Types of Diary

Why do people keep a diary and What is a diary? Diaries are a record of entries which describe what happened over the course of the day or another. In a diary, you can record things like your experience, likes or dislikes, events, adventure and many more.

The different types of diaries serve a different purpose, and it can be something that is written, pictures, voice or video recordings, and also electronically which is what Journey has been offering for you.

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Using a Diary template

If you are new to writing a diary, you can also start by using a diary template to kickstart your first diary entry. For a more detailed guide of a diary template, check out this article on Journey’s cloud for more tips.

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What are the types of diary

Travel Diary

Travel diary, or also known as Travelogue, are records written about the travel experiences.


Reflective Diary

A reflective journal to track your experience and a space to pour out your feelings.

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Gratitude Diary

A gratitude journal to write a list of things your are grateful for today.


Dream Diary

A dream journal records your dreams on a regular basis, track their themes and patterns over time.


Religious Diary

A bible journal is one that hold’s a person’s thoughts, reflections after a religion class and feelings that concerns life.


Pregnancy Journal

Write a personalized experience of your pregnancy journey in a pregnancy journal.


Food / Diet Diary

Food / diet diary is a daily record of the types of food and drinks consumed to estimate calorie consumption.


Health Diary

A health diary lists a record of your overall health history. You may also note down your goals, feelings and results for any particular area of health.

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Work Diary

Work diary records down your reflection about your professional life, writing about your experiences, goal and milestones.


Academic Diary

Academic diaries is a record of ideas, though and responsibilities for students to manage their time in school better.


Fitness Diary

A fitness diary, or aka Workout or Exercise Diary, keep a record of your record, goals and workout. It can also record down your daily nutrition.

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Audio Diary

Records of spoken thoughts through voice recording. It is a convenient way to capture and articulate ideas.


Creative Writing Diary

Creative writing diary records poems, stories, songs and other artistic records that have come through the mind.


Secret Diary

Secret diaries are one that records down anything that you don’t wish to share with others. It is something that shares the most private thought of your life.

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Journal Basics

Diary Basics

Ideas for Journals

  • 5 Year Journal

    Write one line a day for the next five years.

  • Bible Journal

    A bible journal is one that holds your thoughts and reflections after a religion class and feelings that concerns life.

  • Dream Journal

    Record your dreams on a regular basis and keep track of the dream's themes and patterns.

  • Travel Journal

    Document your adventures, road trips, places that you have visited, and discoveries that you made along the way.

  • Reflective Journal

    A self-reflective journal helps you to create your life with intention.

  • Pregnancy Journal

    Write a personalized experience of your pregnancy journey.

Ideas for Diaries

  • Food Diary

    Keep a log of all your daily meals to ensure a balanced nature diet.

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