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What is a Diary

It's fast, easy, and fun to keep a private online diary through Penzu's website or mobile app. Many people keep diaries every day, but are those diaries really secure? They aren't unless they're hidden in an app or on a private website! Secure behind passwords, the days of siblings stealing paper diaries are over.

Many people keep diaries, in fact, famous politicians at the beginning of the American Revolution were known to keep private thoughts in notebooks. If diaries did not exist, some of the country's best wisdom could have been lost. Diaries are valuable views into the past, and they reveal thoughts that may have died with the author, if a daily diary had not been kept.

A diary is a book full of the writings of the owner. Traditionally, diaries have been kept in paper journals, written in pen, pencil, crayon, or whatever medium desired by the writer. Recently, diaries have been converted to electronic form, such as blogs or online journals. Many people do not feel comfortable posting their private thoughts for the public to view, so some companies, such as Penzu, have created private online diaries. The diary is a blank slate, ready for the owner to write whatever he or she feels. Penzu diaries, however, are private, password protected, and cannot be accessed by the general public.

Why Write a Diary?

When people use Penzu for electronic diary needs, they discover a world of blank paper just waiting to be filled. Writing a diary is good for the mind, and it helps reduce stress, as it brings out the day's worries. Getting thoughts out on paper helps people stay organized, keeps goals on track, and pulls the day's worries into the open. Writing is proven to be therapeutic, and many therapists suggest keeping a diary for their patients who need extra help in communications.

Using a Diary Template

Following a diary template can make writing regularly in a diary even easier. Check out this article on diary templates here on Penzu for more tips about how to use them.

Diary Types

Health Diary

A health diary is not just a list of medical readings and calorie counts. It is a way to record feelings, goals, activities, surrounding events, and results for any particular area of health. Read more.

Electronic Diary

Whatever your reasons for keeping a diary, you will surely appreciate the ease and convenience of an electronic diary. Read more.

School Diary

Unlike printed diaries, which we agree are pretty “bleh”, electronic school diaries are much more customizable and some have multiple categories pre-set for you. Read more.

Wedding Diary

There are so many moving parts involved in your big day that it's easy to lose sleep. The good news? There is a way to organize your wedding. Read more.

Secret Diaries

Everybody has certain things they don't wish to share with others. That's why a secret diary is so important to many people. Read more.

Academic Diary

An academic diary can take some the stress and hassle out of your life by making sure you manage your responsibilities for school better. Read more.

Food Diary

Food diaries are an excellent way to track what you're eating. Read more.