Online day journal?
August 26, 2010 11:51 AM Subscribe
Looking for a specific type of online blog/diary/journal..
posted by Kattiara17 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
My dad has, for the past 25 years or so, kept a sort of mini journal. Each year, he'll buy a small datebook; if something interesting or of note happens on a given day, he'll jot it down. Never more than a sentence or two. Dinners with friends, birthdays, holidays, etc, make up the majority of the entries. There are a decent number of days where nothing will be recorded (he's not the type to write 'work as usual' or something similar, just to create an entry.
Several years ago, he wanted to condense the literally dozens of small notebooks he had accumulated, so he bought a big spiral ring notebook. Across the top of each page is a day (so, page 1 is 'January 1st,' page 2 is 'January 2nd' etc.). Going down the left hand side, he writes in the year and the entry (assuming there is one). If there were no entries on that day for a given year, nothing is written. Therefore, if you open the book randomly, you might see a page like:
1986 - Dinner with the Smiths -- lasagna
1987 - Doctor's visit for John -- ear infection
1992 - Mary had a playdate at Sally's
1995 - Going upstate for the weekend
2001 - Coldest day in April since 1972
If you opened to a 'big' date, such as Christmas or a family birthday, there would be entries for basically every single year.
I'm looking to replicate this as closely as possible online. Are there any blog or journal type sites that have a similar setup -- or any that would allow me to customize it to be pretty similar? In my mind, I visualize having each day as a separate page, with forward and back links to the appropriate ones (i.e. so you would see all the entries for April 14, and then be able to click forward to April 15).