I’ve been trying to keep an electronic journal for a loooong time now. I know a lot of people think of a blog as an electronic journal, but that’s not what I mean. I mean something that isn’t out there in the public. Something that’s the modern version of the cute little diary with the combination lock that I had as a tween and teen. Then when I started Project Life (which I’ve fallen behind on–don’t judge–I have issues with starting projects and then falling miserably behind on them…it could almost be classified as a sickness), I realized that I needed some way to keep daily notes for my journaling. I started keeping notes in Outlook on each day on the calendar, but it didn’t take long before I would forget. (Being forgetful is a big problem of mine too).
Then my friend Christine, who never seems to fall behind on anything (seriously, if she wasn’t such a likeable person, I’d be totally forced to hate her on principal alone for her general togetherness), told me about Oh Life! Now this is the answer I needed. It’s a private journal. No friend requests, no posting it to the world. It’s just for you. And the best part about it? They send you an email to remind you to journal. You just hit reply to the email, write what you have to write, hit send and you’re done. You can log in to the website at any time to see all your entries. Who sat around and asked, “how can we make journaling Sherrie-proof” to come up with this fabulous idea?!?
Oh yeah…it’s free too! And you can set the frequency of the emails it sends! How’s that for fabulous? Yeah, I thought so too!
This handy little site is perfect for jotting down the day’s events for Project Life, great for helping you get down those ideas for blog posts, great for a reference for journaling on scrapbook pages (check the date-stamp on your photo, then dig up your journal for the day–at the very least it will jog your memory!) and just all-around perfect for getting into the journaling habit.
Love, love, love!