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How would you define a good journal?--Al
-- Al Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000
a thing written by an excellent communicator, about almost anything that interests him in such a way a reader is drawn into truly thinking about what he/she just read - sometimes something uproariously hilarious that the reader chuckles about it maybe several days later and is still in memory to be related to a friend. a journal written about various parts of existance in a deeply interesting way and an unexpected essay each day. one that bares the life and soul of the journalist without being a pity party. in short "nova notes" doug
-- doug (email@example.com), January 14, 2000.
I'd been thinking about this topic a lot recently, especially as I've just started keeping a journal. I'll read someone else's journal and they'll express something far more elegantly then I ever will, so much so I wonder why I bother. The ones that touch me the most are either entries that make me laugh or cry. Where for one moment someone else describes something from an otherwise seperate life and I think "Yes, that's it exactly". Squishy, Nova Notes, Ellipses, Perfect Way. There a huge amount more that I read but these ones are outstanding for the way they reveal themselves. For that instant you can feel what they feel, see what they see. I have a huge amount of respect for that.
-- Caoimhe (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 2000.
One that is "real". One that takes you inside. One that can make a subject as seemingly uninteresting as a description of the first 20 issues of Superman comic books and leave you feeling like you have truly learned something not only about the author but of yourself.
-- Bob Beltran (email@example.com), January 17, 2000.