I have been keeping a journal for as long as I can remember. At times it has been called a diary but, considering I don't know the real difference, I don't mind if you call it journal. Most of the time, I'm writing to God because He knows everything anyway! I write about my dreams, my frustrations (a lot of these), my doubts, my hopes, my fears. I write about Big A and Moose, the Spiderlegs, the A-team, and other friends. Basically, what a blog about, too, but it seems my blog isn't as personal; probably because I know other people (whether one or ten) read it. Sometimes, I rant on my blog (like the car seat situation) and sometimes I write really angry posts (but those usually get deleted).
I like the blog because it takes so much less time. But I do like the intimate part of actually writing down my feelings, especially when something is on my mind. It's therapeutic to write down what's going on & a lot of the times it really makes me feel better, like I'm letting go of my problems. In both places, I usually am a true English major: capital letters, puncutation, and grammar (although I'm sure I make a ton of mistakes - please don't point them out).
I also have been keeping a journal for Moose since he was about a month old. I just wanted him (when he's older) to have a sense of what he was like as a baby/child. I told him about his birth and most events. I wrote about how I missed him when he went to daycare while I was in school. I write about how proud I am when he learns something new. This reminds me, I need to write something (I'm not always diligent with it) about all the cool things he's been learning lately.
Which do you prefer? Are you an Anne Frank or a true queen of the blogosphere?
PS Just wanted to let you know about my discontinued blogging feature of the daycare diaries. I was informed (over Facebook - professional right?) that one of the dads (of 3 of the kids) got a promotion, so the kids will only be there 2 days a week. Therefore, my now ex-boss can't afford 2 helpers so I got fired/laid off/whatever. There goes my career in daycare.