactly where you would like to keep your secrets. It is important that a person likes to make notes in it, re-read them from time to time. It is the desires and feelings that will push you to choose the format and design method.
1. Modern diary in Word.
Many people choose this diary format. It is convenient for those who spend a lot of time at the computer and are not used to handwriting.The advantage of such a diary is that you can put a password on the file, and no one outsider will see the entries made inside it.
Such a diary is also good because the set of tools in the Word program is quite wide, so you can use different styles, fonts, colors in the design. If necessary, you can insert a photo or picture describing the emotion. With the help of the “table of contents” tool, you can create the content of the diary by dates, then it will be easy to find the desired entry by simply clicking on it.
2. Get creative: Power Point presentation.
If you want to create and be creative, you can go even further. Creating a diary in a Power Point program is extremely rare, but therefore this method is attractive for those who like to be different. Its advantages are that it will be interesting to view it, and if a person likes to show imagination in everything, then the entries in such a diary will turn into a kind of hobby. You can choose a background for your slide to indicate your mood.For this, the usual fill with color or the choice of a picture or photograph is suitable. When it comes time to look at your diary, it will be like flipping through an album or book about your life.
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3. Strict and ascetic Excel file.
This option is suitable for people who are not used to writing a lot, like orderliness and minimalism. There are much fewer tools for manifesting imagination here, but you can draw up a mood graph, a diagram of good and bad days or achievements.This will greatly help in introspection, it will make it possible to understand what should be changed and what should be developed.
4. A classic proven over the years – a paper diary.
Psychologists do not insist, but recommend keeping a personal diary by hand. This helps in a better outlet for emotions. Some phrases will be written easily and smoothly, while writing others, the pen will press deeply into the paper, and the handwriting will dance nervously. This will help to get rid of negativity, relieve the burden from the soul.
5. Completely with your own hands.
How to make your personal diary truly personal? You can create it completely with your own hands. For example, the cover can be made of velvet paper, the pages can be stitched with thread. These can be ordinary white sheets or multi-colored, lined or clean sheets. It is better to number the pages so that there is no temptation to tear them out on emotions.
6. New diary for every year.
One can imagine that each year is a new volume of a book called Life. What does a book need? Of course the title. It is better to leave the place for it empty until the end of the year, and after rereading its pages in December, name it accordingly. To have enough space, it is better to take a larger notebook for this, a stationery book will do.
By the way, if there is no risk that someone will read the diary, you can also print a computer file, make holes in it with a hole punch and fasten it with tape or braid.
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7. Writing in the diary is optional.
If it is unnecessary to write, what can you do in your personal diary? Paint! If the day turned out to be so difficult that there is no strength to write about it, you can simply shade the page in gray, pour out a bad mood with the help of black paint.If, on the contrary, the positive is in full swing, you can depict the sun or a smiling emoticon on the sheet. A craft will help convey a romantic mood, for example, if a romantic date has passed, you can glue a few petals from a presented bouquet or a movie ticket on the page, describing your impressions with just one line.
8. There will be mistakes.
If the diary is written by hand, blots, mistakes, crossed out lines sometimes appear in it. This is a completely normal reaction. A person sometimes does not like what he writes, or, in his opinion, thoughts are presented incorrectly, the diary turns into a manuscript of a disgruntled author.Strikethroughs are best avoided, calming down a bit of the inner critic, but if they do appear, take them for granted. There is no need to rip out pages or scold yourself for untidiness, every entry, every page is important.
9. Box with secrets.
An unusual way of keeping a diary – in the form of notes. These should be small pieces of paper. Sometimes they can be unusual: a piece of newspaper, a napkin from a cafe, a torn sheet of paper. The main thing is to always have a pen at hand, then you can write down emotions without delay.You need to take the box in which these notes will be stored, for example, a year. Each piece should have a date, and you need to write only on one side; at the end of the year, it is better to paste the notes into a notebook. Such a diary will turn out to be creative and original, it will reflect the true mood at the time of writing.
10. Letters from the subconscious.
If you are thinking about how to make your personal diary unusual and interesting, then another rare, but rather curious way of keeping it will help.Create two new mailboxes. Give one the name “Your subconsciousness”, “Your inner world”, “Your I” or something similar, personal. This will be the sender. Name the second at your discretion, write yourself letters and send to it. Check your mail periodically. It is important to use these boxes only for communicating with yourself. By the way, if you really want to answer a letter from the subconscious, it will also be useful to do this. You can even create a separate branch with a dialog.
You can do the same, but on paper.Here, if you wish, you can even send letters to yourself by mail, and then put them in a separate box.
The main thing is that keeping a diary gives him pleasure and is comfortable. Having chosen how to make a personal diary, you can start creating. Let the first entry be inspirational and intimate, inspiring the desire to write in the diary in the future.
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How to create a personal diary on the Internet
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Where to make a personal diary
I recommend using the Blogger platform (one of the Google services) because
- Simple admin. panel.
- The records are arranged by date in reverse chronological order.
- Records can be grouped by topic using shortcuts.
- The old record can be found using the search form.
- The service is interconnected with YouTube and Google+: you can add both videos and images.
- You can change the look of your blog without any special programming skills.
- There is an official app on Google Play. There is a mobile version of the blog.
Sample Blogger Blog
Simplest template: see the “Appendix 17” blog.
“Blogger’s Cheat Sheet” is also on Blogger, only it has its own domain and a redesigned appearance: the service allows you to change HTML and CSS code.
The Appendix 17 blog is open to everyone to have a look at a working example.When going to a resource that is closed to outsiders, the visitor will see a message with a proposal to log into the account: see the “Appendix 18” blog.
How to make an Internet diary that no one but me will see
- Start a blog on Blogger (detailed instructions)
- Close Blog Access on Blogger
Can you still start a public blog?
You can create both a personal and a public blog at the same time.
You can be anyone on the Internet: 10-year-old Vasya, teacher Marya Ivanovna, plant owner Petr Vladimirovich, and Anonymous.You can wear any masks, come up with any pseudonyms. And don’t tell your family about them. But by running a public blog, you can find support or advice from readers.
I am considering the following blogging platforms:
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|For business||See main project||+|
|To earn money from advertising||WordPress or Blogger||+|
|For communication||LJ (you can register by the link)||–|
Spec.knowledge means that in the process of blogging along the way, you will need to master how to promote sites on the Internet, HTML, Photoshop and more.
How to create a personal diary on the Internet? services for creating a blog
Do you want to create a personal diary on the Internet, post entries and share them with other users? A huge number of services provide functionality for creating a personal diary.
Surely you have already heard such a word as Blog – this is the personal diary of the Internet user .This type of site is now actively used, and from personal diaries, such projects are turning into large information resources.
How to create a personal diary on the Internet? As already mentioned, special platforms have been created for this, you can use them even if you do not know the HTML language. In this article, we will look at the simplest services for creating a personal diary for free.
Where to create a personal diary?
- Livejournal is the most common platform for creating a personal diary on the Internet.Immediately after registering on the site, you can add new entries to your diary, for this you do not need to create a site, configure any parameters, etc. The address of your diary will look like workion.livejornal.ru. Quite a lot of interesting blogs have been created through this service, you can replenish their number.
- LiveInternet – The next project also offers the creation of a diary in a few minutes. After going to the site in the upper right corner, click “Create a diary”, fill out the registration form and confirm your mail, after that you will receive a ready-made diary in which you can immediately add new entries.
- Ya ru – the next project is provided by the Runet search engine Yandex. If you are registered with Yandex, then you just need to go to My.ya.ru and click “Write a thought”. Like a simple blog, your entries will be posted in a diary.
- Blogger – through this service you can create a pretty attractive blog, there are several templates to choose from. If you are registered with Google, no registration is required, go to Blogger.com, click “new blog”, fill out a special form and in a minute you can add the first entry.
- Diary.ru is also a popular service for creating a personal diary on the Internet. Registration is simple, as is the site interface. Diaries are not very colorful, but on the other hand, there is no extra functionality, so even beginners will not get confused in the buttons.
At any time you can create a personal diary on the Internet absolutely free of charge, it is not difficult at all and takes a few minutes.
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Ideas for a personal diary (LD)
Each girl found herself in a situation where it was simply necessary to share her experiences, but there was no person nearby who could be entrusted with the most intimate secrets of the heart.At such moments, all feelings and thoughts could be reflected only on paper, so a girl’s diary became the most valuable thing. And special values require special appearance and care.
A personal diary, or ld, is a faithful friend, helper, a mirror image of the one who confides in him his troubles, secrets and experiences. All those ideas and designs that cannot be used in reality can be transferred to paper. A personal diary is the soul of the writer, so arranging it in your own way, making it not just a notebook, but a work of art is a worthy task.
A diary can become not only a daily planner, but also a place to store small memorabilia and photographs.
The most current ideas
Of course, you can buy a diary that fully meets the tastes and needs of the owner in a regular store. The assortment on the shelves of bookshops is amazing, and the diaries themselves are created for both young princesses and older girls. They are filled with pictures, engravings, combine unusual colors, dazzle with sparkles, but it’s best to make a personal diary with your own hands!
- But even the most intricate design can be diluted with your own ideas.
- Take a regular notebook and design from scratch
- Choose a suitable size notebook and redesign it
- Purchase an envelope and put it in a new envelope every time you write.
- Use regular office paper and create an original binding for the sheets.
- Search the internet for a suitable design and print as many sheets as needed.
Decorations and designs with your own hands
An interesting topic for decorating a personal diary will be the origami technique.With it, you can create truly unique pictures and shapes. A three-dimensional figure will make it possible to hide a note with secret information inside, and get a secret in secret.
For a girl it is better to choose a flower, an animal, a waterfall, a fan or small envelope boxes. The technology for their creation is not complicated and does not take much time.
Crafts themselves can be different, from bows, hearts and ending with themed cards for the New Year and Halloween.
The simplest ornament for LD is a fan. Decorate the front page or highlight the sheets that matter most. At the heart of the fan is a leaf, which corresponds to 2/3 of the size of the diary page in height, but 3-4 times wider in width. Fold the strips of paper alternately using a ruler, then glue the bottom edges together. Glue the edges of the fan directly to the sheet to form an accordion.
The “waterfall” technique is the overlapping of separate small sheets of paper with notes on top of each other in random order.They can be painted in different colors to create a rainbow or gradient. The number of notes is not limited
An envelope in a personal diary is a decorative element or a cache. It can be made from paper, cardboard, or fabric. If you plan to put not only notes, but also small things in the envelope, but on top you should come up with a valve that will prevent things from falling out.
Creating thematic pages in your personal diary is not only an opportunity to express your inner world, but also a great way to spend time. Topic pages are the best option for this.
Themed ideas for a personal diary might include holidays like New Years and notes with specific content. For example, thoughts about love experiences should be expressed on pink or red pages. Place reflections on the meaning of life or everyday problems on a blue or light blue background. Place stories about friends and comrades on green or joyful orange.
Small drawings, clippings or details can help make pages stand out.Cut out pumpkin heads for Halloween, glue one of the birthday cards you received in your diary. Hide the cherished Valentine’s card in an envelope and glue a heart on top – so that no one will print it.
For school holidays, select some photos and print or ask to develop in a photo studio. Memories will acquire special value, because they will be expressed not only in words, but also in images. Find poems on the Internet that match your feelings and experiences and copy them by hand on special thematic pages. Place quotes from prose here as well. Quote not only the great classics, but the thoughts seem close, worthy of respect.
Diary with your own hands – master class
If you are still not satisfied with the ready-made options, and you are ready to spend time creating a new one, the best option is to create a personal diary yourself.
The easiest way to make a base for a diary is to sew together office sheets. The paper usually bends well, and the images can be pasted in or pre-printed on the inside.
The title page of the LD can be decorated with sequins, rhinestones or embroidered with a pattern. You can find a pattern on the Internet and sketch it with colored pens.
As a basis, you can take a beautiful notebook from the store. He already has the firmware in advance, and the registration will not take much time. Good options for decoration are:
- Cut pictures from magazines
- Bright colored bookmarks in order to easily find information
- Photos of loved ones and loved ones
- Coloring pages with your favorite colors
- Verses close to the heart on the first page
A personal diary is a cherished keeper, a best friend who understands the owner in a way that no friend or girlfriend will understand. Make it the way you see your inner world, and let the secrets remain in a beautiful and safe place.
Photo ideas for beautiful self-made personal diaries (LD)
5 great apps for keeping a personal diary
This application can become your personal diary, travel journal or just a collection of notes. Save your thoughts with reference not only to calendar days, but also to various categories, tags and geo tags, which greatly facilitates their subsequent search.
The application allows you to attach an unlimited number of photos to each entry, which, if necessary, can be cropped directly in Diaro. You can also mark your mood, weather and set a reminder to take a new note.
Protect all data from prying eyes will allow a special password that is set in the settings. There you can also change the font size and select a dark interface theme. The paid version has backup and synchronization of data across devices via Dropbox.
Journey is a simple and intuitive tool for keeping personal records. The application automatically recognizes and indicates your location, the temperature outside the window and what you were doing while creating a note: sitting still, jogging or just walking.
Manually, you can specify the mood, add tags and attach various files: photo, video or audio recordings. All added pictures will be available on the “Atlas” tab, where they are displayed over the world map in accordance with geotags, which is very convenient for saving travel notes.
A large number of Journey features are available only in the paid version. Among them – saving notes on “Google Drive” in Markdown format, night mode interface, Google Fit connection, function “Go back to the past”, as well as export, backup and print recordings.
This is a completely free diary application that includes only the most essential functions. It is not overloaded with settings and has the simplest navigation. The main screen is represented by four tabs: records, images, search and settings.There are no three-story menus and subsections.
Each note can be supplemented with only a photo and one emoji (there are more than 30) that characterize your mood. There are no tags and sections, and the search is done only by words.
The font size is changed in the settings, you can select the color accent of the interface, set a reminder, export records to PDF, perform a general reset and set an entry password, specifying the email to restore it.
4. Day One Journal
Another simple and convenient application.In it, each entry is supplemented with geotagging, weather information, as well as daily statistics and data about the device on which the note was created.
In the paid version, you can add an unlimited number of photos and create multiple magazines with different color schemes and titles. There is also a local backup function with export to PDF.
The Android version of Day One Journal lags behind the iOS version and does not yet support Russian, but the developers promise to add it soon by completely updating the application.
In Daylio, you can tell about events and your emotions without a single word, using only special icons. On the basis of such marks based on the results of a week, month or year, visual statistics will be built that will reveal interesting patterns.
If desired, each entry can be supplemented with a text note that allows you to describe the reasons or some details explaining poor health or, for example, lack of mood. A system of achievements is provided for the most active users.
In the free version of Daylio, you can export records to a CSV file, and in the paid version also to PDF with the ability to print. You can customize the entrance to the application by PIN-code, reminders, color schemes and icon sets, of which there are quite a few.
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Memoir – an online service of encrypted personal diaries
First of all, a personal online diary is necessary for people seeking to organize their lives, analyze their existence.By writing down your thoughts and ideas every day, you learn to think, to notice something important in your behavior. Over time, after re-reading your diary, remembering what you did or said once, you can find and understand the cause of some of the problems that have fallen on your head.
Athletes are strongly encouraged to keep a diary. This should be done to monitor your progress, or lack thereof, in your workouts. For example, a person decided to change his appearance, build muscles, and for this purpose he began to go to the gym.Studying there regularly and purposefully, he, of course, will change, but not as quickly and noticeably as he would like. From here, interest in training disappears.
How do I fix this? Keep a diary. There, a beginner, and then an already experienced athlete will record the results of his successes, the weight he is currently lifting, his general physical condition, appetite, sleep, etc. After thoughtfully re-reading his diary in a month or two, the athlete will immediately see the changes in the results. This will give him the desire to continue studying.
People who want to change something in their life will also find our service useful. By writing down his tasks in a diary for a certain period of time, and then looking through them and recording their implementation, a person learns to achieve his goal. By setting goals for ourselves and fulfilling them, we not only solve some problems, we discipline ourselves, increase self-esteem. And this, you see, is also important.
Forgetful people, having written down their affairs on paper in the evening, and looking there in the morning, will do what they planned, without exposing themselves, their colleagues or loved ones.
We would also recommend sentimental people to keep their own personal diary (or, as they would say in Ukraine, Schodennyk). Events and people are forgotten, and a record made once will always help you remember those emotions, those events and those people who may have changed something in your life. Rereading what you once wrote, you will return in your memory to what seemed to be forgotten long ago …
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It is surprising that such a simple thing as a personal diary can simultaneously be a creative laboratory, a caring psychotherapist, a source of memories, a tool for self-development, and most importantly – a reliable shelter behind which you can be absolutely honest with others and with yourself.It is even more surprising that all these qualities are often not realized even by those who once tried to keep regular notes in their notebooks, notebooks and diaries.
Keeping a diary is not fruitless self-digging. This is not an activity intended exclusively for young girls and adolescents who need to sort out their feelings and sentimental experiences. And this is not just a prosecutorial business recording of the events that happened to you over the past day.
It is also wrong to think that journaling is only meant for prominent people who “have something to say”.It is true that among famous writers, scientists or artists it is difficult to find someone who does not keep records intended only for themselves. But even if you do not claim to be a genius, this is not at all a reason to give up this useful practice. In addition, there is always the possibility that you are still a genius, and many years after your death, the heirs will receive substantial royalties for the publication of your diary.
For the most banal incident to turn into an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient to tell it. Each person is always a storyteller, he lives surrounded by stories, his own and those of others, and he sees everything that happens to him through their prism. So he tries to fit his life to the story about her.
Diaries are written in order to be written, read and re-read. Here are some answers to the reasonable question “what is it for?”:
- to pour out on paper and realize those feelings that cannot be entrusted to others;
- to understand what you want from life;
- to understand how your plans correspond to reality and whether you are moving correctly towards their implementation;
- to better understand other people and learn to take their point of view into account;
- to practice expressing your thoughts and learn to reason;
- to recognize and change bad thinking habits and behavioral patterns;
- to develop intuitive thinking and creativity.
Below you will find a quick guide on how you can use the diary to achieve all of these goals. They are based both on other people’s thoughts and published diaries, and on their own experience.
What to write about
Still from the movie “Paterson”, the main character of which writes poetry every day in his “secret notebook.” (Source: fandor.com)
Who am I?
A sheet of paper that “will endure everything” is almost the only place in this world where you can be yourself.This may have been said too categorically: after all, every personality is multifaceted and needs different contexts for its realization. But the honesty and openness achievable in a diary are very rarely available to us in other areas of life.
In the diary, you can reflect on your past and make plans for the future. This is a famous exercise: try to imagine what kind of life you would like to lead in 5/10/15 years? Then correlate what you are doing now with your long-term intentions.If the pictures don’t fit together, maybe it’s time to change something. In this practice, it is the recording procedure that is useful.
If you think about the future, then the gaps between dream and reality are smoothed out. In the recording, they appear clearly.
If you don’t know what you want to do in this world, a diary will help you get closer to understanding your strengths and deepest intentions. Write down things in your journal that bring you joy and genuine interest. A person immersed in business may suddenly realize that the poet’s soul has always been hidden under a business mask.The diary will provide him with the opportunity to develop this particular side of his personality, without forgetting about the rest.
If you have been keeping a diary for several years, when you re-read your personality in dynamics will be revealed to you. How have your priorities and values changed? What was important to you then and what remains now? So keeping a diary helps you see your life as a whole, albeit an unfinished picture. The diary introduces unity and extension into a series of torn moments, in it “every moment carries in itself the burden of everything previous and the rudiment of everything that follows” (Lydia Ginzburg).
Two years did not write a diary and thought that I would never return to this childishness. And this was not childishness, but a conversation with oneself, with that true, divine self that lives in every person. All the time this I was asleep, and I had no one to talk to.
With the “true self”, perhaps, Lev Nikolaevich went a little too far. The diary does not remove all social masks, because it is impossible. But it helps to understand which of them sits on you better.Perhaps this understanding will lead to a change of masks, a change of personality. As Susan Sontag wrote in her diary, “By masking my behavior, I do not protect my identity – I overcome it” . The surest way to change something is to understand how it works. The diary does not just record what is happening around; it changes its owner. Usually for the better.
Pages from Leo Tolstoy’s diary, which he kept for decades. (Source: wikimedia.org)
If you suffer from low self-esteem, self-doubt and see only negative sides in everything, diary entries will help you overcome these harmful thought habits and look at the world more realistically. This is how the diary is used, for example, in cognitive-behavioral therapy. This is not only useful, but completely free (as opposed to analyst visits and antidepressants).
Recently, scientific evidence has been obtained for the benefits of journaling. Psychologists from Duke University (USA) have found that writing down exciting events and personal experiences not only improves memory and well-being, but also reduces the frequency of visits to doctors.
Timothy Wilson, one of the authors of the research, writes about it this way: “Writing interventions like this can really help people start thinking positively and believing in their own strengths”; “Writing lyrics makes people understand everything that worries them and find new meaning in it.”
People prone to self-flagellation usually ignore praise, but they react extremely sharply to any criticism. If you record in your diary times when you have been explicitly or implicitly praised, you may be surprised to learn that others do not treat you as badly as you thought. When depressed after another setback, re-read the notes about joyful events and situations when you showed your best side.
After that it will become much easier to believe that the world is not so bad and hopeless, and all difficulties are surmountable.
As one of the Buddhist thinkers said, the “I” given in reflection is not the true “I”, it is constructed by the mind. But it is a mistake to think that this “I” can be found in some other place. To believe that a real person does not reflect, but commits actions, is at least naive and unfair: you need to do both.
In the diaries of Anais Nin, who made them a form of true literary art, stories of sexual and literary experiences, momentary impressions, conversations and attempts to find their own self are mixed.(source: alchetron.com)
How do I treat other people?
The unchanging heroes of the diary are not only ourselves, but also our loved ones. Some keep a diary solely in order to pour out their resentment, anger, feelings of loneliness, abandonment and misunderstanding that haunt them in relations with others. And here you can figure out how this relationship works: why do you repeat the same mistakes? what do you expect from loved ones and how justified are these expectations?
You can take notes in the “unsent letter” format, expressing to the end what you cannot say in real communication.You can try to take the position of another person and write a monologue on his behalf: how does he see the current situation? maybe you are missing something and from his point of view everything looks completely different? Such exercises help develop empathy and the ability to see the world as a multidimensional space of choice and evaluation, in which everyone is right in their own way.
A diary will not replace live communication and real relationships for you. As Theodor Adorno wrote, “we become free people not because we ourselves, as they say awfully, realize each one alone, but because we go beyond our own limits, we enter into relationships with other people and in a sense in them we renounce ourselves. “For self-development, it is not enough to create a safe area for yourself where you can “water and grow yourself like flowers” - this requires other people and real actions. But a diary will help you understand what you want from them, what is really important to you.
If you can give yourself an honest answer to these questions, it will be much easier to build relationships with other people.
An example of using the diary to solve personal dilemmas can be found in the biography of Charles Darwin.When it comes to marriage, he, with the meticulousness of a naturalist, writes down the cons (“an endless number of troubles and expenses … disputes due to lack of society – morning visits – a daily waste of time”) and the advantages of this enterprise (“it is impossible to lead a life alone, without children … Do not be discouraged, hope for a chance – take a close look around – there are many happy slaves “). And in the end he makes a decision: it is imperative to get married.
Illustration for the “Diary” of Murasaki-shibuku.(source: alchetron.com)
Diary as an intellectual and creative laboratory
The diary can become the place where vague thoughts and feelings are melted into precise formulations and artistic images. You don’t have to be a professional writer or artist to think and imagine. Creativity is not class privilege. They are available to anyone, but not everyone uses the entrance. A personal diary is exactly the place where you can think and fantasize as much as you like and not be afraid that someone will condemn you for your naivety and graphomania.
Write in your diary the thoughts and ideas from the books you read that hook you. Make bibliography. Create verbal portraits of people and thinkers close to you. Sketch. Make mind maps. Paste photos and magazine clippings. Make collages. Write down your dreams (the list is endless).
Spanish painter, sculptor and designer, founder of Cubism
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
The diary assumes complete freedom of expression: here you can do whatever you want. But over time, you will realize that certain forms of expression are easier for you than others.
The personal diary as a form of writing appears to have first appeared in Japan. We have survived the diaries of Japanese court ladies and poets, recorded in the 10th-11th centuries, where prose easily flows into poetry. Some fragments from these diaries may touch the modern reader:
“If only my thoughts were the same as others… I could find more joy, I would feel less old and watch this transitory life with peace of mind. When dawn broke, I looked outside and saw ducks swimming serenely in the lake.
Ducks in the lake –
Can I look at them
Crossing the seething waters
of the Sorrowful world and me.
The birds looked so serene, but they too must often suffer, I thought ”(Murasaki-shikibu. Diary. XXIII. 13th day of the 10th moon).
As the writer Tristina Rainer points out in her book The New Diary, the shape of the diary corresponds to all four basic mechanisms of human perception, which include emotions, sensations, intuition and intelligence. Try to develop each of these qualities, avoid monotony. And then, quite possibly, the diary will become a fertile ground for you to develop ideas that will go beyond it and will be embodied in real creative projects.
Five rules for journaling
1. Write honestly.
As honest as possible. Even in notes that no one but you will not see, you will be embarrassed or ashamed to write about some things.It is worth taking a closer look where this awkwardness arises, where you yourself are hiding the truth from yourself. No one deceives a person as often and successfully as he does. But identifying the sources and causes of self-deception in a diary is much easier than in mental reasoning.
2.Restrain your inner censor and critic.
We not only hide the truth from ourselves, but also strive to expose our sincere feelings in an unsightly way. This role is played by the internal censor – the embodiment of Freud’s “super-I”, that is, the assimilated social attitudes and ideas about “how it should be.” He is accompanied by an inner critic, for whom delicate artistic taste and depth of reasoning are more important than sincerity. To get rid of these annoying creatures, try writing in stream of consciousness.Write down everything that comes to your mind: images, experiences, vague sensations and memories.
Reflection is useful, but it is far from the only way to understand what is happening to you and your life.
3. Write for yourself.
We are used to the fact that any message is intended for some addressee. But a personal diary should not be public-oriented (this, by the way, is one of the many differences between a diary and a blog). If you are writing for an audience, however narrow, an internal censor and critic will ruthlessly edit whatever you post.Instead, try to write for yourself. Perhaps your “future self”, who will read your diary in a few years, will be a good addressee.
4. Pay attention to detail.
So that you can later revive past events in your memory, try to capture the details and shades of what is happening. If you write simply “it was bad,” it will tell you much less than “I’m lying here on the couch, kicked out of the world with one kick, waiting for a dream that doesn’t want to come, and if it does, it will only touch me, my joints ache from fatigue, my thin body is exhausted by a tremor of excitement, the meaning of which it does not dare to clearly understand, knocks in my temples ”(quote from the diary of Franz Kafka).
5. Use paper and ink.
This recommendation is not here because of inertia and retrograde. When you write by hand, handwriting can say as much about feelings as the words themselves. In addition, a paper notebook can be carried everywhere with you, unlike a laptop (and taking notes on a smartphone is not very convenient). Sometimes it is enough to just feel the rough surface of the paper notebook in which you are writing in your hands to feel a sense of confidence and security.Better, by the way, to use notebooks with blank sheets, rather than lined diaries. The key is to choose writing supplies that make journaling enjoyable.
Some people think that diary entries should be made daily. It seems to me that this is not necessary at all.
It is better to write when there is a desire or need to understand something, so that keeping a diary does not turn into another boring “must”. But at first, until the habit is formed, you have to force yourself to open a notebook and write at least something.But if the first words are found, the rest will be found.
Do not forget that each diary is a reflection of the personality of its owner (albeit incomplete and distorted).