Prompt 6: Journals and Diaries

Originally Published  October 6, 2013

I don’t really keep a journal or diary but I do blog quite a bit for the past couple of years and I participated in the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History blogging prompts series and now I  am participating in this series.  I wrote the previous series as well as this series with my niece and nephews in mind.  I want them to know about my life and my views on my personal history as well as historical events which I witnessed in my life.


The prompt for week 6 is Journals and Diaries

Do you keep a journal or diary?

How far back do they go? What do you record?

Where do you keep them?

Do you always buy the same one or vary them?

Have you inherited any?

Do you intend to pass along your journals or destroy them?


Do you have a favourite?

What do you use to write with – biro, pencil, ink or fountain pen?

 The Book of Me, Written by You is a real opportunity to explore your memories, thoughts, information from your life, things that you can remember, and perhaps the passing on of oral history. This is a chance to explore yourself and create a legacy for future generations. This is truly a road of self discovery and exploration. The prompts will be delivered each week from 31st August 2013 through until the end of December 2014 via Thomas at Geneabloggers and via the Anglers Rest blog. There is a Facebook group set up read for discussion. You can read all about the project and find out what it is all about and sign up to the Facebook page HERE