Not the file system-related type.
Some of you may be familiar with the practice of keeping a journal (diary, whatever). Writing down your day to organize your thoughts, improve your memory and writing, or simply for the logbook aspect of it. Of course you can also use it to write about random thoughts as they come across your path during the day. Lately I’ve been reading a couple articles and posts here and there from people I follow, who happen to be keeping journals. And I’m sort of tempted to jump in as well?
My memory doesn’t always serve me as well as I wish it would, so maybe keeping a journal can help improve that. Granted, I occasionally write blog posts as if they were journal entries, if something eventful happened or “quality” content isn’t flowing well. While that act as a form of memory exercise, I usually leave out a lot of details, contort reality slightly to make it more interesting to read, et cetera. (Don’t worry though, I’d never lie to you!) And of course the more personal things get left out, so “entries” never have complete coverage.
For that reason, while my blog may be a good source for a general overview of what’s important to me and what I’m experiencing around a moment in time, it’ll never be a super great source for my descendants to learn from. Well, neither would my journal. I’d have to compile a set of documents specifically written for that purpose, including allusions to strange phenomena as if they were common-place in the time period my life takes place. Yeah, that’d be fun, trolling my grand-children.
Anyway, maybe I’ll start keeping a journal. Then again, maybe I won’t. I’ll see.