Blogging v. Journaling

I was talking to a coworker today telling her I was spending tonight housesitting my son’s apartment and she asked what I’d be doing. I told her having quiet time, writing and resting. She was curious about me writing and I told her I was a blogger. She reacted by saying that blogging is just journaling about your day. I didn’t really know what else to say except to me it isn’t the same at all.

I pondered her reaction for the rest of my shift. Is it just journaling? I don’t think so. I journal on occasion, but I like blogging. To me journaling is private, where blogging is sharing with others thoughts, recipes, travel experiences and the like.

What are your thoughts on this? Is there a difference to you?

I will continue to do both despite this woman’s opinion. I enjoy both. I just wish I had more energy lately to commit to daily blogging. I miss that time to myself.


6 thoughts on “Blogging v. Journaling

  1. beth

    I find it to be different from journaling. Of course some of it is based upon what happen our lives, but much of what we do is put our creative touch on things or try new things, i a safe place that we share with others. We connect and give and take feedback. A journal is more of a solitary enterprise meant only for ourselves and not wanting any opinions or feedback from anyone else

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    1. cacramer03

      …and mental stability. Let public kno mf work’in wit stacked deck!
      Journal is storytelling ’bout past involving into a predicament one is living.
      Euphemisms are mf¡


  2. Stuart Danker

    Yeah blogging is definitely different from journalling. On the flip side, I believe all bloggers want to share their work, despite some saying they only ‘write for themselves’, because if they truly wanted to write only for their own eyes, they’d choose to journal instead. Anyway, thanks for this post!

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  3. Sumiko Courtney

    Good question! For me, I try to keep my blog focused on its theme (creativity, music and journaling through songwriting). However, anything is fair game for my journal! In actuality, my journal is often filled with frustrations, complaints and other heavy stuff I need to unload from my brain. My journal helps me work through situations I’m struggling with. My blog helps me go deeper into songcraft as I learn through writing it.

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