Think about all those times you stopped to take a moment to write something down. It doesn’t matter how you wrote it down. Did you ever wonder in that moment “Why write it down?”
There’s always a reason behind that moment you wrote it down. But for what purpose?
I have to admit over the years ever since I discovered my talent for writing in high school that I have not been the best at keeping a journal of my writings. I remember times when I wrote great stories to entertain myself only to realize those stories are forever gone.
A journal is simply a record of something happening.
Whether it is an experience, an observation, or a thought, without a record of what’s happening, we would not be able to draw and build upon that knowledge.
Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain.
Source: Jack London
While crafting the featured image, all I could think of was “Your life is waiting to be discovered.” I googled to see who said that but there was no exact match. Whether it is a famous quote or not, it’s true what they say about your life is waiting to be discovered.
A famous Deaf-Blind summed it up pretty well.
That’s why I am calling this a journal.
what is a blog
A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is “blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger.” Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog.
Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in chronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominently.
It’s pretty simple as that. It’s a series of posts to a website with the most recent post shown first. This post you are reading is the first post. As a result, this post will be shown last.
what is a vlog
A vlog is exactly the same as a blog except it is a video journal.
In a way, it is like a video archive. Any one who recorded and kept videos has a video archive. Maybe these videos are available online. Maybe they are not. There’s millions of videos.
what is a journal
There are those who suggest focusing on one or the other. There are those who suggest doing both. Either way, the bottom line is that a record is a record, whether it is an audio recording, filmed, or written.
In a sense, that is exactly what life is.
Life is a virtual journal that begins when someone is born and ends when someone dies. Some are long, and some are short. And every life shares that journal with someone.
It is my goal to share what I experience or know with you.
That is for as long as I continue to live. When I die, this site will cease to exist. Nothing is forever.
This journal is only temporary. In the meantime, I invite you to enjoy your time here. Feel free to comment on my posts.