I want to hear from those of you who keep regular journal entries, and what methods you prefer for making/keeping them. I have kept written journals for about 15 years now. They have always served as a grab-bag of writing project drafts, diary entries, personal thoughts, grocery lists, general brainstorming, etc. I have always written them out in 9.5"x6" spiral notebooks. I've collected several boxes of them over the years, as you might imagine. I'm considering switching to a computer-based journal system, since most of the time I seem to be seated in front of my desktop or laptop computer these days, and because I can type (somewhat) faster than I write. There are downsides too, though -- a spiral notebook requires no power source, weighs just a few ounces, and lets me doodle in the margins without opening a new application. I'm not sure I could, or should, use both methods in parallel because I keep track of all this stuff by date. I guess the ideal thing would be to buy a scanner and scan new handwritten entries in as needed, then import their images into my "journal master file," whatever form that would take. Obviously scanning 15 years' worth of old notebooks is ridiculous, but I could start with my present spiral at least. Software-wise, TextEdit would do the job for writing entries, but maybe not for archiving or sorting them. I have Scrivener and Word, but they both seem like overkill. Am i wrong? If you have a favorite journal writing app, I'd like to hear about it.