Monday, November 17, 2008

Online Journal

When I started my blog, I also started an online journal. Yes, there is a difference - you will most likely not see some of the things that I write in my journal while I am alive. They are my more deep, personal thoughts. I do use the two hand in hand though. A lot of times I copy and paste what is in my blog to my journal, then add to it if I need or want to. I figure that the end of every year (or two) I will have my journal printed and bound. So I am about to do that for the first time through the website I've been using, Pyxlin. The point of my post - Do any of you know of a great online journal website? I have not been thrilled with Pyxlin. They have been okay, but haven't done the upgrades and changes yet that I have been hoping and waiting for for over a year now. Please share if you have any tips!

9 comments:

The Russell's said...

OK - SO EXCITED ABOUT...

WWW.LDSJOURNAL.COM

I LOVE THE FEATURES THAT IT BRINGS WITH IT. THE WEB SITE IS STILL IN BETA SO IT CAN BE A LOT SLOW AT TIMES, BUT NORMALLY IT WORKS WELL. IT HAS TONS OF PROMPTS TO JOURNAL ABOUT, WHICH I HAVE FOUND VERY HELPFUL - AND WHEN YOU HAVEN'T JOURNALED IN A BIT IT SENDS OUT REMINDERS VIA EMAIL - "HEY WE'VE MISSED YOU - HERE'S A JOURNAL PROMPT PLEASE VISIT US SOON!" I KNOW THERE ARE OTHERS - BUT I LIKE THE GOSPEL CONNECTION INVOLVED IN MY JOURNALING... CHECK IN OUT - BRIG

Lopez Life said...

i just discovered http://blogger.sharedbook.com/serve/blog2go/bridge.html?blog_domain=www.lopezlife123.blogspot.com


i think it's pretty cool..

Logan and Ashley said...

I have no advice, but I am glad you blogged about this, because I really want to do an online journal. I am excited to check out these other sites and see what they offer! Way to go with the whole journaling thing. I think writing is the best gift that is left after some one has gone on in this world. I love reading loved ones journals! Thanks for the boost in my desire to do this!!

mallorycumrine said...

My vote is for ldsjournal.com. I love it! It is so awesome-it has different categories you can write about or if you want, you can just start with a blank page and go from there. The best part about it is you can request a paper bound version whenever you want! Check it out!

MandJC said...

ldsjournal.com is pretty good. I've been using it for a few months, and my most favorite feature is that you can set it to email you reminders if you haven't written in it. I love that feature, my journal is definitely more current than it used to be.

Jeffrey Harmon said...

Hi,

So sorry you have been frustrated with Pyxlin.

Pyxlin has just changed ownership, and you are going to start seeing a lot of changes here in the next few months. For a year now it has been an underdeveloped project. Give us some time we will win you heart.

In the mean time, here are some other options:

As mentioned above: www.ldsjournal.com (they seem smart and innovative. A bit slow, but they say they will have hardbound books by the end of this year). They give you 100MB free space and then, if I understand right you will need to upgrade.

www.penzu.com great because they are SUPER simple. Completely FREE. No hardbound books. Really like an online version of MS notepad.

www.yojournal.com also no book, but they have widgets you can go in and keep track of your exercise, books you have read, movies... They also have catagories. 14 day free trial then $20 (or so a year).

www.Diary.com This is like a mix between a blog and a journal. They have shared journals as well, I am not a fan of it for journaling, but loads of people like it.

Hope this helps. Once again, SO sorry you have not been impressed, I promise to win you back. Let me know your ideas to improve Pixlin (the new spelling of our name), we will listen.

Team Pixlin

Jeffrey Harmon
jeffrey.harmon AT gmail

Janice said...

Cami, that is such a great idea.. I have honestly never even heard of anything like that...where have I been?? I am going to have to go check out some of the websites that people are recomending.

Lydia Moon said...

Like others, I'm glad you brought this up. I like the idea, and I want to try it out. I just have not started looking for anything yet. Is typing your journal as theraputic as handwriting? That might be my one drawback. :)
Lydia

Björn Weinbrenner said...

I know that this thread is a bit old, but I think it's still relevant for people interesting in online journals.
I would like to add a new player: monkkee. It's completely free, it has a nice editor for your entries, you can tag entries like in yojournal, but the most important feature is the security. As it has a client-side encryption concept it's safer than any other online journal. For really private journaling it should be considered.
Regards
Björn