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Why I Keep My Diary Online

What's behind the trend toward online diaries?

Web-based diaries are becoming increasingly popular, with apps like Diary with Lock providing easy access to customizable journaling software. But some people wonder why online diaries are becoming so popular, when hard-copy diaries are still around. The reasons people prefer diary apps are numerous, so I'll take a brief look at the most important ones here.

But first, let's look at why people keep diaries to begin with.

Journaling is Healthy

Psychologists point out that journaling, or daily writing in a diary, can help people process their emotions in a highly effective manner. Free from the judgment of other people, a writer feels free to talk about the events of the day made them feel. This leads to increased emotional intelligence and – in the long run – better relationships.

It Can Improve Your Memory

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology showed that keeping a daily journal can actually help improve your memory and understanding of events. So want to do better on that test? Start keeping a diary!

It's Human Nature

Another important reason we like keeping a diary is because human beings like order. Even those of us with messy rooms have a deep-rooted need to keep the events in our lives clearly organized. Keeping a diary means keeping a written record of your life, clearly organized by date. There's just something about it that people love.

So, okay. We understand why people like keeping diaries. But what's the advantage of writing online?


As older generations know, no matter how safely you think you've hidden your diary, someone – either friend, foe, or family member – will find it. And that little push lock isn't going to keep anyone out. Online diaries, on the other hand, are incredibly secure. Create a strong password and keep it secret, and your secrets are safe.


With an app-based diary, you can create a journal that's truly unique to you. Diary with Lock allows full color customization and numerous style options. It's your diary – let it reflect who you are. And if your mood changes, you can update your diary in a snap.


Most people want to keep a diary, but it's easy to get discouraged when you forget to write. Apps like Diary with Lock have solved this problem by offering optional reminders so you won't lose a single day. Your hardcover diary was never that helpful!

100% Portable

With a diary app, you can add an entry anywhere, at any time. Sure, you could do that with a traditional physical book, but who wants to carry around a volume of their most precious secrets? With web diaries you can enjoy the convenience of having your diary on-hand at all times without the traditional risk.

Hopefully now you can see why I like keeping my diary online. It's safe, fun, and easy to use. If you haven't already made the switch to digital, give it a try! You'll never want to go back.

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