Writing a page or more about your personal trials and tribulations each day might sound like a bit much, but writing down nothing at all is a sure fire way to forget what’s happened in the past month, year, or decade of your life. Enter 280daily, a micro journaling website that asks its users to take a few minutes each day to reflect on their lives. In 280 characters or less, users can track their progress, record major events, or jot down basic reflections.
When you create an account with 280daily, you can feel confident that your innermost thoughts and feelings will remain private and secure – much more so than anything you’ve written in a flimsy notebook or online diary. Create an account and click “New 280 Entry” to begin. Sum up your day in 280 characters or less and you’re done. You don’t even need to be sitting down at a computer to type your daily entry, since 280daily offers mobile applications for a variety of devices. Saved entries can be skimmed and browsed just like a traditional diary, and the journal itself can easily be exported as a PDF file.
What 280daily can offer that a traditional journal can’t – in addition to security and ease-of-use – is a wide variety of searching and tracking tools. Curious about the date of your first kiss with your longtime beau? Search for his name – plus the word kiss – in your 280daily archives. Similarly, you can use 280daily’s tools to track the average word count of your entries and see how those word counts have varied over time. For tech-loving diary-phobes, 280daily is a micro journaling app that nobody can say no to.
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