New Forms of Writing!


I thought I would start today’s blog post with a little story from the other day. While waiting for the bus with my classmate, I expressed how much writing every day has helped with my English. She then turned to me and said that she too likes to write daily. I was surprised to know that writing is not only used to improve your language skills, but also for expressing your interests and feelings.

My friend, let’s call her Ellen, told me that she’s a “foodie.” I looked at her a little weird because I wasn’t sure what she meant.  A foodie, she explained, is when a person is interested in the culture around food, and more specifically, gourmet food. (By the way, I also had to ask her what she meant by gourmet food.) Ellen has a diary for foodies like her.

When I got off the bus later, I could not stop thinking about the different types of writing styles there could be. Ellen said she uses an online platform called Penzu. She said it is a site primarily for writing on it like a diary, but she uses it for her own personal blog that no one else can read. In a sense, it really is the best online food diary for someone who wants to keep his or her opinions private.

I have been thinking about how cool it would be to have my own online diary. That way, I could make entries on my phone from anywhere and it will always be secure. Ellen told me another reason why she likes having online Penzu food diaries is because paper diaries can be stolen, lost or destroyed. I think I will like using this online diary website. That way, I can keep my blog for the things I want to share with others and a Penzu diary for when I want to keep them private. I also found a video online that gives you tips on writing a diary.