Of journals….

I’ve been reading a bit about journaling …..incidentally a diary is a journal is a diary. The two words are interchangeable. While googling, I discovered that there are many misconceptions about the diary and the journal being two very different things. Would really like your feedback on this.

I’m also a big fan of published diaries- it is ironic that what you write for yourself can become an object of some other’s scrutiny.

Here’s an excerpt of the article I wrote @ Indireads:

“I like the idea of a journal because I write it for me, meaning am my Target Audience—this gives my imagination a lot of free rein.

Take a look at some of poet Bernadette Mayer’s journal concepts: Dreams, food, finances, ideas, love, ideas for architects, city designs…even telephone conversations. There are six pages of journaling ideas and concepts that Bernadette lists. It is a landmine of prompts and I’m thinking of posting it in my room. You should too.”

Please do visit the site to read more and do comment.


neelthemuse@ 2013




4 thoughts on “Of journals…. Leave a comment

  1. diary, journal, and daily meditations – very much aligned i’d think 🙂

    whether exactly, not sure; different words, slightly differing connotations at least

    beyond that, hmmmm, food for thought 🙂 thanks neelima!


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