Blogs are nice, they're convenient - but I really don't think they have anything on writing in your own journal and in your own handwriting.
My neighbor and friend brought me a goodie bag for bedrest and included a journal for me and I love it. Writing is great therapy folks. And if I was an artist, I'm sure I'd say the same thing about drawing or something like that - but I'm so not talented in that area. My drawings are stick figures.