Poll: Do you keep a journal, blog or diary?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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A diary and a blog Jul 9, 2013

I've kept a diary with brief entries for 30 years - few profound musings. Since January, I've been musing in my blog: www.livingmyinvinciblesummer.com.

A long time ago, I did keep an exhaustive journal for a year or so, which turned out to be the basis for my recent book: "Finding My Invincible Summer." Now I'm in the process of shredding it while keying in some of the important information I don't want to forget.


 

Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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A journal Jul 9, 2013

I write once a week, every Sunday, in my journal, almost always work related. It helps me remember that I've been through worse problems than the ones that I'm facing now and I really like seeing how much my wife and I's businesses have grown.

I'm sure that this Sunday's entry will be written in HTML, since I'm dreaming in it now. On the plus side, my profile looks cooler!


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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No Jul 9, 2013

and why?

If I have any time, then there are many other things which are far more important - Family!


 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
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Yes, a journal Jul 9, 2013

Not on a daily basis though ... and not necessarily related to translation work.
But whenever I think of or hear or read something I don't want to forget or want to use for research or in articles I plan to write (one of my hobbies is freelance journalism).


 

Teresa Borges
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No! Jul 9, 2013

A very similar question was asked not so long ago: http://www.proz.com/forum/poll_discussion/214888-poll:_do_you_have_a_blog-page2.html

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Other Jul 9, 2013

Teresa Borges wrote:

A very similar question was asked not so long ago: http://www.proz.com/forum/poll_discussion/214888-poll:_do_you_have_a_blog-page2.html


Which I've answered back then.icon_wink.gif


 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
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Couldn't agree more Jul 9, 2013

Michael Harris wrote:

and why?

If I have any time, then there are many other things which are far more important - Family!


 

Kitty Brussaard  Identity Verified
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No Jul 9, 2013

I simply wouldn't know where to find the timeicon_smile.gif

 

Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
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No Jul 9, 2013

I know some people love it, but I'm not called to keep a diary or journal. At times I have kept a book of doodles/drawings or quotes I like, though.

PS This one is cool:

http://dailymandala.blogspot.com/

[Edited at 2013-07-09 16:37 GMT]


 

Paula Dieli  Identity Verified
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Don't need another task Jul 10, 2013

It would just feel like another task on my to-do list. If I was going to do something else work-related with that time, I'd rather spend it doing more detailed project record keeping/analysis, add more terms to my termbase, clean up my TM etc.

 

Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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Yes, blogs - 6 of them, 5 in Hindi 1 in English Jul 10, 2013

Yes, I have dabbled in blogs. The past tense because now most of my blogs are defunct, as I haven't written anything in them for months.

I started my blogs because I like creative writing a lot and translation somehow did not satisfy this need. I used to write a post a day on all my five Hindi blogs. The English one was less active.

Here is the main one, Jaihindi (http://jaihindi.blogspot.in/), which is my hold-all blog in which I write on anything under the sun. It comes closest to my diary, but it is not written in a diary style. It is more a collection of the various types of writings I have done so far. It is also the first blog I started. It currently have 69 followers, who all are pretty miffed with me for I haven't written anything for a long time.

One of these blogs, Keralpuran (http://keralpuran.blogspot.in/), is connected with translation for in it I am publishing the translation I have done of a Malayalam classic into Hindi. These are a collection of folk stories of Kerala and are very gripping to read. They cover every aspect of Kerala culture - history, legends, heroes, temples, elephants (yes elephants (tame) form a crucial aspect of Kerala culture), buffoons, warriors, ghosts, gods and goddesses, kings and even cooks and medicine men.

One blog, printf-scanf, (http://printf-scanf.blogspot.in/) is a tutorial in Hindi of the computer language C. I started this blog with great ambition of filling it up with tutorials on C++, HTML, Java, and other computer languages, but never progressed beyond C.

Bal Jaihindi, (http://baljaihindi.blogspot.in/) is my children's blog.

Kudaratnama, (http://kudaratnama.blogspot.in/) is a blog on nature, environment and wildlife.

Jaihindi Magazine (http://jaihindimagazine.blogspot.in/) is my English blog.

I still hope to someday revive all my blogs, and even begin new ones. For example, one purely devoted to translation. There are several good blogs on translation in English, but few in Hindi, so if I begin one in Hindi, it would be a useful contribution to Hindi translators.

Let us see.

[Edited at 2013-07-10 06:53 GMT]


 

Leticia Klemetz, CT  Identity Verified
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"Several of the above" Jul 10, 2013

I keep a personal journal with some regularity.

Then I have a blog for personal growth, languages, and business (among other subjects) in which I write in English and Spanish and my business partner writes in Spanish, at www.shamay.eu.

And thirdly, I have a blog which is intended rather as a database of resources for Cystic Fibrosis, in Spanish, in order to share my experiences with people with CF, mainly in South America.


 


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