I'm curious. How many of you who blog also keep a personal handwritten (or typed, I suppose) journal. If you do, is that where you first write your ideas for you blog posts or do you use your handwritten journal for a completely different purpose? Is it topical? A book of sketches? Musings too personal to share in the blogosphere?
I used to keep a handwritten journal and I've recently started one up again because I think it's important to have a place where I can write absolutely anything I want (because, while my blog is fairly open with names and personal happenings, it is self-censored). But I'm finding that blogging has spoiled me for journaling because I miss the interaction and the comments. I'm just wondering if others have better luck with this.
As always, I love your input.
Also: I've finally found a 3-column based template to use with Blogger. So more changes will be coming soon and will hopefully be the last for a while. I think I'm going to go with only having a color scheme in the header and/or columns and simple black on white text for the postings. My plan is to change the header frequently but to keep the posting scheme the same.
UPDATE: the template is in place, what do you think?