Written journals are and have been commonly used in the everyday world. Journals are used for English classes in middle schools and high schools, covering certain topics or issues discussed in the daily news. But there are also personal journals, covering about someone’s personal life. Selecting a subject and writing about that topic can be quite interesting.
When writing a topic your teacher has selected for the class, this usually means that you are writing a topic based on opinion. However, if you are writing in your personal journal, you are usually writing for yourself or about someone else you decided to write about, but no one outside of your topic.
Journals are similar to diaries in one way: journals can be as personal and private as diaries. There are certain issues you don’t want everyone to publicly know about, such as your personal life.