View Full Version : Do you keep a diary?

03-04-2006, 07:55:23
A great man once said: Thinking is the not acceptance of reality. So writing is twice as bad. Or good dependeing on your take.
But do you keep a diary and write all the funny/bad stuff that happen to you? Is it helpful? Is it a waste of time? I tried to start one and to be not at all modest I really liked my writing style. And I thought I was writing smart stuff. Then I read it again after some time and discover that I do have some wankery moments in my life that when seen in a wholistic approach they become quite apparent. Seeing as I now have again free time in my hands I'm thinking about doing it repeadedly and was wondering how many people do it.

03-04-2006, 07:59:25
I keep thinking about that

I would keep it online if I did, a blog if you will (although I might not give the link out to anyone)


Lazarus and the Gimp
03-04-2006, 08:14:39
I kept one between the ages of 17 and 19. On re-reading them, I realise what a twat I was at the time.

03-04-2006, 08:22:20
yeah, I am glad I didn't keep one in the past

I think I have gotten better though


03-04-2006, 09:22:58
Never kept one, my life is far to boring to bother with it.

03-04-2006, 09:27:15
Sure. After all everyone's been in the Middle East fighting. ;)

03-04-2006, 09:42:20
I keep a very sporadic diary. Its not even really a diary. More a book I jot thoughts in once a month or so if anything significant has happened in my life... I dont think my life is nearly exciting enough to merit a proper daily narrative along the lines off got up, had shower, eat breakfast, went to work, hated work, came home, ate dinner, played comp games/went to pub/watched TV/was a hack....

Provost Harrison
03-04-2006, 09:50:00
I keep one, but I never use it :D

03-04-2006, 09:58:42
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I kept one between the ages of 17 and 19. On re-reading them, I realise what a twat I was at the time.

I find the "realising what a twat I was at the time" bad enough just reading old posts of mine from a few days ago. Can't imagine what 17-19 year old diaries would be like...

03-04-2006, 09:59:29

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03-04-2006, 12:11:02

I kept a diary when I was 9 or something. I lost it long ago, but I remember re-reading it when I was 13 or something, and thinking what a twat I was at the time. :D

03-04-2006, 12:15:52
:lol: @ funko

03-04-2006, 12:25:03
a man of rapid evolution :D

03-04-2006, 12:44:13
I have a diary... it's not mine though

03-04-2006, 12:45:16
that's even more interesting.

03-04-2006, 12:47:01
Originally posted by Japher
I have a diary... it's not mine though A Red Shoe diary?

03-04-2006, 12:50:39
Some Anne Frank chick

03-04-2006, 13:09:14
man i've got such a funny anne frank diary picture but it's too big to attach :(

03-04-2006, 13:10:53
found it!


03-04-2006, 13:20:20
Originally posted by Japher
Some Anne Frank chick jesjes then they talk about the jews all the time but be honest.....those germans were not that sweet tooo you know.

03-04-2006, 13:25:03
No, couldn't be arsed. Live in the present.

03-04-2006, 16:39:34
yes I currently keep an online journal...albeit over 50% ends being marked as private

03-04-2006, 17:24:43
I kept one when I was smaller, I've got an lj and a paper diary, I know I'm a stupid cunt and I can't write for shit, but it's theraputic. Plus good for my memry, I can't remembver a lot these days

03-04-2006, 17:54:03
lay off the alcohol

03-04-2006, 19:10:39
I only keep a reminder diary now, used to write everything down when I was about 14 or so, but I think my Mum read it so I stopped.....

03-04-2006, 21:50:51
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I kept one between the ages of 17 and 19. On re-reading them, I realise what a twat I was at the time.

yeah it's embarassing reading stuff I wrote in the past.

I certainly wouldn't want anyone else finding and reading that stuff.

I still have some writings I wrote at the lowest point in my life 1996. Haven't looked at them in a while. Like I said, I'm too embarrassed to read them. But I still haven't thrown them away for some reason...

But for now, I'll just keep all these insane thoughts locked up in my head.

04-04-2006, 01:29:22
I've kept diaries in the past. Mostly when everything was really crazy in my life. Once things calm down (or finish hitting the fan) I usually stop.

I've recently started to do so again. But that's just to test some software out and see if it is really worth using for project journaling.

The Norks
04-04-2006, 18:00:04
Tallulah Bankhead said only good girls keep diaries; bad girls don't have time.

04-04-2006, 18:16:10
One month of Darkstar's diary has got to look like War and Peace.

04-04-2006, 18:30:25
To bad no one wants to read it in order to abridge it.

04-04-2006, 23:18:54
Now that they are digital, that auto-summary software can sum them up.

Of course, it will sum them as:

"Boring stuff."

"Oh, the drama! Not."

"Even more boring stuff."