Today marks the first anniversary of this online ^zhurnal. (See the initial post of 4 April 1999 Zhurnal Zero; it was nearly content-free.) What has the experiment demonstrated so far? Some lessons-learned, guidelines, and tentative advice:

As Arnold Bennett observed, what you put in your journal may seem dull to you as you're composing it --- but a year from now it will begin to gleam, a decade in the future it will shine, and a century hence it will be a gift of light and insight to readers unknowable. So write, in deep humility.

Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 18:36:45 (EDT) = 2000-04-04

TopicBennett - TopicJournalizing - TopicZhurnal

(correlates: HippocraticRepairman, JournalBearing, CleanupHitter, ...)