"Either write something worth reading
or do something worth writing."
I'm not a journal-er, no keeping of my daily thoughts and actions....but, I love to keep quotes, addresses and notes on people I meet. I have many, many journals of such information. I like to encourage my daughter to keep such data for it is quite a stitch to go back and read.
I have actually looked at a name....pondered...and had no recollection of this person. But, upon reading my notes..."tall blonde, great personality, had on a handmade striped scarf, easy to talk to, has two children ages 6 and 9, really enjoys knitting" I knew exactly who she was. Many people stick names to people for memory....I stick facts and traits. How do you remember people?
The above mini journals I made for an art class as the attendee party favors.
I encouraged my flavor of journaling.