July 29, 2004 2:17 PM   Subscribe

Private online journals. Is LiveJournal the best option? [more inside]

I don't want a blog, I just want to keep a record of my thoughts online that only I can read. I don't have experience in web design, and Blogger charges to password protect blogs. So is posting private LiveJournal entries the best way to do this free?
posted by ALongDecember to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Yep. LiveJournal or one of the clones: DeadJournal, uJournal, greatestjournal, etc..

Can't beat free
posted by misterioso at 2:57 PM on July 29, 2004

Best answer: Along the same lines as LiveJournal are Xanga and Diaryland. I have used Xanga in the past, and as a simple, private log without the bells and whistles, it's great.
posted by dual_action at 3:00 PM on July 29, 2004

well, there's wordpad and a usb drive. does it need to be on the web?
posted by Hackworth at 5:55 PM on July 29, 2004

Response by poster: true, but access from anywhere and not worrying about drive failure is nice. How often do blog entries disappear on something as large as LiveJournal?
posted by ALongDecember at 6:27 PM on July 29, 2004

I've never had a blog entry disappear from LJ in 3+ years of use. However, be warned that LJ can mess up when initially attempting to post an entry. always keep a copy in textpad or something for a few minutes untill you're sure LJ's servers accepted the post.
posted by jmd82 at 7:35 PM on July 29, 2004

There are also a bunch of windows programs that will let you post to LJ without going through their site; kind of handy.
posted by Tlogmer at 2:55 AM on July 30, 2004

Keep it anywhere you want and password-protect the section. No?
posted by madman at 4:40 AM on July 30, 2004

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