Can you suggest me a cool diary?
December 10, 2009 4:50 PM   Subscribe

Please help me to find a cool offline diary

I'd love to keep a diary. But I would like to have one that makes keeping a diary a bit more fun. What I am not looking for is a diary with blank pages. What I am looking for instead? I really do not know. Any form of diary that is a bit unusual.

For example, I like the idea of the Simple Diary but I would prefer something more serious. Maybe a diary where I mark with a cross how I felt each day and write a few lines. Or a diary that presents me with a writing task for each day.

Any suggestions?
posted by jfricke to Shopping (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Try Keri Smith's Wreck This Journal.
posted by oulipian at 6:20 PM on December 10, 2009

I have been journaling since I was knee high, and have many books of my thoughts and ideas and memories. It is fun to go back and see how they evolved over time. One from college is just a digital photo that I printed out every day and pasted one one page with a date next to it. Another is a mishmash of items pasted in from my purse with kind of a daily log of what I call "pioneer style" entries. (Example: ate yogurt for breakfast, bought new blue sweater. Will J ask me out today? 85% on econ quiz). I also went through a really terrible watercolor phase where I tried to paint a scene from my day. Others are more standard 2 page entries with a funny anecdote or joke or something really sad.

Some are just script, some are more tactile. My suggestion would be to try not to overthink it too much and just try something and see where it goes.

My absolute favorite diary is a repurposed discarded book from a children's library. Someone added pages to the binding in between original pages from the book and sold it to me. So blank but still full of a story and pictures. I wish I could find a place to buy these online, bought mine at a rummage sale.
posted by timpanogos at 6:22 PM on December 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

Try this five year diary. After a few years, you'll be able to see where you were on that day years ago. Neat concept, and only a few lines for each day so no pressure to write a ton.
posted by prefpara at 6:41 AM on December 11, 2009

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