We asked questions about journal sharing, keeping an online diary, and issues of privacy. Reader feedback, submitted via e-mail, represent the various experiences of journal-keepers everywhere. A selection of responses appears below.
David Sedaris' finely tuned essays are smart, witty and often utterly unkind.
Capture your love of music in a journal dedicated to recording your life's soundtrack.
Keeping a journal can be a wonderful way to preserve your life story, but choosing the wrong kind of paper can destroy your words before your descendents are ever able to read and enjoy them. Inveterate journal-keeper Megan Fitzpatrick explains.
Stop journal wear and tear with this complete guide to protecting your journals from the elementsand you.
5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction
Record your life in sound, image and word. Try adding a dab of the audio-visual to your journaling ways.
Journaling With Style
Dedicate a journal to history as it happens. Chronicle your memories and reflections on the moments that define your generation.
Photographs and playbills, flowers from your first love?it's the stuff your journal is made of. So how do you preserve it?
If you find yourself caught in a rut, let your journal help pull you out.
Don't forget one detail of your engagement and wedding. Keep a log of the memories and plans that make your "I do's" special.
An interactive journal is a journal you can use to communicate with someone close about things that are hard to express verbally. Here's how to use one.
Journal with style by using variations in point of view to enliven your entries.
Does your disparaging attitude extend beyond your journal and into your life, where the bad is all you seem to have, because it's all you take note of?
Collect the e-mail gems you write and receive, and gather a precious diary of your life, as expressed to your cyber-pals.
Jump off the hamster wheel of life by using your writing time to find the path to a fulfilling future.
Dump your worries and obligations onto paper. Clear your mind, and start living the life you envisioned.
A New Hampshire hospital is recording the stories of its elder patientsfor healing and history.
To name is a powerful act. Title your journal and the years you live.
Strive to have your essays evoke your connection to the world, and you will grab readers' empathy, affection and attention.
Here are several ways to fuel creative infernos.
Losing a child is devastating. Here's the story of one mother who journaled through her sorrow and created a lasting tribute to her baby girl.
In her book Writing Personal Essays, author Sheila Bender gives these tips for those writers interested in publishing their personal essays.
Are your children's journals off limits? One parent says yesand here are six reasons why.