When I was younger I always kept one. One of those lockable ones to keep intruders out but which in fact would probably be really easy to break into if you cared that much about what I had written in it.
I never kept them, which is one thing in my life I do regret. I stopped writing in them in my late teens and never got back into it. I would always buy one and then never keep it up. Then I found blogging, and I feel like this is my journal, except that some people read it, it’s not locked.
It’s isn’t as private as a journal you can stuff in your knickers drawer, and so I am a bit careful about what I type on here, I would never write about any specific person or problem at work for example, but that doesn't mean it isn’t a true window into my life.
I wonder if people write a journal as well as post on a blog and if you write about totally different things in each.
Have you kept every journal you ever wrote? And do you let anyone read them or are they still locked/stuffed into your knickers drawer?