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Can You Keep Journals?
It should be pretty obvious by the fact that I read this site. 40%
I have all my life. 20%
No - no discipline. 40%
I only know how to read. Yet to figure out writing. 0%

Votes: 5

 The Writer

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Nov 05, 2001
In which the author starts this diary in the same manner she has each of the past gajillion.

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Oh yes. Another diary. This time, other people can read it, but don't know who the hell I am. I've never done this sort before. I've done the little bound books with padlocks and keys, unassuming spiral notebooks, WordPerfect files with and without passwords.

It never lasts. Maybe a month or two. Then I forget. I start spending the night at a new boyfriend's place too often, or I simply forget. Then I find it a few months later and cringe at how tragic I thought I was. I can't bear to believe that I really enjoyed having sex with the previous creep, and I toss it. Most of my journals that I haven't detstroyed already have the first thirty pages ripped out.

I guess I just don't have the artistic temperament, either to keep a journal over a prolonged period of time, or to stomach the melodramatic tripe horny teenage girls write. But I do know how words fit together, so I am determined to learn how to write.


sex and diaries (none / 0) (#1)
by nathan on Mon Nov 5th, 2001 at 07:51:20 PM PST
If I understand correctly, you have a recurring problem, where you:
  • start a diary,
  • start sleeping with a guy,
  • forget about your diary,
  • get turned off him,
  • destroy your diary as a painful reminder of when you weren't (turned off.)

    If you begin a new diary as soon as your next relationship fails, you should be able to get some idea if there's causality here. If starting a new diary makes you meet new men, you could have a long string of exciting relationships. Hell, if starting a diary could make men stop meeting me, I'd be all over it.

    Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

    Some words of encouragement (none / 0) (#2)
    by Anonymous Reader on Mon Nov 5th, 2001 at 09:22:14 PM PST
    There are those who find internet diaries to be inept exercises in narcissistic prose. I am proud to say that I am not one of these. Those people are usually anti-social introverts, incapable of showing and interest in anything that does not stem from themselves. Do not allow yourself to be swayed by them.

    There are too few serious, honest and sincere diarists on the internet. Most internet diarists seem to take a "because it's there" approach to diary writing. This leads to diaries that are flat and lifeless. This is unfortunate. I find the diary entries of a dedicated and adept diarist to be among the most engaging forms of short prose.

    I beg of you, please continue to write, and don't be ashamed to unleash whatever thoughts or feelings you have upon us. Writing a diary is not about presenting the events of your life, or demonstrating the depth of your feelings or the cleverness of your thoughts. It is about presenting yourself as a person, as an impression built from the minutae of your life.

    Your audience awaits.

    hey let's stop this prejudice (none / 0) (#4)
    by alprazolam on Tue Nov 6th, 2001 at 09:00:31 AM PST
    against anti social introverts, who are the last legally persecuted group in America (probably the rest of the civilised world as well). We are plenty capable of showing interest in the rest of the world, just because most of us have deemed you to be unappealing and possibly offensive, doesn't mean that goes for everybody else. My advice to you is to refrain from talking in a loud, nasally voice, and to consider bathing more often, if necessary.

    My question is. (none / 0) (#3)
    by TheReverand on Tue Nov 6th, 2001 at 08:33:52 AM PST
    How many chicks we got reading this site anyway? It seems there are a disproportionate amount compared to the number of lonely geeks.

    Shouldn't it be 1 ppm or something? Not counting all the impersonators of course.

    I told you... (none / 0) (#5)
    by bc on Tue Nov 6th, 2001 at 11:05:24 AM PST
    ...that adequacy would attract, oooh, dozens and dozens of 'chicks'!

    I'm very happy about this, we should be able to secure syndication deals with Homemakers Weekly, Hello! magazine and the like, when the time comes. It is nice to see a broadening of our appeal across the sex barrier, and if we continue writing about Britney Spears I don't see why this shouldn't continue.

    ♥, bc.


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