The Love for Diary Writing #atozchallenge

Yearly diaries received at the beginning of every year were a cherished commodity once upon a time. In today’s world of blogs, micro blogs and tweets has the good old practise of maintaining a humble dairy taken a set back? Has the love for diary writing died a death just like many other things?

At the beginning of 2017, my husband gave me one of those glossy good-looking diaries. It had been years since I maintained a diary. Of course, I have had ones to maintain expenses etc… but nothing to pen down day-to-day stuff. As a young kid in school I distinctly remember having a diary writing habit. Every night, i would sit at my desk and pen down my days events, what was good and not so good too. I did keep it hiding for years untill I got married. A month or so before my marriage I destroyed it all. And why did I do this? Well.. I just felt I was going to begin a fresh thing in my life, why hold on to the past?

And then I got introduced to the world of blogs. I started posting my usual ramblings, plus things which I was most seriously concerned about. It gave me a good feeling. But somewhere amidst all the blogging, I still missed the dated diaries to pen down thoughts. It was my first step at creativity and expressions.

Diaries are an honest form of self-expression. It is a place without pretence, where you can be yourself without having to worry about anything. And one of my resolutions this year was to rekindle my love for diary writing. Its the month of April, and I have managed to fill the pages with daily thoughts, so far!!!

Do you also share a love for diary writing?

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  1. I haven’t maintained a diary in years either, but I still have all my old ones. I just can’t seem to part with them, and I have 14 of them that I am carting around with me. I do enjoy blogging now though. It is a different kind of writing then the diary, but it is enjoyable and cathartic. Great post.

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  2. I love diaries. I have quite a few but rarely write in them these days. Too much of blogging maybe. Plus my blog is an online diary I can access any time. Convenience over sentiment? Hmm, interesting. Have to think if this is a good thing or not.

  3. Oh Ramya this is such a nostalgic post. I wrote my diary ever since I was 5 or 6. Attribute my love for writing thanks to my “dear diary”.

    Wonderful to hear you’ve gone bank to it. It’s far more personal than blogging any day, I feel. Maybe someday I’ll get inspired by you. 😊

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  4. blogging for me is one more form for keeping a diary or journal. I never really liked the ones with dates on them as I felt constrained by the space. Somedays I just have more to record. I still like to pick up my pen and write. It is a different feel than sitting at a keyboard.

  5. Diary writing is a good habit. It helps tracking down development of the day as well as other observations. This habit of diary writing also helps to inculcate a habit of sitting down with pen and paper preferably on a desk. This is a good practice and takes away from watching television. Observations of diary can also be entered as a blog.

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