They often allow readers to contribute through comments or community posting.
Modern online diary platforms may allow the writer to make entries from a PC, tablet or smart phone. Online diaries soon caught the attention of the media with the publication of the book 24 Hours in Cyberspace (1996) which captured personal profiles of the people involved in early web pages.
Pillowbooks of Japanese court ladies and Asian travel journals offer some aspects of this genre of writing, although they rarely consist exclusively of diurnal records.
The scholar Li Ao (9th century AD), for example, kept a diary of his journey through southern China.
Today the term is generally employed for personal diaries, normally intended to remain private or to have a limited circulation amongst friends or relatives.
The word "journal" may be sometimes used for "diary," but generally a diary has (or intends to have) daily entries, whereas journal-writing can be less frequent.
In recent years, however, there is internal evidence in some diaries (e.g.So, for Christmas, I bought him a starter loch trout rod kit from our local fishing tackle shop. ” I chuckled, “I’ll see what I can do.” So when I…In collaboration with Tasty, Easy Lamb.Come March…The perfect Canadian recipe to celebrate Canada Day! To help celebrate, here’s a recipe from my handwritten notebook, a recipe I brought with me when I immigrated from Canada to Scotland in 1999. Every now and again the sun comes out in Shetland and it’s all systems go to make the most out of it while it lasts.A prolific correspondent from her childhood until her death in 2002 aged 101, her missives to family and friends span her idyllic childhood at Glamis Castle, her family home in Scotland, through both World Wars and her experiences of marrying into the Royal family.In January 1923, following a three-year courtship by the Duke, the then Elizabeth Bowes Lyon wrote to one of her closest friends of feeling “terrified” at the prospect of marrying into the Royal family, having finally accepted the Duke’s proposal.