As one of the first 'real' posts, I just wasn’t to speak about the background for this idea: I always thought (משחר נעורי) that the idea of writing a journal or a 'diary' was a very positive idea. I even started one as a youngster, but obviously had nothing of import to write. I think mainly the idea is ideal for adults who have many thoughts and life experiences they want to 'put on paper'. And especially for (what Rav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveichick z"l calls) "the lonely man of faith", especially for the 'עובד ה' who has so much on his mind about his real- spiritual life, the idea of a journal, I feel, is almost essential. And especially even more if that spiritual person (I don't want to say "Jew" because I don't think it's limited to that) is a philosopher- a person entrenched constantly in deep thought (I would say even- whether or not he's able to, or does share those thoughts with other people) to have a forum where he's able to express himself, his thoughts and his ideas (or "her" for that matter).
(About " 'her' for that matter"- In our times, in the western world, even female people have a forum where they can express their thoughts, and in public yet! (which borders on two ideas: woman’s and men’s free intellectual expression between each other in the western world. And the idea of how easy it is to publish ones writings now in the western world (i.e. with the internet). Hopefully this will serve as a reminder for future discussion of these matters.
And now, in recent years, came even a new inspiration for people to write- internet blogging. And I always saw how clearly and wonderfully people were able to express themselves through this medium (אפילו אלו שאינם ראוים כ"כ) I always had that will to find out how to, and actually make a blog. And therefore, when I stand (actually- 'sit') before G-d- who is finally allowing me this privilege of the western world, I thank him from the depths of my heart, and it should be His will, that I will be able to accomplish herein that which I set out to- Amen!