i’ve never kept a journal. i’ve always wanted to because i think it sounds cool and smart. unfortunately, my life has never been that exciting and i could never think of enough to write about. perhaps, my search for a journaling philosophy that works for me has ended. finally, a minimalist approach…
200 years ago, john quincy adams kept a journal during his travels to russia as a diplomat. each of his daily entries fit on one line of paper and averaged between 110-120 characters (they are being referred to as twitteresque…). for example, the entry for august 7th reads like this, “Fog. No Observation. Spoke a fishing Schooner from Grand Bank, bound to Plymouth. Read Chantreau’s travels.”
you can read the entire story here: John Quincy Adams, Twitterer?
or you can celebrate the 200th anniversary of the diary by following the daily twitter feed: twitter: JQAdams_MHS
and here is today’s entry for my journal: Hot and Sunny. Business Lunch at Panera. Pizza with family for dinner. Continued reading Wiseman.
not bad for a first entry if you ask me… what would your daily entry look like for today?