I'm interested in starting a journal, does any one recommend pic related or should i just use a simple word processor ?

I'm interested in starting a journal, does any one recommend pic related or should i just use a simple word processor ? i chose digital so i could add pics, videos and make it easier to go back and read old entries

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mempad64 has a journal function that's easy to use, and it's a great wikified note program on its own. No pictures, thoughever.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Office onenote

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this. available on all platforms except linux. slow on browser. upload pictures. draw them like a child. type it out. multiple folders, etc

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use obsidian. The files are just normal markdown files that live in a folder but the editing environment of obsidian is really nice. You can add photos, internal links, external links, anything you could normally do in markdown.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      +1 for Obsidian. It's very lightweight but powerful since you can connect notes and build a personal knowledge system. Also good for journaling, there's a "daily notes" core plugin that comes with it right out the box.

      Where do you save your obsidian files?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just a folder on my computer. Obsidian calls them "vaults", just a single folder where it keeps all your notes in plain text format and sub-folders. I use MEGA to back it up on the cloud and sync across devices automatically.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Same as this guy [...] except I back mine up on github. I have a script that cronjob runs to automatically sync it every few hours.

          saving it on something like nextcloud, google drive is too pozzed? what are the advantages of saving it on mega or github?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Same as this guy

        Just a folder on my computer. Obsidian calls them "vaults", just a single folder where it keeps all your notes in plain text format and sub-folders. I use MEGA to back it up on the cloud and sync across devices automatically.

        except I back mine up on github. I have a script that cronjob runs to automatically sync it every few hours.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Also I want to add the format that I keep my journal files in. I have one note for every day of the year and have a header for each year in reverse chronological order. So when I open up the note for today I add a header to the top for this year and write my journal under it. Then under today's journal entry I can scroll down and see what I wrote on that day in previous years. I like being able to see what was going on in my life 1-5 years ago.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    +1 for Obsidian. It's very lightweight but powerful since you can connect notes and build a personal knowledge system. Also good for journaling, there's a "daily notes" core plugin that comes with it right out the box.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t be a goddamn homosexual. Buy a good pen, buy an actual journal and fricking write.otherwise you’re not actually journaling you’re just writing stream of conscious nonsense you intend to share one day.

    Journaling should be done with the intention of never sharing it otherwise you’ll never write anything revelatory or learn anything from your experience.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2024-05-30.txt
      2024-05-29.txt
      2024-05-28.txt
      2024-05-27.txt
      &c
      Easy as that. Just use whatever text editor you have installed on your computer. If you want to have corresponding videos and pictures, just put them in separate folders and use the same naming structure for reference. Bonus is that filesize will quickly tell you how long an entry is, which is neat for looking back and seeing at what points you had more to say.

      I don't think is right that writing on a computer makes a difference one way or the other about being inclined to share what you write, but the point is good to consider it for your eyes only and to write unselfconsciously. Also get used to writing mundane things.

      But pen and paper is good for being accessible anywhere you are without having to worry about a phone or computer.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, I’m absolutely right. The only reason to type something is to make it more accessible for copying, collating and disseminating. A physical copy is for your eyes only. A digital one is inherently for sharing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Digital copies are easier to back up, store, and search through, and potentially better for both readability and speed. And for anyone seriously concerned with privacy and security, you can even encrypt your files.

          What I mentioned before about filesize being related to journal length may be worthwhile to some; I thought it was interesting enough for me to actual plot the length of my journal entries against time, which gave me insight into when I was writing in my journal more and when significant events happened in my life. With the files it's very easy to note periods when you didn't write.

          I've written plenty of journal entries with pen and paper, but I generally prefer doing them from a computer if I can. In part that's because I type faster than I can write, and my fast handwriting is very poor; I'm also pretty physically disorganized and have moved around a lot, meaning I don't have a good collection of paper entries, but your point about using proper notebooks deals with that.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Digital copies are easier to back up, store, and search through, and potentially better for both readability and speed. And for anyone seriously concerned with privacy and security, you can even encrypt your files
            None of this is necessary. You genuinely sound like a shill working for this service. That’s not me just throwing an insult out, I truly believe you’re a paid poster given you hit such blatant marketing points.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >this service
            Are you fricking moronic? I'm recommending keeping text files on your computer, not any specific program. These are TXT files. You can make them and edit them on probably any computer in existence. If you're on Windows you can literally just right click in a folder and make a TXT file, and your basicass Notepad editor can do everything you need, or go download something open source or whatever if you want more.

            Black person if you just don't know how to use a computer then just fricking say so.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Black person if you just don't know how to use a computer then just fricking say so
            I’m on one as we speak, homosexual. If you don’t k is how to use a pen and paper just say so.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you don't actually understand basic file types, then you actually qualify as computer illiterate. Posting to IQfy doesn't mean you know frick all about using a computer.

            Is it you who personally never learned what a file is? Was it that your generation simply wasn't taught? (You could either be really young or really old, but I wouldn't excuse you for being such a pompous snivelling shit either way.)

            Do you understand what it means to save a file locally? Do you ever try directly opening a file that says .png or .jpg or .txt at the end? Have you ever tried using a flash drive? Do you know what a USB port is? Do you know whether you're using Windows or MacOS or something else? Do you use a phone for everything? When I said "open source" did that actually mean anything in your little peanut brain?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >If you don't actually understand basic file types, then you actually qualify as computer illiterate
            The frick are you rambling about now? When did I ever even come close to discussing file types? Are you legitimately autistic?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I suggested the OP write journals in TXT files. You suggested I was shilling some specific program. Do you know what a TXT file is?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What a ridiculous question. do you actually think the default apple file format for years is obscure? Are you a zoomer?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then what exactly did you think I was shilling? This is a standard file format that a whole myriad of programs can edit. Plus I never recommended a single program.

            >default apple file format
            You are actually computer illiterate, by the way.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Being smug doesn't make you not a moron.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you don't actually understand basic file types, then you actually qualify as computer illiterate. Posting to IQfy doesn't mean you know frick all about using a computer.

            Is it you who personally never learned what a file is? Was it that your generation simply wasn't taught? (You could either be really young or really old, but I wouldn't excuse you for being such a pompous snivelling shit either way.)

            Do you understand what it means to save a file locally? Do you ever try directly opening a file that says .png or .jpg or .txt at the end? Have you ever tried using a flash drive? Do you know what a USB port is? Do you know whether you're using Windows or MacOS or something else? Do you use a phone for everything? When I said "open source" did that actually mean anything in your little peanut brain?

            >this service
            Are you fricking moronic? I'm recommending keeping text files on your computer, not any specific program. These are TXT files. You can make them and edit them on probably any computer in existence. If you're on Windows you can literally just right click in a folder and make a TXT file, and your basicass Notepad editor can do everything you need, or go download something open source or whatever if you want more.

            Black person if you just don't know how to use a computer then just fricking say so.

            You’re absolutely seething anon. Go read a book and calm down.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No he’s right, you’re a tech illiterate moron.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Based, Angry Computer Chad

            >Computer illiterate
            Guilty

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is the stupidest fricking thing I've ever read. The stupidest. Pure anti-intelligence.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > also get used to writing mundane things
        This was one hurdle I had to get over when I started. When there's not much going on in your life, you won't have much to write besides the daily humdrum. You need to come to terms with that being ok. Your journal should be a reflection of your life. If your life is quiet and boring for a while then the journal entries being small is a reflection of that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What advantage does a txt file have over a docx or other type of file?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Simplicity. You can probably read and write them on any operating system and they'll behave and look the exact same way (except maybe mobile, but then you'd be installing third-party applications for docx or whatever anyway), and as such they're universally readable and highly unlikely to change (meaning they'll be readable well into the future and in any different text editor). Text editors are also way lighter, meaning it'll be quicker to load and you won't be bogged down with mostly irrelevant features or interface components. Also highly unlikely for the program reading/writing one to crash, and you're never going to have to pay for access to a program to deal with them. It's also easy to search an entire collection of txt files (I wrote a Python script to plot the length of them versus the date, and can search for words or phrases among hundreds in a single folder).

          What do you actually want to do in a journal that you can't accomplish in plain text? Maybe there is something really useful in Microsoft Word that you need or value for your journal, but plain text has done everything I've wanted for the last four years of journaling and basic writing.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What text editor do you use?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Notepad++

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I wrote a Python script to plot the length of them versus the date, and can search for words or phrases among hundreds in a single folder

            how did you do this? it sounds real convenient and I'd like to have something similar but my programming skills are a bit shit

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            With plaintext all you have to do is read the filesize; as far as I know filesize of a txt has a 1:1 relationship with the character length of the written content. I couldn't find my script looking for it last night, but because I name mine as YYYY-MM-DD.txt it was pretty simple: listing the files in the folder produced everything ordered by date, so I used some function to pull the file sizes and then plotted it in a histogram versus time (though it's a little more complicated if you've missed days, which you'd need to add in yourself, though it can be done programmatically).

            Look up
            >get file sizes from folder python
            >plot histogram python
            and that'll probably get you most of the way there.

            Thinking about the missed days problem, it's probably just easier to search for files out of a pre-made list and set filesize as 0 if one isn't found.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      everything written is meant to be read, even your 'secret' journals.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not true. Besides I’m speaking of the entire reason for journaling. It’s for reflection and self-exploration. If you’re doing it with the expectation that it will ever be read you’ll be tempted to write for the eventual audience or out of fear of the future reader. You aren’t focused on the right thing and thus will never be journaling and will instead simply be writing stream of conscious pseudo philosophy.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          unless youre burning those pages you're writing for an audience whether you're conscious of it or not.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    use physical paper and writing materials,
    digital journaling is not journaling anon.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you are a writer, just use Scrivener. You not only can use it for journaling, but you can use it for whatever that journaling produces as well.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the point of a digital journal? What if you have a power outage mid entry?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's why is use a laptop and digital is convenient if you want to read really old notes or search a specific words also easier to manage and you can carry a decade worth in a flash drive instead of a dozen or so of journals

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds more like you’re trying to start a blog.

    Buy a pencil and a notebook you child.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use diarium for Android but it's also on PC and stuff. Before it I used a pen and paper journal, I still write in it a bit once in a while like on average every 6 months. Usually if I'm in a very bad and distraught mood. It just feels more poignant to write by hand.

    Sometimes I just make a txt file and write on the PC, depends on if I'm at the PC when I feel like writing.
    I like the app because it's all in one place, and you can go back and see previous entries in previous years. It's portable and typing is easier than writing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >diarium
      Diarrheum

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take the typewriter pill. All the advantages of the privacy of paper and the ease of writing with a keyboard. Plus the sound is fun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What kind of typewriter should I buy?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It depends on where you live. The condition of the typewriter is more important than the brand or model. You want one that was well taken care of and/or hardly used. I like Olympia but you have to look into them a bit because they have generations and they stopped being made in Germany I think in like the 1970's. Also find one you like the look of so it will inspire you to want to use it rather than some ugly thing that will collect dust

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a digital journal is worthless
    pen and paper only

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its the 21st century you gay

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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