Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hi; If you are responding to the question "what distinctions do you make between blogging and journal writing?' please leave your responses under this post's comments.


John Hayes said...

Hi Randy:

Very glad I made it by to check out your blog-- really well-written & thought-provoking; I'll be looking forward to future posts.

If I were to draw a distinction between journal-writing (which I haven't done for quite some time) & blogging, I'd characterize the latter as "more formal," not necessarily in terms of tone, but not so much stream-of-consciousness-- simply because I'm putting it out for others to read. But that's just my personal distinction (in line with your previous post); I don't use it as a rule for other blogs. There are several blogs I enjoy a lot that appear to be "written off the top" of the blogger's head.

berd said...

Hey Randy,

I received your question, and I have been thinking about it.

In terms of answering your question of how journal-writing differs from blogging, the first response I have is that I tend to be less personal with blogging - focusing more on the outer, rather than the inner.

Sometimes I blog about personal experiences - but no where near as much as when journaling.

For example, I don't blog about crushes, nor so much about personal emotions or psychology...

But maybe that will change. I think it's good to get personal and open up and be vulnerable.

Expression of feelings and such.