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In my early 20s, I got introduced to online journaling (aka LJ), and later on blogs. I used them extensively and nattered on about just about everything in my life. In my late 20s, I got introduced to 750Words, in which I nattered on privately and even more intimately.

Then, in my mid-30s, I went through some serious life upheavals and changes, and I found that even journaling "privately" on someone else's server felt uncomfortable and potentially invasive. I've moved through various versions of offline-but-still electronic journaling, and then moving into old fashioned pen and paper. I've even become proficient in a form of shorthand/code to further increase my privacy (but sadly means whoever inherits them will probably not be very interested in them :P)

Anyway! The thing is, when I reverted to private journaling, I left my online journals in neglect, and even now, I'm finding myself having trouble knowing what to write on them, because either I feel like I'm not being personal enough, or I'm revealing too much. Even behind locked posts.

So now that I've blabbed on about myself, I turn to ask you--what do you put on your online/public journals? How does it differ from what goes into your private journals? I find high value in journaling privately, but I miss being part of an online journaling community. Please give me advice on how to be an online journaler again!
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I have just purchased a Leuchtturm1917 A5 dot grid in navy blue. *rubs hands together in glee*

I have also just purchased a pack of Papermate Inkjoy gel pens and some Pilot Precise pens in .7. I am ready to journal!!

I have to admit that I am currently using my work planner to keep me on track and get everything done; I'm thinking of approaching the Leuchtturm1917 as more of an artsy type project--more like the collections pages in a bullet journal than the actual functional part of a bujo. LOL I realize this might be Doing It Wrong, but I'm having an inordinate amount of fun being creative and drawing and stickering.

Does anybody have recs for decorative pages or pretty collections or layouts that you can link me to? Or show me a picture in your own journal I can use for inspiration?

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