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moonman239

Think you don't keep a journal? Think again.

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As my browser window was open to an LDS.org article entitled, "You're Already Doing Family History", I had a thought. Every Facebook status update you share, every text message conversation you have, and every photo you've taken could be considered a journal entry, though nothing beats taking time out of your day to reflect on everything you've done and everything you felt and, perhaps, all the service that others have done for you.

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This is true. I believe there's even a service or some kind of app that will make a "year book" out of your Facebook and or other social media accounts. I can't remember if it's virtual or an actual book that's put together and mailed to you... It's not free, though, I don't think.

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So true. But I do not put too much feeling or share deep thoughts in FB or other posts. I usually only keep them on the light side. If I wouldn't normally share topics or discuss items with anyone, I won't post them. 

 

I do use, on occasion, my FB posts as my journal entry though. I use an app on my phone that is also on my home computer that allows me to add a photo to the entry. It also keeps track of where I was at, when I made the entry, the weather, if during the day I drove/walked/ran/flew. I also tag my entries with tags such as "loving wife" or "adventure" which can be searched for later. I can view my entries as a list, or in calendar format.

 

I have been going back and using certain FB posts or pictures and making entries from the past. I tell you what, I never kept a journal, but this app has gotten me excited about logging my true thoughts about stuff I never would have written down on paper. I just like technology I suppose. The app is named Day One. 

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Our descendants will take one look at us doing the duckface in pictures, and conclude "Old people are weird" :P

 

Except it's not the old people who are doing these faces.  :)

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