Keep A Private Online Diary

A blog is what people typically think of when they are considering writing and keeping a journal online. But what if you are wanting to keep a journal that allows you to insert photos and easily share your entries, while also allowing you to keep it private and secure?

Penzu is one such site. Not only is it super secure (if someone were to obtain your login and password, they’d also have to enter a password to read any entries you have locked), but it is easy and fun to use. (I love the notebook paper background) And? It’s free.

When I first came across Penzu, the concept seemed a bit odd. The idea of typing all of that info out and then saving it where no one can see it struck me as a waste of time. But, I am a blogger because I am comfortable with putting personal thoughts out on the web for others to see. If I wasn’t comfortable with that, my options would be:

  • pen and paper (shoot me now. I hate writing with a pen and paper. plus my handwriting has gotten horrid since college)
  • using a word processing program (cumbersome)

So I can see how a site like Penzu would be worth a second look.

Another plus is that it is easy to insert photos and, if you choose to, share your entries with others.

Be sure to take advantage of the “Print” feature. You wouldn’t want to risk losing all of your memories to a server disaster.

For more info:
Why use Penzu?
Penzu – FAQ

Another option:
Google Docs: free; easy to use. Docs can also be shared with others. However, not password protected/locked

Share: Do you journal? If so, do you use a blog? pen and paper?

photo: incurable_hippie


  1. This is a great option for those of us who don’t want to start a public blog! Thanks for the info.

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