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Diary vs. Journal

While I probably want my old diaries interred with my bones or tossed in with me before cremation, I might be okay if my family or friends came across one of my journals.

Diary vs. Journal: What’s the Difference?

While we continue to do our part to save the world, let’s talk about Keeping a Journal or maybe some of you Keep Diaries.

To me, the biggest difference between a Journal and a Diary is the Lock.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash diary with lock

While I probably want my old diaries interred with my bones or tossed in with me before cremation, I might be okay if my family or friends came across one of my journals.

Let’s do a mini-topic on the Difference Between a Diary and a Journal.

Diary vs. Journal: What’s the Difference?

Is there a difference between the two?

Photo by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash stack of journals

Many people think a diary is the same thing as a journal. However, there is a difference between the two.

A diary is a book to record events as they happen.

A journal is a book used to explore ideas that take shape.

Learn more about the characteristics of diaries and journals to find out which style is best suited to your needs.

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