Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Guilt Journals

Journals suck you in.
A set of blank pages, ready to be scribbled on with witty rantings can set off a whole new set of responsibilities in your life. Bloggers seem to suffer from the same fate.

Just because you CAN write every day, doesn't mean you HAVE to. Even when you use a dated journal ... who said you have to fill every page?

Yet so often in the journals (and blogs) I have been reviewing people apologise for not writing regularly ... or after a long break. So what?

I don't know about others ... but I have enough REAL deadlines to deal with, without feeling guilty about taking a break from writing a journal/blog/diary ...

So here ... have a day off!


Anji said...

Perhaps they are apologising because they don't consider their lives exciting enough?

Steve Hayes said...

Hear! Hear!

I really don't see any need for such apologies, and there are so many of them.

Blage said...

Good idea, a blog about journaling...I put most of my thoughts down in sketchbook form though, but write as well. And believe me there are many gaps.

cube said...

I keep a journal, but I've never thought about keeping a journal for a character. It's an interesting possibility.