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Whenever I even so much glance at my front page, my eyes always drift to my featured journal, which, no matter what the subject, grows more and more outdated with each passing day. Almost on a daily basis do I think, "Man, I should really write a new journal," and then it doesn't happen until... however long later; usually a long time.

So yesterday I had the random idea to go and read my old journals; I've written so few that I very easily navigated back to the first journal I'd written on dA, back on the 20th of May in 2010. And I started reading them in order; my reflections on my P90X experience, writing about it every Monday. And then missing a week three weeks in and writing it a couple of days late. And then writing it a week late. And then it turned to two journals a month. And one journal a month. And then finally averaged out into one journal every two months. And the subjects varied.

It's fun reading them; brings all sorts of flashbacks. Not the bad kind, though! I take care not to write about anything particularly negative. The weird part is that I don't recognize myself much in the REALLY old ones. I hadn't realized how my writing style changed, as well as my whole attitude in general, specifically before and after The Animation. I mean, I knew that it'd impacted me a LOT, but I never realized that it was so... significant, so noticeable. The entire process is kind of a blur to me now; I can't say I remember what happening during it aside from stress and pressure and frustration and pressure and STRESS.

I kinda wonder, though, why I don't write them often anymore. And... when I do write them, I ponder what sort of significance an event has to have in order for me to write about it. What kind of things inspire you all to write journals? What kind of subjects do you tend to tell about? I'm really quite curious.


And, to finish off, my usual plug. GO READ QUASICAKE! <3


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MiharuShiro Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually what really changed in my journals is the frequency: back then I used to write every other day or so, now I log in every once in a while. I noticed too that my writing style has changed, that's a funny thing to see! I feel kind of awkward reading my very first entries. Hehehe XD of course it changes as you grow older. They were also full of smileys and icons. I still like them, I just forgot all the codes XD
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applePAI Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Heeee XD Isn't it neat to look back? <3
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MiharuShiro Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kind of awkward but neat ♥ XD
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Elokoin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would write a ton of journals at a time but I find bitching on the internet to be very unproductive.
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applePAI Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
I do as well.
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Kultasuu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
I kind of have that same proplem with journals...xDD
Never know what to write in them. :'D
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applePAI Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
XD /HIGH FIVE
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Aoi-Rikyri Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
When I read my past journals, especially those years back, it's pretty embarrassing seeing how I used to type. I was such a wannabe OTL

I never know what to type lol. I always get the feeling I'm boring people, so I'd type a heck lot, and not ever submit it.

...Except once in a while when I see my journal's like months old.
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applePAI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ahah XD saaaaaaame.

I do the saaaaaame thing ;v;
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Zaleho Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
i looked at my old journals and they made me want to delete them, so i did xD i dont make many journals here on DA... just loads of them on my friends-locked LJ :V cause i hate having my stupid rambling in public very long, i guess? xD i always think theres a lot to write about... i write ALL the time on LJ but DA is more watchers than friends so i guess i think people here are more likely to not care what i write :V so i just dont bother lol. LJ i write about anything on my mind, from spam to real life to thinking about whatever subject is on my mind that day. DA journals... i dunno :V i guess theyre just as random but posted less often to avoid making my inbox too big xD my DA journals are pretty self-censored, too. LJ is where i let it ALL out |D
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