5. Keeping a Diary, Not (Just) a Blog
Public confession can be an act of courage. One thinks of those bloggers who lay themselves bare, presenting intimate details of their lives to thousands of readers. But there is another kind of bravery that has nothing to do with the secret hope of a book deal (not that every blog has that motive!). There is the kind of bravery that is knowing yourself, recording your ideas because they matter to you, because writing through your feelings at the end of a miserable day is a way to make it better, because documenting the highlights of a noteworthy one will help you remember it.