Cellphone “diaries”? Whatever next?

If you’ve been following my few recent posts about writing journals etc, you will have read that aside of making your own, you can buy ready-made notebook journals….there are so many types and styles, the mind boggles.

In the end, it’s down to personal preference. Amongst all these types, there’s one which has been running for many years, and it’s the Moleskine range.

I won’t go into their history or what’s available, as it’s a very large company and writing articles about them would give them an unfair advantage over smaller makers….these guys already have a huge marketing policy anyway.

But what caught my eye recently was news about how even journal makers are succumbing to the mad technological rush, by offering an app that you can download onto your cellphone and “write” your notes into it! Can you believe it?

By doing that, what was once a relaxing pursuit, a pastime that allowed us to slow down, get out of the rat race for a few minutes and write down our thoughts with pen in hand and on real paper, is now being relegated to the dustbin.

I know lots of people are using their cellphones as notebooks or diaries, but please hear me out….it’s just not the same thing as writing things down in a notebook, the old fashioned way.

Typing keys or inputting your notes by touchpad on a cellphone, tablet or laptop is NOT the same thing, period.

I for one have never used anything other than proper notebooks or diaries, to write my thoughts or muses. And I feel really relaxed and content when I’ve done that. Somehow, typing into a laptop or cellphone does nothing for me!




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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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