July 28th, 2021

The Allure of a Digital Journal

From Jamie Todd Rubin

Over the years, for instance, I have made several attempts at keeping my journal in digital form, instead of in notebooks of various kinds. My reasons for doing this always seem pure. I type faster than I handwrite. It My typing is not illegible when I type faster. My hands grow less tired when I type. I think this means I’ll write more on a computer than I would in a notebook.

Ends up, he journalled lots for a short amount of time and then missed a huge span of time.

I've been using Daily Notes in Obsidian for a few months now and I'm starting to feel something similar. I haven't missed a day I usually do some form of journalling, but I'm missing the notebook for it's timeblocking glancability. I'm specifically missing my weekly spread.