What are the best resources for online journaling?

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    #1GoodNight Journal

    GoodNight Journal
    Free online diary or personal journal. You can decide if your journal will be private or public and interact with other people who write on GoodNight Journal.
    Websites

    Free

    Hemant Malhotra
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "One of many resources available online but a great choice never the less. This online journal website helps me control various aspects of writing online such as privacy. I am also able to get feedback on my entries to see what I can improve on or if my work has at least made an impact on other lives. "
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    #2FitDay

    FitDay
    Online diet journal and calorie tracker for when you're trying to lose weight, looking to maintain a healthy level of fitness, or training for a specific goal. Use it online or download the app on your phone. To use with no Internet connection, install it on your PC.  
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Carl Gray
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "FitDay is awesome for those who are trying to lose weight, and want to log their efforts. You don't need an internet connection, can add food and be told what you need to do to work it off, and more. "
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    #3Monkkee

    Monkkee
    Monkkee is a safe place for personal topics, from experiences to great ideas. This online diary is private only, ensuring that your info remains safe from prying eyes. To guarantee safety, it uses comprehensive security with encryption.
    Websites

    Free

    Theresa Barrett
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I was looking for someplace secure to keep all of my juicy secrets and in my searching I found Monkkee. Sometimes I just need to write and get my frustrations out, but I don't want anyone else reading those words and I have quite enjoyed using Monkkee as an online journal. I've been using this site for about six months and haven't run into any problems yet. I intend to keep using it and plan on starting a more regular journal of my life. What a great place for online journaling!"
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    #4Prosebox

    Prosebox
    Anonymous journal writing. You can create separate journals to organize your content, and keep your entries private or public.
    Websites

    Free

    Robert Rose
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "I love to journal and sure I knew that there were many blog platforms out there for free, but I wanted something different and I wanted something unique. I wanted a platform that was dedicated and tailored to journalist like myself that gave me the tools and the elements to share my work with the world in an easy and effective way. Prosebox allows me to do that in an anonymous way and it also allows me to create many different journals for my varying interests as well. A lot of websites make it very difficult to do journalism on the go as they are difficult to use on a mobile device, but Prosebox has you covered there and their interface is very easy to use on a mobile phone. I don't have to worry about formatting no matter what device I use and the interface makes it easy to edit and add to my journal with no problem. "
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    #5Day One

    Day One

    Day One is a simple way to journal. It's easy to quickly enter your thoughts and memories and have them synced and backed up in the cloud. Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    David Moreno
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "As a daily journaler, this app is a godsend. Journaling has always been a great way to debrief and reconsider my day, but I never realized how much of the experience could be improved. With Day One, there are no faded pages and editing is a breeze."
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    #6Penzu

    Penzu
    A customizable online journal with double password protection and military strength encryption. It allows you to record emotions, activities and dreams, or keep track of milestones in a food diary or pregnancy journal.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Bryan Alvarado
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I've been very interested in getting into online journaling for quite a long time. I've read a lot about online journaling and the different blogs people have used in the past to chronicle their lives. Penzu matches up with a lot of these other sites but the presentation looks a lot more pleasant. The site has been a pleasure to use and I am glad I found it. "
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    #7Spiritual Journaling: Writing Your Way to Independence

    Spiritual Journaling: Writing Your Way to Independence
    A guide for teens and young adults on the power of creative journaling and its role in enhancing self-discovery and self-awareness. Provides encouragement for creative writing, self-expression, and self-dialogue. Includes journaling exercises to inspire creativity and cultivate self-esteem.
    Books

    Check price

    Lawrence Contreras
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "There's various writing prompts that tickle the mind with thoughts that encourage independent thinking. I think journaling is a fantastic way to learn and I love how this book has utilized journaling to teach independence. It could have been just a textbook or a self help guide book, but no. This book is engaging and facilitates active learning."
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    #8LiveJournal

    LiveJournal
    LiveJournal is a place for self-expression where people share thoughts, give advice, and exchange ideas. Thanks to its online community, it's great if you're looking to discover stories and find people who want to hear about yours.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    William Stephens
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "I've been thinking about getting into online journaling for a long time. I perused the internet testing out various platforms before I ended up going with LiveJournal. Livejournal is a well-known journaling site that has a huge community since it is been out for a long time. The lengthy age makes it more trustworthy then other sites, the platform has had years of development to make it super user friendly and the expansive community makes it hard to get bored."
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    #9Journaling for Joy: Writing Your Way to Personal Growth and Freedom

    Journaling for Joy: Writing Your Way to Personal Growth and Freedom
    Journaling for Joy enables you to take a close look at who you are and what you want. In an original approach to journaling, Joyce Chapman guides you to write from your heart and soul with the aim of arriving at joy.
    Books

    Check price

    Walter Richardson
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "I love to write. But I don't always know what to write, or when, or even sometimes how. A friend gave me Joyce Chapman's Journaling for Joy: Writing your Way to Personal Growth and Freedom, and I can honestly say it's changed my perspective to journaling. The book gives me clear and easily executable ways to connect with my emotions and to record the events, experiences, and sensations of my life. "
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    #10Travel Diaries

    Travel Diaries
    A place where you can create your own customizable travel diary or journal to capture and share your travel experiences. It lets you write, add photos and even maps to indicate your location or your entire travel route.
    Websites

    Free

    David Hernandez
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "A friend gave this to me as a present because they know that I like journaling, but personally I found it a little unnecessary. When I'm on the road and traveling or backpacking, I'm not usually glued to the internet, and I much prefer writing in my physical diary. This meant I would retype my diary entries into Travel Diaries, which just seemed like a lot of work for nothing. I'm not big on sharing things online, otherwise I could see the appeal."
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    #11Journalate

    Journalate
    Journalate is a website for private online journaling where information is secure and encrypted. It lets you write, add photos, import YouTube videos and, with the Premium version, import your most recent social media posts.
    Websites

    Free- $27/year

    Christian Payne
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "I love Journalate! I've kept a diary since I was very young but it's amazing how much room those notebooks take up. Plus if I want to write when I'm not home I have to tote it everywhere with me. I enjoy journaling online and this site is great. It's private which is important to me, I'm writing for me not for a blog, and it's very convenient to access it from wherever I feel like writing. Best of all it's free. I love how this type of technology makes my life easier!"
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    #12KindMind

    KindMind

    KindMind is a website for writing journals online which was created in 2015. This site features security by encrypting with AES-256 and using HTTPS or SSL on all services. 

    Websites

    Free

    Garrett Olson
    Written on July 21, 2018
    "The most elegant, beautiful online journal I've used. Super simple."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for online journaling
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GoodNight JournalWebsites 14 Free
2FitDaySoftware 8 Free
3MonkkeeWebsites 7 Free
4ProseboxWebsites 5 Free
5Day OneApps 5 Free
6PenzuWebsites 4 Free
7Spiritual Journaling: Writing Your Way to IndependenceBooks 3 Paid
8LiveJournalApps 2 Free
9Journaling for Joy: Writing Your Way to Personal Growth and FreedomBooks 1 Paid
10Travel DiariesWebsites 1 Free
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