Today, I was teaching my students about primary documents. I was explaining the difference between primary and secondary sources, and I thought about my own primary source for my life: this blog.
I think that's why I'm so proud of myself for keeping up with blog posts daily, because I failed so miserably at keeping a diary. The difference between the two though, is that this blog isn't just about what I did each day. It was meant more as an informational tool for others than a keepsake for me. I'm sure I'll look back on these posts years from now and be really glad that I wrote about my life, because it is such a great primary source to record my life, but it's very different from a diary.
Have you or a loved one ever tried to keep a diary? How long did yours last?
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