Lu had a comment on Karen’s Page Per Day Journaling post, asking how to write something interesting that she would like to read later. She said she found her journal entries boring and never wanted to read them later.
This is a great question, and I think it’s something a lot of people face with journaling.
I posted a reply saying I experienced the same thing for years. I would write page after page in my journal about my thoughts and feelings, on and on. I never, ever read those pages.
A few years ago I had a total shift in how I thought of journaling. Instead of hashing out my emotions, instead I created a record. I just wrote what happened in my days. I captured memories, wrote cute things my kids said and did, jotted quotes, wrote about wildlife sightings. etc.
I love to look back through these pages to see what I and my family did each day. I’ve been writing this way daily for more than two years now, and it has become an excellent record of my years.
So to answer the original question: think about what types of content you would enjoy reading later, and write to that.
What do you write that you enjoy reading later?